Weber State junior forward Frank “Mook” Otis could potentially be out for the remainder of the season after injuring his MCL in practice this week — the opposite knee from the one he dislocated earlier this season.
Otis already missed nine games and had only played two games since his return, providing a spark off the bench with 12 points in WSU’s last game. The Wildcats face Sacramento State tonight at 8 p.m. at the Hornets Nest, not far from Otis’ hometown of Oakland.
For the season, Otis has played in nine games, starting seven, and averaged 6.4 points per game and 4.6 rebounds. The transfer from Southern Methodist University pulled down 17 rebounds and scored 13 points, still his WSU career high, in his first game for the Wildcats on Nov. 11.
Otis dislocated his other knee on Dec. 7 against BYU and told me before his return on Jan. 14 against Montana that he was so disheartened by hurting his knee again he wasn’t sure if he’d be able to play basketball again.
Otis had previously had his knee scoped last spring before suiting up for Weber State.
Weber State point guard Damian Lillard, the nation’s leading scorer, continues to draw the attention of NBA scouts. Ten scouts are expected to be in attendance tonight, including the general manager of the Sacramento Kings, Geoff Petrie.
Utah Jazz GM Kevin O’Connor came to a Weber State practice last week to watch Lillard as well.