Cambridge, MA, United States (4E Sports) – Harvard Crimson center Kenyatta Smith will miss the rest of the season after fracturing his right foot during Monday’s practice.
The 6-foot-8, 250-pound Smith missed Harvard’s first 17 games with an injury to the same foot.
He was looked upon as a potential impact player toward the end of the 2012-13 season as a sophomore after averaging 17.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 8.0 blocks per game when they beat Penn and Princeton on consecutive nights in mid-February.
Smith averaged 5.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.1 blocks last season despite playing just 14.5 minutes per game.
In his absence, Harvard had to rely on senior Kyle Casey and juniors Steve Moundou-Missi and Jonah Travis, while also working in Evan Cummins.
Harvard (15-3, 2-0 Ivy) will also be missing junior forward Jonah Travis and sophomore guard/forward Agunwa Okolie against Princeton (12-3, 0-1) on Friday night.
Travis has a concussion, while Okolie is dealing with a sore knee.
The 6-foot-6, 225-pound Travis is averaging 5.8 points (seventh on the team) and 4.2 rebounds (fourth) in 15.3 minutes per game, and the 6-8, 205-pound Okolie is averaging 3.1 points, 1.9 rebounds in 10.1 minutes per game.