Montray Clemons out for season

Updated: October 17, 2011, 6:16 PM ET
By Scott Powers |

DePaul freshman forward Montray Clemons will miss the 2011-2012 season due to a ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee, the school announced on Monday.

Clemons, who is 6-foot-7 and 225 pounds, suffered the injury when he slipped during warm-ups of DePaul's Midnight Madness on Friday night. He is scheduled to have surgery on Tuesday and is expected to have six to eight months of rehab.

Clemons is the third player DePaul has already lost this season. The Blue Demons announced Friday junior forward Tony Freeland (injury) and freshman guard Macari Brooks (ineligibility) would sit out this season.

A Baltimore native, Clemons signed with DePaul in April after spending a prep season at Mack Academy in Charlotte, N.C. Clemons averaged 20 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks at Baltimore Poly during his senior season of high school.

Scott Powers covers high school and college sports for and can be reached at Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Scott Powers is the Blackhawks beat reporter for He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.