Maybank tears patella tendon

St. John's guard Jermaine Maybank tore his left patella tendon and will miss the 2004-05 season, the school announced on Friday.

The Bronx native injured himself during the team's annual Red-White scrimmage Thursday night. He will have surgery on Wednesday, according to the release.

"It is very disheartening to see Jermaine go down with this season-ending injury," Red Storm head coach Norm Roberts said in the release. "He is a tough competitor and we will help him get through this. The frustrating thing is he was looking so forward to this year and contributing right away."

Maybank was in his first year at St. John's after a stint at Independence Community College in Kansas, where he averaged 12.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists a game last season.