FeaturedInsiderNews

McAllister to miss 2021-22 season with ACL tear

For the second consecutive year VCU forward, Jarren McAllister, will miss the season following an ACL tear.

The redshirt sophomore tore his ACL in his right knee in practice this week. He missed all of last season after tearing his left ACL in a game against Penn State.

“It’s just devastating once again after watching Jarren’s daily approach to get back on the court from last year’s injury. He’s an amazing young man who will again grind and rehab under the care of our medical staff and will get back with his teammates,” said Rams Head Coach Mike Rhoades.

The 6’4 forward appeared in 16 games his freshman season, logging a total of 114 minutes before his first ACL tear. He’s the second VCU player within almost a week’s time to suffer that injury, joining sophomore Jameer Watkins who will miss the 2021-22 season due to ACL tear as well.

The Rams will also be without sophomore Ace Baldwin for a large chunk of this upcoming season as well. Baldwin tore his achilles this past summer, but by all reports is ahead of schedule in his recovery and could potentially join his teammates for conference play this season.

A two-time graduate of VCU (School of the Arts '07, Center for Sport Leadership '10), Mat is a co-founder of VCU Ram Nation and a longtime fan as the ...

ramin75

Elite Member
Joined
May 1, 2009
Posts
529
Likes
825
Looks like the early season Bahamas tourney will not be the stepping stone to the post season. I know we have not played anything yet, but you need warm bodies and it’s getting shorter by the week.
Feel so bad for McAllister.
 

ISwamRam

Elite Member
Joined
Apr 20, 2009
Posts
2,905
Likes
4,907
Sux yes...end of season...ha...don't forget we're a stacked team even with these injuries. We've lost two good slashers to the basket with Jarren and Jamir out. But Curry is back and he's fearless driving to the hoop (if his FT % can improve, all the better). Don't forget Vince drives and shoots the 3 very well. And Josh came on strong end of season and should continue to improve. Fill in the new guys and the only thing that can hurt us is if we let these set backs take over their thoughts.
"Fear is the mind killer"
 

Ram Jam

Elite Member
Joined
Mar 21, 2017
Posts
263
Likes
453
Any updates on how Jarren is doing? Is he an outside shooter at all? I feel like next year we are going to have a team of Ace and four 6'7-6'9 guys. A little worried about our spacing on offense...
 

Ramlove81

Elite Member
Joined
Dec 4, 2013
Posts
6,370
Likes
10,293
Any updates on how Jarren is doing? Is he an outside shooter at all? I feel like next year we are going to have a team of Ace and four 6'7-6'9 guys. A little worried about our spacing on offense...
Nunn, Jamir 6'7" is a good three point shooter, I don't think it will be a problem.
 

Wolfpack Ram

Elite Member
Joined
Apr 21, 2009
Posts
13,788
Likes
23,645
Any updates on how Jarren is doing? Is he an outside shooter at all? I feel like next year we are going to have a team of Ace and four 6'7-6'9 guys. A little worried about our spacing on offense...

McAllister has only played in 16 games at VCU, so there is not enough data to determine if he is an outside shooter. In those 16 games, though, he did not display that quality. He was 2-7 from three, and most of his points were from driving to the basket or offensive put backs. What McAllister brings to the table is he brings toughness to this team and he is a very good offensive rebounder for being 6'4". In those 16 games, 14 of his 20 rebounds were offensive rebounds. VCU desperately needs that type of toughness.