ASU men’s hoops missing 4 players for opener due to COVID-19 protocols

Nov 9, 2021, 4:55 PM
Head coach Bobby Hurley of the Arizona State Sun Devils watches the action during the first half of...
Head coach Bobby Hurley of the Arizona State Sun Devils watches the action during the first half of the college basketball game at Wells Fargo Arena on January 3, 2016 in Tempe, Arizona. The Arizona Wildcats beat the Arizona State Sun Devils 94-82. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)

When head coach Bobby Hurley and the Arizona State Sun Devils men’s basketball team open their season Tuesday night against Portland, they will be doing so down a handful of players.

ASU will be without forward Jalen Graham, as well as guards Jay Heath, Justin Rochelin and Jordan Williams, who are all out in COVID-19 protocol, per The Athletic’s Doug Haller.

Sun Devils fans are familiar with Graham, as the junior is back after averaging 8.1 points per game as a sophomore, while the other three are newcomers to the program.

Heath is a sophomore transfer from Boston College who was their leading scorer a year ago averaging 14.5 points per game.

Rochelin and Williams are both freshmen in their first season with ASU.

The Sun Devils tip off the 2021-22 season at home Tuesday against Portland at 5 p.m. You can catch all the action on ESPN 620 AM or 98.7 FM HD-2.

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