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Season ending knee surgery for Louisiana forward

Posted at 12:51 PM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-13 17:10:03-05

LAFAYETTE, La — The Ragin' Cajuns Men's Basketball team will be without Kobe Julien for the rest of the season.

The redshirt freshman recently had surgery on his right knee. Julien started the first eight games of the season averaging 12.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Which is tops among all Sun Belt Conference freshman.

"We're disappointed for Kobe after all of the hard work that he has put in to come back from a knee injury that he suffered in high school," Marlin said. "He was having a great season as a redshirt freshman and provided us with leadership in the front court. We know that he will work hard in the rehabilitation process and we look forward to getting back in the lineup in the future."

The Baton Rouge native missed the entire 2018-19 season recovering from an injury to his left knee that was sustained during his senior year at Madison Prep. Julien was selected as the Outstanding Player on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association's Class 3A All-State boys basketball team, despite missing the state playoffs due to an injury and was also honored by the LABC as the 2018 Louisiana Class 3A High School Player of the Year.