The Florida State men’s basketball team will be without Anthony Polite, who “has sustained an injured right wrist, which will force him to miss an undetermined number of games,” coach Leonard Hamilton announced on Friday evening.
Polite is averaging 9.7 points and 5.5 rebounds with 52 assists in 21 starts.
Forward Malik Osborne had “successful surgery” on his left ankle on Thursday and is out for the season. Hamilton said earlier this week that Osborne has an extra year of eligibility if he chooses to use it. Osborne, who averaged 10 points and a team-leading 6.9 rebounds, has already earned his bachelor’s degree.
Center Naheem McLeod had “successful surgery” on his right hand on Friday. McLeod averaged 4.5 points and 2.1 rebounds. Hamilton estimated after FSU’s loss to Clemson on Wednesday that McLeod could miss 6-8 weeks.
FSU (13-8, 6-5 ACC) plays host to Wake Forest (18-5, 8-4) on Saturday at noon (Bally Sports regional networks).
The Seminoles’ rotation is severely limited without three of its top rotational players. Without Osborne and McLeod at Clemson, Hamilton and the coaching staff often turned to walk-on Harrison Prieto, who had five points, two rebounds and a block in 16 minutes of the 75-69 loss.