By Brad Locke/NEMS Daily Journal
Mississippi State’s Wendell Lewis has been granted a fifth year of eligibility by the SEC.
The senior forward was expected to get the extra season after suffering
a knee injury in December and applying for
a medical hardship.
The injury limited him to eight games, in which he averaged 8.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.
“I really believe that Wendell needed another year in our program to improve on the court, because he was just beginning to make strides right before his injury after coming off two straight games where he scored career highs,” said MSU coach Rick Ray, who went 10-22 in his first season.
“This move is beneficial for both Wendell and our basketball program.”
Lewis, who’s averaged 3.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in his career, is one of 10 returning scholarship players for MSU.