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ISU's Naz Mitrou-Long out for the season

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Iowa State shooting guard Naz Mitrou-Long will miss the remainder of the season due to hip soreness. Mitrou-Long underwent surgery on his left hip in April and played through pain during the Cyclones' first 8 games of the season.

The senior averaged 12 points per game during the early season. He plans to seek a medical redshirt.

“This was an extremely difficult decision for me,” Mitrou-Long said. “As a player, there is nothing you want more than to help your team be successful. Following the surgery, I pushed myself incredibly hard to be ready for the season opener. As I’ve said before, I knew I might not be 100 percent, but I wanted to give it a go for my team. With that said, I feel the need to take time off to allow myself to rehab with our training staff to get back to where I can perform at my peak level on the basketball court.

“I appreciate the support of Coach Prohm and my teammates, as well as the ISU medical staff. I am looking forward to cheering on my teammates and coaches for the rest of what I know will be an exciting season. Those guys are my family and I know we will do great.”

Fifth ranked Iowa State returns to the court on Saturday to face UNI in the Big Four Classic.

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