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Gonzaga's Anton Watson out for remainder of season, will get shoulder surgery

Watson will have surgery on his left shoulder. He played in 15 games this season, averaging 4.9 points and 3.1 rebounds.
Credit: AP
Gonzaga head coach Mark Few, right, speaks with guard Joel Ayayi, left, forward Anton Watson, second from the left, and forward Drew Timme during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Cal State Bakersfield in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. Gonzaga won 77-49. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga freshman and former Gonzaga Prep standout Anton Watson will miss the remainder of the season to get surgery on his injured left shoulder.

The school announced the news in a press release Thursday.

"Anton is one of the toughest guys I've coached. He's battled through a lot, because he cares about this team," head coach Mark Few said in the release. "This is the right thing to do moving forward for his career, and he has a bright future with our program."

Watson has played in 15 games for the Bulldogs, averaging 4.9 points and 3.1 rebounds.

The Bulldogs are currently the No. 1 team in the nation.

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