NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University men's basketball graduate Evan Bradds ('17) suffered an injury to his right knee Wednesday in an NBA pre-draft with the Indiana Pacers.
As reported by Mike Organ of The Tennessean, during the tryout Bradds came down wrong on his right foot and suffered a tear to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of his right knee.
Bradds confirmed the injury to belmontbruins.com.
"I just came down wrong, I knew exactly what I did," Bradds said.
Earlier in the Pacers' workout, Bradds took an inadvertent elbow and endured a broken nose. He was attended to and continued to play.
Among a select group of student-athletes twice named Associated Press All-American and CoSIDA Academic All-American®, Bradds represented Belmont at the Final Four as part of the 2017 Reese's College All-Star Game.
Bradds led Belmont to 91 victories and four consecutive conference championships.
The 6-7 forward set Belmont's NCAA Division I era career scoring record (1,921 points) and ranks fourth all-time in college basketball history in field goal percentage (.667).
He tallied 98 double figure scoring games, including 30 of his final 31 games.
Bradds, two-time All-District by the NABC and USBWA, was also a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award and Julius Erving Award.
Fans are invited to send Evan well wishes via Belmont social media accounts.
Just saw where Belmont grad Evan Bradds--20 pts; 8 rebs a game as a senior AND a two-time academic All-American got his nose broke and THEN— John Feinstein (@JFeinsteinBooks) May 18, 2017
Hate to see the news about Evan Bradds tearing his ACL during an NBA workout.— Chris Harris (@ChrisHarrisWSMV) May 18, 2017
Hope Belmont's all-time leading scorer gets another shot
Terrible news to hear Belmont's Evan Bradds tore his ACL yesterday working out for the Pacers...— Cory Curtis (@CoryCurtis2) May 18, 2017
Awful news. https://t.co/R0S5K5qbjz— Paul Jones (@PJFOX17) May 18, 2017
Man, that's tough news for such a good guy. That ACL recovery is tough, but hopefully he bounces back quick. https://t.co/3li9djt2Zs— Matthew Maxey (@maxey2005) May 18, 2017
Get better soon Evan. https://t.co/kaeqTpkTvS— OhioValleyConference (@OVCSports) May 18, 2017