According to Texas athletic trainer Fred Burnett, Dogus Balbay suffered a right knee injury back on October 4th during a pick-up game. But now the decision has been made to undergo knee surgery, which will sideline the freshman point guard indefinitely. Balbay will have the surgery on Tuesday.
Balbay, a native of Turkey, averaged 13.5 points and a team-best 7.5 assists per game in one season at Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.) while leading the school to a 29-6 record and a runner-up finish at the NEPSAC Class A Championship. He paced the Under-19 Turkish National Team to a seventh-place finish at the 16-team Under-19 World Championships this summer in Novi Sad, Serbia (July 12-22), leading his team in scoring (12.4 ppg), rebounding (5.8 rpg), assists (3.3 apg), steals (1.9 spg) and minutes played (26.7 mpg).