Guard Jason Morris may not play against Clemson Tuesday because of a foot injury suffered in overtime of the Yellow Jackets’ loss to Virginia Tech Saturday.
If Morris cannot play, Tech will have eight players on scholarship available, including former walk-ons Nick Foreman and Derek Craig. Guard Glen Rice Jr., who is suspended, and backup center Nate Hicks, who has mononucleosis, will not play.
Morris suffered the injury when he landed awkwardly after taking a shot against the Hokies. Morris played one of his best games of the season, scoring 10 points with four assists. He did not practice Sunday. It’s possible that even if he is available, that he would be limited.
The Jackets played with eight players Saturday, including Morris. With the overtime period, all five starters played 33 minutes or more.
“Everybody’s got to be ready to go on Tuesday night,” coach Brian Gregory said. “Even if it’s one minute of playing time it’s got to be the hardest one minute that they’ve ever played.”