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Aaron Nesmith could miss remainder of 2019-20 season

Nesmith was the early favorite for SEC Player of the Year.

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Aaron Nesmith has become one of the best players in college hoops, and he’s currently the SEC’s leading scorer at 23 points per game, which also ranks fifth nationally.

However, the Vanderbilt Commodores forward is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his foot and could miss the remainder of the 2019-2020 season, head coach Jerry Stackhouse revealed Saturday.

Nesmith missed the Dores’ 69-50 loss to the Texas A&M Aggies, and afterward, Stackhouse said Nesmith will be using a scooter for much of the next six weeks, which includes two matchups with the Kentucky Wildcats.

In ESPN’s latest NBA mock draft, Nesmith goes 22nd overall to the Oklahoma City Thunder, so this could be the last we’ve seen of Nesmith in college.

As for the Dores, they’re now 8-7 overall and 0-2 in SEC play. It’s terrible luck for a program that lost its best player last season — Darius Garland — to a season-ending foot injury after just five games before he too left for the NBA.