Junior forward out with ankle injury

Junior forward Kevin Hamlet is guarded by RS sophomore Innocent Nwoko on Oct. 14 at McGuirk Arena.

Junior transfer forward Kevin Hamlet is not expected to play in the Central Michigan men's basketball game against CSU Bakersfield on Nov. 15.

The 6-foot-7 forward was not dressed and did not play in the season opener against Concordia on Nov. 6 or on Nov. 9 against Chicago State. Coming into the season, head coach Keno Davis said he was expected to compete for minutes in a rotation with the other big men.

"I don't believe he will be ready," Davis said. "I haven't got any official words but I would say he is unlikely to play."

Davis mentioned after the Chippewas 98-67 victory over Concordia that Hamlet had rolled his ankle in practice a few days before. 

Hamlet averaged 8.3 points and 4.8 rebounds in 31 minutes per game last season with Mineral Area College. He did play in the 2018-19 Maroon and Gold game.

Davis gave no timetable for Hamlet's return. 

The Chippewas are off to a 2-0 start to the 2018 season without Hamlet. Their latest win over Chicago State earned Davis' 100th win at CMU.