Bryan Hipsher To Miss Entire Basketball Season With Knee Injury

Nov. 26, 2004

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville University forward Bryan Hipsher (Akron, Ohio) will miss the entire the 2004-05 basketball season after suffering a season-ending knee injury during one of the Dolphins' final practices prior to the start of the regular season. The junior transfer from the University of Akron was competing with Antonio Cool for the starting wing spot and was going to see some time in the post, as well.

Hipsher played three seasons (one redshirt) for his father at Akron, appearing in 18 games last year as a redshirt sophomore. He redshirted his sophomore season after playing in all 31 games as a freshman, including eight starts. The 6-foot-4 forward averaged 2.1 ppg and 1.4 rpg for the Zips as a freshman. His father, Dan Hipsher, was the head coach at Akron for nine seasons following head coaching stints at Stetson and Wittenburg, while his brother, Andy, also played four years at Akron (1999-2003).

The Dolphins return to action at Savannah State on Saturday at 7 p.m.