Boston College guard injured in first ACC tournament

Havelock High graduate and current Boston College guard Ky Bowman was named to the All-Freshmen Team for the Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday.

A day later he was on crutches after sustaining a leg injury against Wake Forest in the first round of the ACC Tournament. Bowman had seven points in 14 minutes of play against Wake Forest in his first ACC Tournament game. Boston College lost the contest 92-78, ending its season with a 9-23 record.

Bowman finished the regular season averaging 14.5 points, 2.9 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game. He is one of just five freshmen in the country with three 30-point games this season.

During ACC play, he led all freshmen in field goal percentage, 3-point shooting percentage and 3-pointers made.

He is the first Boston College player named to the All-Freshmen Team since Olivier Hanlan in 2013. He matched his career high with a 33-point game Jan. 21 against North Carolina.

Bowman received three votes as ACC Freshman of the Year, which was won by Dennis Smith of N.C. State. Smith was also a member of the All-Freshmen Team along with Jonathan Isaac of Florida State, Jayson Tatum of Duke and Josh Okogie of Georgia Tech.

Bowman was a 2016 graduate of Havelock High School. He scored 1,813 points during his career at Havelock High, leading the Rams to the eastern regional semifinals in his junior and senior seasons. In his final prep season, he earned all-state honors while averaging 23.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.4 steals per game.