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Breaking News: UVA finally confirms Elijah Gertrude out for 2024-2025 season

Chris Graham
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It’s finally official: UVA Basketball announced Friday, in a conveniently timed news dump, with the focus of the UVA Athletics fan base on the College World Series, that Elijah Gertrude is out for the season after a scooter accident on April 30.

The news about Gertrude, a 6’4” point guard, had been rumored for weeks, and it was suspected that the recruiting of former Kansas State point guard Dai Dai Ames was a direct result of the loss of Gertrude, who according to a news release sent out to media members Friday afternoon underwent surgery to repair injuries to his right knee on May 17.

“Elijah will miss the 2024-25 season after suffering a knee injury in an unfortunate accident,” UVA coach Tony Bennett said in a statement in the news. “He had a solid first season on Grounds and was off to a terrific start in our offseason workouts. Elijah’s surgery went well, and he is already working hard on his rehabilitation.”

Gertrude is a rising sophomore, as is Ames, a 6’1” point guard, who finished strong in his freshman season at K State, working his way into the team’s starting rotation as the Big 12 season played out in February and March.

Bennett also added Jalen Warley, a 6’7” combo guard from Florida State, from the transfer portal, and has Andrew Rohde, a 6’6” combo guard who started 27 games in the 2023-2024 season, and Christian Bliss, a 6’4” point guard who redshirted this past season, as options at the point.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham, the king of "fringe media," is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].

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