VT Women’s Basketball: Regan Magarity Is Out For the Season


Jan 16, 2013; Durham, NC, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Dennis Wolff on the sidelines against the Duke Blue Devils during the first half at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Tech Hokies women’s basketball team has had a decent start to the season and part of that was due to freshman forward Regan Magarity. However, the Hokies have been without Magarity for the last few games due to injury, but were hoping that the freshman would be able to return at some point this season.

Now, we know that Magarity will not be returning to the court this season.

Magarity will apparently have surgery on her calf which will end her season as reported by Mark Berman of the Roanoke Times. This is a very disappointing loss for a Virginia Tech women’s basketball team that does not have much depth in the frontcourt with Taijah Campbell still suspended. We would also like to state that we hope for a full recovery for Magarity.

In five games this season, Magarity was a dominant player that was averaging 14.0 points, 10.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.6 blocks in 30.6 minutes per game. Magarity seemed ready to form a very tough trio this season with Rachel Camp and Vanessa Panousis that could have led the Hokies to a solid season in the ACC. That will be a lot harder now that Magarity is done for the season.

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I’m not exactly sure what the medical redshirt rules are for basketball, but it would not be surprising if the Hokies tried to see if they could get a medical redshirt for Regan Magarity.

For this season, the Hokies will look to Hannah Young and Sidney Cook to be the main replacements for Magarity. Cook is starting to receive more playing time, and could be a very good rebounder for the Hokies as she is currently averaging 4.6 rebounds in only 13.9 minutes per game.

Rachel Camp has also taken up some of the rebounding load averaging 7.3 rebounds per game but the Hokies need a full team effort to continue to replace what they have lost with the absence of Magarity.

In the long run, getting surgery now is probably best for Magarity and the Hokies especially since Virginia Tech has only one senior in Kelsey Conyers. This Virginia Tech is going to keep getting better especially with a strong recruiting class led by five-star forward Kelly Koshuta coming in next fall.

Losing Regan Magarity hurts for this season, but it doesn’t hurt the Hokies’ potential to be really good in the next few seasons with the talented young players Virginia Tech has.

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