A left-knee injury will keep Eden Prairie’s Niamya Holloway sidelined for the upcoming University of Minnesota women’s basketball season.
The injury to Holloway, who graduated from Eden Prairie High School in June, was announced by Gophers’ coach Lindsay Whalen in a Tuesday news release.
A Star Tribune story reported that Holloway injured the anterior cruciate ligament in the left knee and will have surgery in the coming weeks. She will need a year to recover.
“Unfortunately Niamya suffered a knee injury last week, and we are saddened to learn this week that it is season ending,” Whalen said in the news release. “We are here to support Niamya every step of the way as she moves forward in this recovery process.”
Holloway enters her first season with Minnesota after a stellar prep career at EPHS. According to ESPN, she was a part of the Gophers’ 10th-ranked recruiting class.
At EPHS, she was an All-State selection in basketball her senior year while also winning a second straight high jump state championship in track and field.
Holloway’s family commented on her injury via Twitter not too long after the team made the announcement: