PEMBROKE – University of North Carolina at Pembroke men’s basketball head coach Ben Miller confirmed this week that all-American Quamain Rose will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury suffered in last week’s home victory over Fayetteville State.
“This is a tough day for Quamain Rose, our team and Brave Nation,” Miller said. “Q is family to all of us, and we will be there to support him while he recovers from this setback. In my 25-plus years of coaching, Q is one of my all-time favorites for many reasons. He is a great father to his son, Ty, while juggling classes, his job at our bookstore and a busy basketball schedule. While doing all of that, he still maintains better than a 3.0 grade point average and is on track to graduate this spring. He has really matured off of the court and has worked hard to become one of the best basketball players in the nation.”
Rose averaged 16.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and a Peach Belt Conference-best 3.0 steals per game this season. He was named a preseason all-American and the nation’s top returning point guard by HERO Sports, while also picking up his second straight preseason all-PBC nod.
“Q leads our team in many statistical categories, but also leads us in grit, toughness and heart,” Miller said. “He is absolutely one of the most competitive and hard-working players I have ever seen, and has been a leader of the transformation of Braves basketball into a national contender. He will have tremendous support from our staff, players and Brave Nation while he recovers from this injury.
“I also know that Q possesses the character and determination to come back stronger than ever. Quamain Rose has a very bright future in basketball and in life.”