Freshman Jordan Roper will miss today's Virginia game with ankle sprain

Injury occurred during practice on Friday

Clemson guard Jordan Roper shoots a lay up in the first half.

Photo by Nathan Gray

Clemson guard Jordan Roper shoots a lay up in the first half.

Freshman guard Jordan Roper will miss Clemson's basketball game against Virginia today because of a sprained ankle.

The injury occurred during practice on Friday.

Roper is one of the Tigers' top perimeter shooters, and coach Brad Brownell was counting on his contributions against a Virginia defense designed, he said, to force opponents into taking guarded perimeter shots.

Brownell had praised Roper's performance against Duke, saying that he played "fearlessly" against the top-ranked Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium, even though he made just one-of-nine shot attempts.

Roper is averaging 6.8 points per game so far this season.

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