Fordham forward Chris Gaston will make his return Saturday, sources tell A Daly Dose Of Hoops. (Photo courtesy of WFUV)
Fordham continues their two-game road trip Wednesday night against Xavier, but for a Ram team coming off a 36-point drubbing at the hands of La Salle Saturday afternoon, help is on the way.
Forward Chris Gaston, who has missed Fordham's last six games with lingering effects from the November knee surgery that held him out of the lineup for six additional contests for the 6-18 Rams earlier in the season, will return for Fordham's homecoming Saturday, according to the New York Post's Anthony Sulla-Heffinger, who spoke with Gaston earlier today and informed A Daly Dose Of Hoops soon after. Gaston's return comes just hours after Butler announced that center Andrew Smith would miss the Bulldogs' next two games with an abdominal injury, keeping the 6-11 big man out of action at Rose Hill after Butler tips off Wednesday night against Charlotte.
In twelve games this season, Gaston is Fordham's second-leading scorer behind Branden Frazier, averaging 14 points per game, and is the team's leading rebounder with an average of 8.1 boards per contest. More details will be posted when they become available.