Gophers men’s basketball player Jamison Battle might make his season debut Monday against California Baptist in the SoCal Challenge in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
Battle, the Gophers’ leading scorer in 2021-22, had “minor” foot surgery Oct. 28 and has been progressing with his rehab, coach Ben Johnson said Saturday.
Battle will go through practice Sunday and, barring a setback, he will be a game-time decision Monday. If Battle can play either Monday or in the tournament’s second and final game Wednesday, he would only play a restricted amount of minutes.
“He’s itching to get out there,” Johnson said.
Battle led the Gophers in scoring (17.5), rebounding (6.3) and minutes (36.7) per game last season.