WACO, Texas — Baylor forward Tristan Clark will be out for the rest of the season after suffering a left knee injury requiring "season-ending" surgery, according to Head Coach Scott Drew.
The sophomore led the nation in field goal percentage at 73.7, which was on pace to be the fourth best single-season mark in NCAA D1 history.
"He's a tremendous player and teammate," Drew said. "This is obviously disappointing news, but Tristan is determined to do whatever it takes to rehabilitate and return to being one of the nation's premier big men."
Clark started in the Bears' first 14 games of the 2018-19 season. During that time, he averaged 14.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 1.6 assists in just under 30 minutes per game.
The San Antonio native posted double-digit scores in 11 of his 14 games, including a career-high 27 points against Ole Miss. He also had recorded three games with five or more blocks.
Clark was named Big 12 Player of the Week Dec. 31 after posting 17 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks while converting on 8-9 from the field when the Bears faced New Orleans.
During his first two season, Clark played in 47 games and started in 44. His current .6629 career field goals percentage is on place to break the program record.
"We can't wait to have him back out on the court next season," Drew said.