Jalen Coleman-Lands to miss upcoming games after suffering broken left hand in win over UIC


Jalen Coleman-Lands shoots a jumper of UIC guard Dominique Matthews during DePaul’s win on Friday night. Richard Bodee | The DePaulia

DePaul junior guard Jalen Coleman-Lands will miss Wednesday night’s matchup against Incarnate Word and upcoming games as well after suffering a broken left hand in DePaul’s win over UIC on Friday night.

The injury happened with 17:47 left in the second half of Friday’s game and Coleman-Lands underwent surgery on Tuesday afternoon. A timeframe for his return has yet to be determined.

“This is very unfortunate for Jalen as he was starting to hit his stride on both ends of the court for us,” DePaul head coach Dave Leitao said in a statement. “We know our medical staff will provide him the support he needs for a full recovery and we look forward to his return to the court.”

Over the last six games, Coleman-Lands is averaging 12.0 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. Coleman-Lands transferred to the Blue Demons from Illinois and has started all nine games while averaging 9.6 points and 2.8 rebounds over 29.9 minutes per game.

DePaul closes out the non-conference schedule this week with games against Incarnate Word on Wednesday night before Boston College visits Chicago on Saturday afternoon for a 2:30 p.m game.

Following Saturday’s game, DePaul has a week off before opening conference play Dec. 29 against Xavier.