Robby Carmody out for the season; John Mooney announced captain
Observer Sports Staff | Friday, December 14, 2018
With a Crossroads Classic bout against Purdue looming, Notre Dame announced several key team developments on consecutive days this week. Following the departure of former captain Elijah Burns from the program, junior forward John Mooney was named a team captain for the remainder of the season on Thursday afternoon. On Friday afternoon, news broke that freshman guard Robby Carmody will have season-ending surgery on his shoulder due to a torn labrum.
Mooney has started all nine games this year for the Irish (6-3), and is averaging 11.6 points per game, shooting over 44 percent from beyond the arc. The 6-foot-9, 242-pound forward from Orlando, Florida, is also currently leading all ACC players in rebounding, grabbing 9.7 boards per game. Mooney joins senior guard Rex Pflueger and junior guard TJ Gibbs as team captains, taking the place of Burns, who announced his decision to leave the team in November.
Carmody, the 2018 Gatorade Pennsylvania Player of the Year, played in all nine games and started two of them for Notre Dame this season. The freshman wing averaged 3.7 points per game along with 1.7 rebounds. Undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder, Carmody will redshirt this season and preserve his four years of remaining eligibility with the program.