Originally created 03/31/04

Clemson's Babalola has surgery



CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson forward Olu Babalola had arthroscopic surgery on his ankle this week, the school announced.

Babalola, a junior, is expected to resume full activity in about three-to-four weeks.

Babalola was troubled by the ankle for a good part of the season. He said he February that he would continue to play and deal with the injury at the end of the season.

Babalola averaged 9 points and 4.6 rebounds a game in Clemson coach Oliver Purnell's first season.

The Tigers went 10-18 this year. Babalola along with Sharrod Ford are Clemson's only returning seniors for next season.