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IU guard granted extra year of eligibility

Xavier Johnson #0 of the Indiana Hoosiers drives with the ball against Tommy Kuhse #12 of the St. Mary's Gaels in the first round game of the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Moda Center on March 17, 2022 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) — Indiana University senior point guard Xavier Johnson has been granted an extra year of eligibility, per a news release from IU men’s basketball.

The extra year was granted after the NCAA approved a medical hardship waiver for the 2022-23 season.

“We are very happy for Xavier and his family and can’t wait to have him be a key member of our program, next season,” said IU head coach Mike Woodson. “I know this year was challenging for him, but he brought a positive attitude every day and I believe he will bring a great deal to our team next season because of the adversity he has faced.”

Johnson suffered a broken foot against Kansas on Dec. 17.

Johnson started in 11 games this past season, averaging 9.9 points and 4.9 assists per game.