Papa Ndao lost for season

The Saint Joseph Hawks will be without Papa Ndao for the upcoming season because of unspecified medical reasons, it was announced Friday.

Ndao, a senior, averaged 2.5 points and 1.3 rebounds last season as the Hawks won the Atlantic 10 Conference and advanced to the NCAA tournament.

"Papa's well-being is our primary concern," coach Phil Martelli said in a statement. "While I am disappointed that Papa won't be with us physically, I expect him to play a significant role as a team leader."