CJ Giles injures thumb

This may not seem like a big deal, but CJ has really suffered for not getting to spend as much time in the gym as he could have because of injury. Big men in particular need time in the gym to polish their games, and CJ, with all of his native tools and athleticism, still lacks polish.

"C.J.'s injury is much like the Wayne's (Simien) thumb injury against South Carolina his senior season," Self said. "He will be without contact for six weeks and will be able to do individual workouts starting in two or three weeks. We expect a full recovery."