Vanderbilt freshman guard Darius Garland will miss the remainder of the season due to a meniscus injury in his left knee, the school announced Tuesday.

"Darius had a very successful surgery, and will be better than ever when he returns," head coach Bryce Drew said in a statement.

The 18-year-old Garland suffered the injury in the Commodores' 77-75 loss to Kent State on Friday.

The 6-foot-2 point guard was the 16th-ranked prospect and the top player at his position in ESPN's class of 2018 out of high school. He's a projected lottery pick for the 2019 NBA Draft, but it's unknown if the injury will affect his stock.

In five games this season, Garland averaged 16.2 points on 53.7 percent shooting.

The Commodores were expected to make some noise this year after they also added fellow top-100 recruits Simisola Shittu and Aaron Nesmith.

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