Baylor’s Drew says he is examined constructive for COVID
Baylor basketball coach Scott Drew has examined constructive for COVID-19, he introduced Sunday, however the Bears are nonetheless planning to begin their season on Wednesday.Drew introduced on Twitter that he examined constructive after team-wide testing on Friday.”Following Friday’s team-wide testing, I used to be notified that I had examined constructive for COVID-19,” Drew’s assertion learn. “I instantly started self-isolating and assisted with the mandatory contact tracing. I’m asymptomatic presently and can proceed to observe my well being as suggested by our well being & wellness employees.”The excellent news is the remainder of our workforce examined damaging on Friday (Nov. 20) and once more immediately (Nov. 22), and this was our first constructive take a look at within the final 12 weeks, so we’re on monitor to open the season Wednesday. I am lucky to have affiliate head coach Jerome Tang, who has been by my aspect all through our 18 years at Baylor, and he’ll function our interim head coach whereas I’m unavailable. Whereas it is going to be tough watching from a distance, I do know the workforce is in nice palms with coach Tang and our whole employees. I look ahead to returning to the sidelines as quickly as I can achieve this safely.”Drew additionally took to Twitter to thank followers for his or her help.Thanks for all of the effectively needs! I’ve sturdy cause to consider I contracted the virus at residence, and since everybody with Baylor Basketball took the mandatory precautions, I do not consider I’ve uncovered anybody else in this system.— Scott Drew (@BUDREW) November 22, 2020 Baylor, the No. 1 workforce in ESPN’s preseason High 25 and within the Coaches Ballot and the No. 2 workforce within the AP ballot, is scheduled to open the season on Wednesday within the Empire Traditional at Mohegan Solar. The Bears face No. 18 Arizona State on Wednesday after which the winner of No. three Villanova vs. Boston Faculty on Thursday.Drew is the fifth major-conference coach to publicly announce he is examined constructive for COVID-19 prior to now two weeks, following Michigan State’s Tom Izzo, Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim, Ole Miss’ Kermit Davis and Washington State’s Kyle Smith.