"Kevin pushed himself and his knee
further than any player I've ever coached," head coach Porter Moser
said. "It's a tribute to his work ethic and will as a player and a
competitor. I have the utmost respect for Kevin as a player, and he
will always be a member of the Redbird basketball family. He needed
to make a decision that was best for his health and future."
Troc fought through the pain all season
but was able to take the floor in only 14 games during the 2003-04
campaign. He averaged 1.1 points and 1.1 rebounds per contest, while
logging 7.4 minutes per game.
"It was a decision that I had make
after talking to the doctors, trainers, coaches and my family, and I
think it was the right decision," said Troc.
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He had to redshirt his freshman season
after developing a staph infection in his pelvis early in the
season. He returned to play in 28 games during the 2002-03 season
despite the nagging knee injury. Troc averaged 2.2 points, 1.2
rebounds and 11 minutes per game.
NCAA rules, Troc will finish his college career on a medical
scholarship, which doesn't apply to the 13 allotted to the men's
[Todd Kober, director of
athletics media relations,