Curse of the Bulls?

G – Bradley Mosley

After starting all 27 games in 2003-04 and averaging 14.6 points and 36.9 minutes per game, Mosley was diagnosed with renal cancer before the start of the 2004-05 season, forcing an end to his career. Mosley died at the age of 22 on Oct. 29.

G – Chris Howard

After an impressive career at Friendly High School in Fort Washington, Md. -back-to-back state championships, a 51-2 record and 18 points per game his senior year – Howard was one of USF’s top recruits. Howard took a medical redshirt in 2005 after tearing the ACL of his left knee during preseason workouts. The Bulls hoped to have him back for the start of the 2006-07 season, but after re-injuring his knee in June, he will miss the beginning of the season.

F – Zaronn Cann

The Brandon High School graduate had a solid high school career, averaging 16 points and nine rebounds per game his senior year. Cann scored 10 points in four games last season, but shortly after the start of the season he was forced to take a medical redshirt. The 6-foot-6, 245-pound forward tore the ACL of his left knee in his only start of the season, which came against Florida Atlantic University on Dec. 15.

G – Dante Curry

Curry, the most recent USF player lost to injury, will miss his freshman season due to an Achilles’ tendon injury he suffered during preseason conditioning Monday. Curry, who left Poinciana High School in Kissimmee as the all-time leading scorer with 1,455 points, isn’t the first guard the Bulls lost this offseason. Collin Dennis, who started seven games last season, left the team last summer. And James Holmes, USF’s leading scorer last season, graduated.

Who’s left?

With the slew of injuries, the Bulls have just a handful of players as replacements:

G – Chris Capko: Played in all 29 games last season.

G – Solomon Bozeman: True freshman who averaged 28.8 ppg as a senior in high school.

G – Jesus Verdejo: Arizona transfer not available until mid-December.

G – Amu Saaka: True freshman led high school to 32-1 record and school championship.