Asked after the team's annual tipoff luncheon Wednesday whether he would redshirt the 6-foot-8, 215-pound freshman, Mack said Slazinski was in a hospital with the illness and receiving antibiotics.
The coach noted that "the next 24 hours will determine whether he has surgery or not," and that Slazinski might miss a week after an operation. Mack said it wouldn't factor in any decision to redshirt Slazinski and would wait "until the last possible second" on that option for anybody on the roster.
The Houston native averaged 14.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game as a senior at Huntington Prep in West Virginia. Slazinski had two rebounds, two steals and an assist in 9:20 in last weekend's Red-White scrimmage.