The thing you have to consider is the position he plays and the way he plays it. Recovery times are not cookie-cutter for every player. If it were Awaka, I’d feel safe believing he could be back in 8 months. But ZZ’s game is entirely predicated on speed, stopping, cutting, and planting. He gets anlmost horizontal to the ground sometimes. Even if he is back to running and cutting by December, the mental hurdle of trusting the knee takes even longer. Without his speed and stop-and-go, ZZ is just a neutered undersized PG with severe limitations.
I’d bet heavily against him making much of an impact, next season as of right now. We need to be in the market for two PGs in the portal, or at least one who can start immediately, and be prepping Dilione for backup minutes at that spot, immediately. Edwards, too, though I think Dilione has the better PG skills as a combo guard. Anything we get from ZZ, next year, should be considered a bonus, and being totally unselfish as a fan, he probably just needs to take a redshirt as much as I hate to say that.