STANFORD -- Stanford senior guard Aaron Bright, who was MVP of the 2012 postseason NIT, will undergo career-ending surgery next month after suffering a dislocated right shoulder in practice last week.

"Aaron has played an important role within our program during his career, which makes the timing of this injury so unfortunate," Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins said in a statement. "Aaron has been a leader for us on and off the court."

Bright was the Cardinal's starting point guard his sophomore and junior seasons, but he came off the bench this year as Stanford welcomed back a healthy Anthony Brown and used a bigger lineup with Stefan Nastic at center.

Bright was averaging 5.9 points this season.

"It's a really tough blow," Bright said. "I can guarantee you that I wouldn't want to play and battle on the court with anyone else other than the guys in that locker room. We have created such a bond."

Bright averaged 8.7 points and 3.0 assists in 105 career games while shooting 37.5 percent from the 3-point arc and 81.3 percent from the foul line. His 316 career assists rank 10th in school history.

Bright had his best season as a sophomore, when he averaged 11.7 points and shot 43.7 percent from 3-point range. He was spectacular during Stanford's postseason NIT title run, scoring at a team-high 16.8 clip and converting 66.7 percent from beyond the arc.

Stanford already is playing the remainder of the season without senior reserve forward Andy Brown, who suffered a torn ACL. Forward Rosco Allen has yet to see action because of a stress fracture, and guard Christian Sanders is out for the season with a hip injury.