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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hoops up side your head

We interrupt our regularly scheduled football program to bring you ... men's basketball news!

Jeff Lebo met with the media for the first time Wednesday, giving a broad picture of this year's team. Here are a few of the highlights:
  • Pretty unique split between veterans and newcomers, with four junior college transfers expected to come in and play right away. Lebo doesn't expect chemistry to be a problem. "With the way you're able to do some things now in workouts and two hours on the court, you kind of get a good feel before you even start practice how they're going to mesh in. From an attitude standpoint and from the ability to do whatever is necessary to help the team, I don't have any question those guys are going to do whatever is necessary to help the team win."
  • Forward Korvotney Barber says his left hand is in better shape than when he broke it last December.
  • Freshman guard Frankie Sullivan, who won five (FIVE!) high school state championships (he played as an eighth-grader) at R.C. Hatch High in Uniontown, Ala., seems intriuguing. "If you give him time, he's got great range," Lebo said. "Shot selection for him is going to be big. He's going to have to make that adjustment. He had to score so much in high school. He's going to have to learn to play with better players."
  • Don't know what quite to make of the junior college transfers. Three of them -- Brendon Knox, Johnnie Lett and Francis Aihe -- are big guys who sound limited on offense. The other, guard Tay Waller, made 42 percent of his 3-pointers last season.

1 comment:

jdinmacon said...

I'm ready for me some basketball!!!!


If we can avoid the injury bug this year, it will at least be interesting. The big question will be how all the JUCO guys mesh with the other players.