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Sully's Court: Breakout stars

Posted by Joe Sullivan, Globe Staff  November 4, 2009 10:26 AM

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Five players who will have breakout seasons and become stars:

Soloman Alabi , Florida State: The Seminoles' 7-1 center really came on at the end of last season. His low-post game is a rarity these days, he's also a good shot blocker
Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest: It was probable that the Demon Deacons' 6-9 forward would only play one season and head to the NBA. He didn't and now he'll be the main force in Winston-Salem. Great All-around game.
Herb Pope, Seton Hall: A 6-9 forward who transferred from New Mexico State, he's talented and rugged and will help the Pirates become an NCAA team.
Damian Saunders, Duquesne: He originally was supposed to play at Marquette but ended up in Pittsburgh after some academic troubles.. Now, he has a chance to take the Dukes to the next level with his lethal mid-range game. Great leaper too.
Kemba Walker, UConn: When Walker entered a game last season as a freshman it seemed to instantly make things better for the Huskies. Now, he's going to have the ball most of the time.


Random thoughts: Syracuse lost an exhibition game to LeMoyne 82-79. I guess Jim Boeheim is glad his team got that out of their system and won't lose to somebody like Saint Bonaventure. The most interesting thing from the game, Wesley Johnson, a 6-7 transfer from Iowa State, scored 34 points for the Orange. I guess you'd have to like LeMoyne's chances in Division 2 this season.

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