Wednesday, November 18, 2009

That's what I'm Talkin Bout

Kentucky's freshman backcourt get a lot of play, but for my money I like the Illini's dynamic freshman duo of Brandon Paul and DJ Richardson. In the first two games of the season, Paul has poured in 22 and 20 points respectively. He is shooting .571 from 3 point land and making very smart decisions on offense. He has great athletic ability, can and does drive the lane and has added 3.5 rebounds per game (proving his hustle).

DJ Richardson came in as a known defensive specialist but he has averaged 9.5 points per game shooting .500 from the field. He drives to the basket consistently and has averaged 6 free throw shots per game (sorely missing from last year's Illini squad). He also has averaged 3.5 assists per game. Oh, and then there is this...

The future and the "here and now" look bright in Champaign!! Don't rule these guys out for a run to the Sweet 16 or even Elite 8 in March.

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