October 21, 2010

Player Preview: Men's Basketball - Sophomores

This is the second of a four-part series on the Men's Basketball roster. In this installment, the Sophomores.

12 Greg Rice
Position: Guard
High School: Ben Davis; Indiana
Height: 5'11
Weight: 175lbs
2009-2010 Stats: 11 GP, 0 GS; 14.1 MPG; 13-26 FG, 4-8 3P, 12-18 FT; 3.8 PPG
Projected Playing Time: Some
Role: Greg still has some time to wait before he gets some good play time, but his speed will be utilized late in each half to counter tired legs on the other team. He will be brought in to play the 1- or 2-guard but won't see starting time until next year (barring injuries). The more he works on his distribution and ball control, the more he plays. 

13 David Mazanowski
Position: Guard
High School: Guerin Catholic; Indiana
Height: 6'3
Weight: 190lbs
2009-2010 Stats: 8 GP, 0 GS; 1.3 MPG; 0-2 FG, 0-2 3P, 0-2 FT; 0.0 PPG
Projected Playing Time: Limited
Role: Just like last year, Mazanowski will primarily be on the court during games like IU East. He was never a major offensive player in high school, and he's not necessarily tall enough to make the same impact in college.

15 Sean Esposito
Position: Guard
High School: Cathedral; Indiana
Height: 6'3
Weight: 180lbs
2009-2010 Stats: 30 GP, 0 GS; 8 MPG; 24-55 FG, 22-48 3P, 2-2 FT; 2.4 PPG
Projected Playing Time: Plenty
Role: Esposito was one of the best three point specialists in the league last year, and word is he is only getting better (11-15 at practice the other day). If he improves his ball handling ability from last year - instead of being just a catch-and-shoot guy - he could even see some starting time at the 2-guard. He could potentially shoot 50% from three, something that would give Hunter's run-and-gun offense a deadly advantage on the perimeter.

24 Nick Kitcoff
Position: Guard/Forward
High School: Pike; Indiana

Former College: Ancilla College
Height: 6'5
Weight: 180lbs
2009-2010 Stats: Redshirt (Transfer)
Projected Playing Time: Limited
Role: Because he's playing behind two established swingmen, as well as plenty of other talent at the 2- or 3-guard, his playing time will be very limited. He still has three years of eligibility left, so there's plenty of time for him to develop his talent.

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