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PURDUE MENS BASKETBALL:
Fall Scrimmage Report 9/11/03




Date: 9/13/2003
Author: Waggs06
Old Gold Free Press Columnists

    PLAYER REPORTS

    Seniors
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    Chris Booker: Looks like he is becoming a leader on the court, calls for the ball in the post. Still unable to hit the long jumper, but looks better inside and on the boards.

    Brett Buscher: Did not see him at Mackey.

    Kevin Garrity: He played a little bit, but did not do anything bad or good that I can remember.

    Ivan Kartelo: Arrived about 20 minutes after I got there and watched from the bench in street clothes.

    Kenny Lowe: Watched from the bench.

    Austin Parkinson: Made two mid-range jump shots in a row in one of the games and made several great passes.

    JUNIORS:

    Andrew Ford: Did not do anything great, hustled whenever on the court though.

    Brandon McKnight: I would have to say most improved player would have to be either him or Matt Kiefer. He looked great again making several 3 pointers and running the offense and fast break very well. He is shooting more and taking it to the whole when he can, look for a breakout season for him.

    SOPHOMORES:

    Melvin Buckley: Played good defense and tried to drive to the basket a lot and drew fouls most of the time. Sometimes gets out of control when he goes to the hoop, hopefully he will try to slam it since he seems to have trouble getting it up off the backboard when heavily guarded. Overall looked pretty good.

    Matt Carroll: Didn't shoot the ball a lot, but looked good on defense and rebounding. He is a totally different player from what everyone saw his freshman year.

    Matt Kiefer: He looked much better in the lane. He seems to have gained a lot of moves from the big man camp this summer. Look for him to make a difference in the front court this season.

    David Teague: He was shooting a lot of short jump shots and making them, unlike last season. He also was making his 3 pointers and playing good defense. He will be much better if he can continue to make shots inside the 3 point line besides layups.

    FRESHMAN:

    Chris Hartley: He played, but was fairly quiet, played solid defense.

    Adam Lidell: Adam provided some excitement early as he followed a miss shot on the break for a SLAM. Mark quickley nudged me saying, "Did you see that???" I think this kid could actually surprise many of us after a couple years in the program. We will surely need him next year after losing 6 seniors. He also had a nice offensive move for a basket later in the scrimmages.

    Ije Nwankwo: He was a force on the offensive boards and played tough defense. The play I remember was when he just put his arms up and blocked a 3 point shot by hartley. His arms are very very long and our his greatest asset by far. Look for him to give us a few minutes off the bench in the 3 or 4 spot.


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