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You're Just What We're Looking For
December 03, 2012
Help Wanted: Many teams entered the season with open positions ranging from the point to the paint. It's still early, but these players have answered the call and shown they're up to the job
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December 03, 2012

You're Just What We're Looking For

Help Wanted: Many teams entered the season with open positions ranging from the point to the paint. It's still early, but these players have answered the call and shown they're up to the job

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DUKE

A PLAYMAKER

Sophomore Quinn Cook (below) has quashed the notion of a point guard by committee, handing out 19 assists in three outstanding games at the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas. Cook was also clutch: In the 76--71 win over Louisville last Saturday, he hit a floating one-hander as the shot clock wound down, which put Duke up five with 29 seconds to play.

MISSOURI

Offensive rebounders

Last season the Tigers were offensive on the offensive glass (228th in OR%) but a couple of transfers—6'9" forwards Alex Oriakhi (24 offensive rebounds) and Tony Criswell (14)—have remedied that. Missouri (5--1) ranked 17th in OR% at week's end, with Oriakhi averaging career highs in points (11.8) and boards (8.8).

BYU

A latter-day Jimmer

Unlike most players returning after their two-year LDS missions, 6' 5" sophomore Tyler Haws (right) was in terrific shape. He became the second Cougar to score at least 20 in his first six games of a season. Through Sunday he was averaging 23.3 points (40.9% from three) as well as 6.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.2 steals.

STANFORD

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