New faces are once again the theme for head coach Keith Atkins’ 2012-2013 Campbellsville University men’s basketball team.
But a few familiar faces will be on the hardwood as well.
CU will look to returners Justin Ennis and Jordan Myers to provide a large sum of the offense this year.
Ennnis (15) is a senior guard that will light it up around the perimeter, he is nearly automatic when left open.
His quickness and ball handling ability will create open shots and mismatches in opposing defenses.
Myers (41) is a junior forward who likes to knock down the three-ball as well. His size allows him to post-up in the paint, but Myers loves to live around the perimeter. If opposing teams do not cover the big man outside, he will make them pay for it. Great ability to grab boards on both sides of the court.
Malik Spaulding (32) is a senior guard that will step into a more offensive role this season. He his very skilled on his non-shooting hand and could be first team All-Conference this season if he plays angry and aggressive on the court.
Bryton Taylor (21) is a sophomore guard that is still making the transition from high school to college.
An impressive outside shooter so he will get his minutes, but still has time to grow as a college player.
Could be a huge sleeper if he plays aggressive night-in and night-out.
Darius Clement (5) is also a sophomore guard dealing with the transition to college ball.
Possibly the most improved Tiger from last season, Clement will see vital minutes this season. Impressive outside shot, but needs to work on ball handling to become an elite point guard at the college level.
Addison Smith (1) is a senior guard that will be the Tigers’ main point guard this season. Smith is a physical guard that can drive and spot up.
He has a knack for finding the open man and isn’t scared of contact. His defensive awareness will set up a lot of fastbreak offense this season.
Filip Stanic (3) is a junior forward who is playing his first season for CU. He shoots the ball very well and is likely to get minutes running the offense.
If Stanic can step onto the court and not think about everything at once, he will be an offensive threat every game.
Dino Muslic (33) is a senior center that adds size and muscle to the roster. Still a raw talent, look for Dino to be a rebounding specialist this season.
Brandon Britt (12) is a football player turned hooper. In his first season playing in the Junior Varsity program, Britt has led CU in points in all four of their games.
He is likely to get his share of varsity minutes this season due to his athletic ability alone.
Four newcomers will suit up in the Maroon and White this season once eligibility is cleared by the NAIA.
Raysean Hairston (2) is a junior forward that can jump out of the gym. That’s all I’m saying, I want this kid to be a surmise for Tiger fans after Christmas.
Sean Scott (4) is a junior guard that will provide great energy as a ball handler off the bench. Can light it up from three.
Vernon Payne (24) is a junior forward that will start as soon as he his cleared. Tall and long player that can post-up one possession and spot-up the next.
Chris “Scoop” Smith (44) is a junior forward that adds nice depth to the roster.
He will allow for Myers to catch a breather, while not hurting the offense. He is a great rebounder that utilizes the glass cleanly. He can knock down the outside shot when open, but will mostly live in the paint.
Wed, November 7, 2012
by Matthew Schmuck