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Next Season Rebounding

I looked this up to respond to a comment, but it was interesting enough I thought I'd move it up here...

A comment was made that they thought that Purdue's rebounding might get better next season. This got my interest as TC, SM, and PB have all shown that they can pull down tough rebounds.

Going just by statistics, JJ has the worst rebounds per minute of all of the bigs.

JJ – 35.1 mins – 7.7 rebs = .2193 rebounds per minutes
TC – 9.5 mins – 2.1 rebs = .221 rebounds per minutes
SM – 5.9 mins – 1.8 rebs = .305 rebounds per minutes
PB – 8.1 mins – 1.8 rebs = 2.222 rebounds per minutes.

Just for fun, I wanted to see what that would look like in 25 minutes a game (which is an arbitrary number, not a projection of next season's minutes)…

JJ – 5.48 (obviously he won't be here next year so this is meaningless)
TC – 5.53
SM – 7.63
PB – 5.57

<rant>

And while I am at it, something else has been bothering me in regards to everyone's outlook on TC and SM.  Prior to the season, the consensus was they would be solid if they could come in spell JJ for a few minutes and grab a few rebounds and play defense. In my opinion, they have been able to do just that. Sure they look like freshmen at times, but they are playing meaningful minutes at a very high level of basketball for a #11 team. 

Sometimes the expectations for freshmen are so high and unrealistic, they are unfairly labelled a failure before they were expected to even contribute. And typically, it's a lot more difficult for a big man to acclimate to the speed of the game. 

Sure it may be wishful thinking, but I think a  lot of the players labeled "mediocre talent" are going to surprise a lot of people in the next 2-3 seasons.  

 

Ok sorry, I'll step off my soap box now. </rant>

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