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Purdue Basketball: Emmanuel Dowuona Prediction

Will the big man make an impact this year?

NCAA Basketball: Iowa at Purdue Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Emmanuel Dowuona

6-10, 235 Pounds, Center

Miami, FL (Westwood Christian HS)

Sophomore (RS)

2019-2020 Stats: 9 Games, 3.4 MPG, 1 PPG, 1 RPG

2020-2021 Prediction: 10 MPG, 2 PPG, 4 RPG

Back up center is an absolute mystery.

A position where we were two deep, is now relegated to our best player, Trevion Williams and the unknown behind him with Dow and Edey.

Maybe we go small ball and have Gillis run at the 5. I am not sure. But I do know, that Trevion Williams will need a break at some point. He cannot run all 40 minutes, but it is feasible to think that Tre could do it for right around 30 minutes.

The back up needs to be able to do three things. Run the court, protect the rim and rebound. All in which I believe Dow should be able to do.

Emmanuel is a pretty solid athlete, he is built to be a rim protector. He has had 3 years to develop as he is a third year player for CMP. We need him to start producing, there hasn’t been a better chance than this upcoming season with the lack of depth we have behind Tre.

We really do not need him to score, if score at all. But to be a solid defensive player and rebounder.