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Jim Thomas Report October 18, 2009

The Thomas Report - 10.18.09
Written by Jim Thomas on Sunday, 18 October 2009

If the McMaster Marauders are going to win the OUA West title this year, they are going to need to accomplish this with defense and rebounding. Their perimeter offense is suspect and this could be the worst foul shooting team in Joe Raso's tenure with the university. Fifth year centre Mouctar Diaby 6'8" will not rejoin the roster until Christmas as he is rehabbing a shoulder injury operated on last spring. The good news is former Mississippi State transfer Terry Licorish 6'9" is taking classes at McMaster and if he passes his courses, he will suit up with the Marauders for league play in January.

The Brock Badgers are very young but will be a very dangerous opponent in the OUA West this season. They start three sophomores and two freshmen. Freshman Clinton Springer-Williams may be the best best freshman in the country and was part of the best recruiting class in the history of Brock basketball. Springer-Williams turned down several Division I scholarships to stay close to his London home. Look for the Badgers to make a big leap in the OUA standings this year.

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