November 4, 2010
First impressions of TU basketball
The University of Tulsa men's basketball team suited up for an exhibition contest on Monday, taking care of Missouri S&T by a score of 80-48. Reflecting back on the game, InsideTulsaSports.com provides its analysis of the eleven players that hit the floor for the Golden Hurricane.
To make this easy, we list the players in order of points scored.
Jordan Clarkson, freshman: There has been a lot of hype surrounding Clarkson, and in this game, he made it appear warranted. At times, he was the best player on the court. He is extremely fast with the basketball, especially at his size, and he could drive past his defender to get to the rim or create his own shot whenever he needed to. Clarkson is a very fluid player, he pushed the ball, he rebounded well, and he is long and athletic. On defense, he let his player get by him a few times in the first half, but he played much better defensively in the second half. He made his only three-point attempt, but did miss two of his five free throws. Clarkson certainly did not look like a freshman. He was comfortable and never looked scared, and he isn't afraid to attack the rim in traffic. Stat line: 16 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 block and 1 turnover in 20 minutes. He hit 6-of-7 from the field.
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