Hofstra looks to overcome adversity
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Senior forward David Imes is the most experienced player on the roster. Imes is the team’s top returning scorer and rebounder. The 6-7 forward averaged seven points and 5.4 rebounds per game as a junior. Senior guard Matt Grogan, who saw limited action during his first three years with the Pride, will likely see his minutes increase.
Another player who will need to step up for Hofstra is sophomore Moussa Kone. The 6-7 forward, who played in all 32 games last season, is averaging 6.4 points and 5.6 rebounds. Kone had 14 points and 16 boards, both career highs, in the Marshall win. Junior forward Stephen Nwaukoni started 21 games last season. Nwaukoni has been solid on the boards, averaging 6.7 rebounds a game.
Buie, who sat out last season after averaging 5.8 points per game as a freshman at Penn State, has been as good as advertised. The 6-2 guard is averaging 13.7 points per game. Buie came off the bench to score 22 points in 29 minutes in a 67-56 loss at the hands of Manhattan College.
Red-shirt freshman Jordan Allen, an athletic 6-foot-6 forward, will be expected to contribute after sitting out in 2011-12. Allen averaged 17 points and 11 rebounds per game as a high school senior at Long Island Lutheran.
The Pride welcomes Wright State to the Mack Sports Complex Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.