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Cinco de Starters-o: Mississippi Rebels

Hey gang, good news! I’ve decided that you can all take today off! Oh and, what the hell, take tomorrow too! It’s not as if the economy is mired in some sort of epic downturn or anything. Trust me, your boss is not looking for the tiniest reason to fire you, no. Skipping work/watching basketball online—that’s American.

I guess we should light this candle, because we haven’t much time to waste, what with four games in four days and all. So, sorry, no jokes about Andy Kennedy being, in the words of Buzz McCalister, les incompetent in the sack.

Please don’t punch my face, Andy.

#1 Terrance Henry, 6’9”, F, Freshman

2008-09 Stats: 4.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg

Henry, I’m guessing, is in the starting line up for his rebounding. Or defense, maybe. His stats don’t say much, but he gets a lot of minutes, so he must be doing something right. I mean, it would be completely insane if he were starting and getting ample minutes for no real reason, dontcha think? He had 1 point, 2 rebounds, and 2 turnovers in 20 minutes against MSU.

#52 DeAundre Cranston, 6’9”, F, Junior

2008-09 Stats: 3.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg

Jeez, Cranston produces less than the others. He, too, had only a point and two boards against MSU, a game the Rebs only lost by two. Against UK, Cranston reached seven points, which is only two shy of his season high. Perhaps he would have scored more, had he not fouled out in only 16 minutes of play.

#32 Zach Graham, 6’5”, G, Sophomore

2008-09 Stats: 8.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg

Graham has really picked up his scoring of late, which is good news for the Rebs, because they apparently only get it done on the perimeter. Graham’s averaging 18 points over his last two, and he’s been in double figures each of his last four. He’s provided a solid complement to Huertas, who is apparently injured. Wait, what? Did I totally miss something? Real time research! Well, Huertas played 16 minutes against MSU, and is expected to play tomorrow.

#33 David Huertas, 6’5”, G, Junior

2008-09 Stats: 18.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg

Huertas only missed the Arkansas game, but expect ample conversation about whether or not his bruised foot is bothering him. No worry, Andy Kennedy and an Orlando Sentinel reporter have us covered:

Huertas’ entire skills set, though, probably won’t be on display against the Wildcats. Coach Andy Kennedy said the injury to the foot is no different than if UK’s league-leading scorer Jody Meeks was hobbled.

“If Jody can’t cut and Jody can’t set his feet and Jody can’t practice … he’s not Jody,” Kennedy said. “The ability to cut and move and even step into shots, all those things concern me, but I don’t know what else to do about it.”

Wow. If you’re going to misspell it, you may as well misspell it 5 times in 21 words.

#21 Malcolm White, 6’9”, F, Sophomore

2008-09 Stats: 7.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg

Malcolm is a model of scoring inconsistency. Earlier this season, he had four straight games in double figures, including 20 against UK. Additionally, White scored 20 last weekend against MSU, though he has games of 2, 4, and 6 peppered in between. As for rebounding, only once has he grabbed more than 10 boards, and that was when he went nuts and ripped off 18 against Auburn.

Key Reserves:

Terrico White, G, Freshman: This guy dropped 21 on us last game and totally crammed on Patterson and Stevenson.

Murphy Holloway, F, Freshman: Gets the majority of the playing time of the big men, though he doesn’t start.

Article written by Evan Hilbert