Freshman E.J. Floreal Very Athletic, Needs to Improve Basketball Skills

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Freshman E.J. Floreal Very Athletic, Needs to Improve Basketball Skills
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As the son of Olympians, E.J. Floreal benefits from a gene pool rich in athleticism. That both parents competed at the Olympic level in track and field — and not basketball — helps explain the perception that his skills need to catch up to his speed and quickness. "Completely accurate," Floreal said of that assessment. "I'm athletic. I feel I can compete with anybody on this team athletically, in my opinion. ... I think they'd agree with me...

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