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USF 2010 Offseason: Jarrid Famous Looks to Leave His Mark As a Senior

NEW YORK - MARCH 10:  Jarrid Famous #31 of the USF Bulls pulls down a rebound against the Georgetown Hoyas during the second round of 2010 NCAA Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 10, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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Drew GatewoodAnalyst IApril 20, 2010

Jarrid Famous goes into next season as an experienced, well seasoned senior for USF. His physical style of play turned heads in more way than one last season and he looks to repeat his performance. He finished the season averaging 10.7 points and 7.5 rebounds a game.

Famous is a double-double waiting to happen; he capitalized on Dominique Jones drawing double teams last season. These double teams opened up the paint where Famous slammed home his 334 points. He finished with seven double-doubles on the season.

Augustus will draw those same double teams next season, once again easing the pressure off of Famous to perform on offense. This plays right into his loose style of play on offense, and will help build his confidence going into Big East play.

Famous’s defense is also a staple on the USF Bulls team. He finished ninth in rebounding with his per game average. He will easily eclipse this mark and work his way into one of the top rebounders in the Big East next season.

His defense does not stop at just rebounding though, he had 21 blocks and 16 steals last season on a stingy Bulls defense. Both defensive categories’ stats will rise next season, as more will be expected on defense for Famous especially in conference play.

Jarrid Famous led the Bulls in field goal percentage last season with an impressive 52.7 percent. He stays close to home in the paint, and is an opportunistic offensive rebounder leading to this high field goal percentage. I fully expect Famous to once again pace the Bulls in field goal percentage next season.

It is not all golden with Famous’s game however; he needs to improve his free throw shooting in the off-season. This was a weak point last season as he struggled from the charity stripe for most of the season. With some steady improvement at the line he will develop into one of the premier players in the Big East next season.

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