Posted November 29, 2011 on AP on Fox
With only nine scholarship players remaining this season, Arkansas coach Mike Anderson is leaning heavily on his freshmen in his first year at the school. Four newcomers - guards BJ Young and Rashad Madden, and forwards Hunter Mickelson and Devonta Abron - make up nearly half of the roster. The team was already going to be low on players, and the freshmen were expected to play a significant role. Their loads became a lot heavier when leading scorer and rebounder Marshawn Powell was lost for the season with a knee injury after just two games. ''Coach Anderson came to me personally and kind of talked about the role I'm going to have,'' Mickelson said. ''All the freshmen are just supporting the older guys right now and just trying to get by, trying to win these games.'' The freshmen have played a significant part in two wins since Powell's injury, including combining for 53 points, 21 rebounds and 14 assists off the bench in a 42-point win over Grambling State on Saturday. ''It's ...
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