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Rebounding King Davis Seeks Improvement

Mike Davis (Holly Smith)

One of the big reasons for Illinois' success in basketball this year is the play of their sophomores. In particular, power forward Mike Davis led the Big 10 in rebounding. Davis has improved greatly since a tentative freshman year. But according to his coach, he still has tremendous room for growth.

Illinois coach Bruce Weber had his difficulties early on in recruiting. So perhaps it was fitting that he should have some good fortune as well. Needing to upgrade his team's athleticism, he took a chance with late-signing Mike Davis out of Arlington, Virginia, and he is happy he did. "We were so fortunate to get him. It seems our league doesn't get that 6'-9" forward. We might get the strong...

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