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Junior Year Could Be Big For Mike Davis

The Illinois basketball team needs its upperclassmen to play a leading role to have a successful season. The four freshmen will provide a big boost in energy and athleticism, but a group of five juniors must carry the brunt of the load. Power forward Mike Davis improved tremendously last season, but more is needed from him.

Illinois forward Mike Davis averaged nearly 12 points a game last year, and he was second in Big 10 rebounding and first counting nonconference games. Illini coach Bruce Weber wants more from him. For instance, Davis has a silky smooth shot that is accurate to 17 feet, but he has been a catch and shoot athlete up to now. Creating his own shots would help him improve his scoring and put more... Recommended Stories

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