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the work­load this sea­son with a ca­reer-high 30 points.

How­ever, if the Mus­tangs are to have any suc­cess this sea­son, an­other player must help fill the scor­ing void. The player that most fits the bill is se­nior Mar­cel­lus Gar­rick, a trans­fer from Al­lan Han­cock. He had 16 points against Menlo and topped 20 points twice last sea­son.

Job Alexan­der, a trans­fer from Trinidad State, should also help pick up some of the scor­ing load. The ju­nior shot 57.6 per­cent from the floor and over 40 per­cent from 3-point range last sea­son.

Red­shirt fresh­man Jared Rice stayed with the team af­ter re­quest­ing a trans­fer ear­lier in the year.

FOR­WARDS

Mark Crowe, who started 15 of 31 games as a fresh­man last year and al­ready proved to be a ver­sa­tile de­fender could be poised to have a break­out sea­son. If he can im- prove his 3-point shoot­ing to be­come a two-way player, it’ll help spread the floor for Fields to at­tack.

Kuba Niziol does a lit­tle bit of ev­ery­thing for the Mus­tangs. The se­nior had 12 points, 12 re­bounds and eight as­sists against Menlo. Last sea­son, Niziol av­er­aged 7.2 points — mostly off the bench. Ex­pect that num­ber to tick up­ward, along with Gar­rick.

Ju­nior Hank Hollingsworth is a steady in­side pres­ence. The ju­nior av­er­aged 1.68 blocks per game last sea­son.

FRESH­MEN

The Mus­tangs should be ex­cited about Tuukka Jaakkola, a 6-foot-10 for­ward who had seven points and nine re­bounds against Menlo. Jaakkola has played for Fin­land’s U-20 Men’s Na­tional Team.

Also see­ing ac­tion against Menlo was fresh­man guard Ju­nior Bal­lard, who av­er­aged 16.4 points as a se­nior at Modesto Chris­tian School.

Cal Poly also has last sea­son’s Tri­bune County Player of the Year Kyle Colvin. The for­mer Mis- sion Prep stand­out av­er­aged 23 points for the Roy­als in his se­nior sea­son but did not play against Menlo.

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