June 13, 2008

The big man shuffle

The Wildcats went looking for size on the recruiting trail in 2008, and to say that they were successful would be akin to saying that Warren Buffet has picked a few winners on the stock market over the years. Their five-member class features four players 6-foot-8 or taller.

At the very least, those big men should help boost Northwestern's anemic rebounding. The Wildcats collected 10.8 fewer rebounds per game than their opponents last season, the worst margin in the Big Ten by nine full rebounds.

But adding all of that height will also pose a bit of a challenge for Northwestern's coaches, who will have to figure out how to assimilate all of those big bodies into their lineup.

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