Ponds averaged 17.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists, while LoVett averaged 15.9 points, 3.8 assists and 2.9 rebounds. “I want [Ponds and LoVett] to maintain their production and maybe even increase that,” Mullin said. Mullin also wants to see the team’s defense improve. “We’re going to have to gang rebound and play a little bit better defense individually and we’re looking froward to taking another step forward,” he said. Part of the optimism around the program stems from the additions of transfers Justin Simon (Arizona) and Marvin Clark (Michigan State), who add depth and skill to the team. Simon is 6-5 and Clark 6-7. “When you do see them, you’ll see that they’re two guys physically that we didn’t have on our roster,” Mullin said. “We relied maybe too much on Shamorie and Marcus offensively. We ran pick-and-rolls almost every time, which we still do. But to balance that out we’re going to post a little bit and have more of a balanced offensive attack.
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