Saturday, October 9, 2010

2010 preview for Troy Leaf

Troy Leaf averaged 28.1 points, 4.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds, 3.0 steals, and 2.0 blocked shots per game as a senior at Foothills Christian High School in El Cajon, CA last year. The 6'2" guard shot 55% from the field, 39% from beyond the 3-point arc, and 86% from the free throw line.

As a result of his stellar senior year, Leaf was selected First Team All-State All Divisions, California Division 5 Player of the Year, First Team All-State Division 5, San Diego County All Divisions Player of the Year, First Team All-CIF, and First Team All-Southern League. Leaf finished his high school career as San Diego County's all-time leading scorer with 3,318 points, ranking him third in California prep history.

The Gauchos are deep in the backcourt, but Leaf possesses the ability to knock down the perimeter jumper and free throws, which will be in demand with the graduation of James Powell, the Gauchos' all-time leader in 3-point field goals and free throw percentage. Leaf's all-around game may allow him to make an immediate impact as a true freshman, precluding the possibility of a redshirt. Either way, look for Leaf to have an outstanding run with the Gauchos over the next several years.

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