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Old 08-07-2017, 10:09 AM   #3
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For anyone that's interested, Jon Rothstein visited SMU's practice last week. Here are some of his Twitter comments...

Greetingsfrom Dallas. Here for SMU practice. Ponies are aiming for back-to-back NCAA bids.

The biggest area of focus at SMU practice? Offensive rebounding. Undersized Ponies need extra possessions. Limited size yet again.

Arkansas transfer Jimmy Whitt will give SMU a new dimension at PG. Should allow Shake Milton to move to wing and focus on scoring at will.

SMU won't have Jahmal McMurray until December. The games without him: Battle 4 Atlantis, USC, and TCU. Epitome of brutality? Indeed.

Early prediction on SMU's starting five: Jimmy Whitt, Shake Milton, Ben Emelogu, Jarrey Foster, Akoy Agau.

Similar to last year, expect SMU to focus on a "5-out" alignment. Positionless basketball a major theme at practice today. Interchangeable.

SMU has NCAA caliber talent 1-4. Big question is if there's anything else after that. Ponies lost three guys that will play for money

Biggest surprise I saw after the past few days? SMU freshman Ethan Chargois. 6-9 and SKILLED. Needs to change body, but could help Ponies.

Think with McMurray, SMU can get an NCAA bid. Could be tough sledding without him in November though.

Seems like SMU will be another tough out during conference play regardless of how they fair during McMurray's absence.
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