Sunday, January 04, 2009

Gilbert Brown and Dante Taylor

By Chris Dokish

According to sources at Pitt, Gilbert Brown, who injured his shoulder late in Pitt's 70-54 win at Georgetown Saturday is expected to have no lingering effects of the injury and is expected to be healthy when the Panthers host St. John's on January 11th. In his last two games, Brown has come on to average 10 ppg and 5 rpg off the bench. Combined mostly with sophomore wing Brad Wanamaker, Brown has helped Pitt's once unproven bench to outscore their opponents 45-11 over their last two contests.

Panthers associate head coach Tom Herrion did not travel back with the rest of the team on Saturday, instead staying behind to watch the progress of 2009 star recruit Dante Taylor. The 6'9" Taylor did not disappoint his new coach as he went off for 31 points and 21 rebounds. It was the best performance of the year for Taylor, who is averaging 20.9 ppg.


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