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Southern Miss Golden Eagles Will Need A New Go-to Guy

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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles barely missed out on making the 2013 NCAA Tournament, but players on this team will have to step up in the 2013-14 college basketball season, with Dwayne Davis graduating.

Simply put, with Davis no longer being on the team, the Golden Eagles will need a new go-to guy. Fear not Southern Miss fans because there are plenty of players that can take this role in the upcoming season.

There were five players that averaged near 10 points per game, including Jerrold Brooks, who was the second highest scorer, with 10.9 points per game.

Davis led the team with 16 points per game this past season. It will be interesting to see if another play will put up something close to that, but more than likely a few players will share the scoring load.

Southern Miss finished with 27 wins on the season, as well as a 12-4 conference record, which was good enough for second in the Conference USA standings. As a team, the Golden Eagles put up 74.4 points per game on average. They were the 11th ranked team in the nation in field goal percentage, which is a big reason why they scored so many points.

With that said, who knows if another player will score 16 points per game in the upcoming season, but Davis was not the only reason why Southern Miss put the basketball in the hoop and there will be plenty of players that will be able to score. However, the trouble may be finding a new go-to guy for this team.

With Brooks taking the second most shots on the team, though, he will likely enter the season with that honor.

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