Pittsburgh Panthers' Talib Zanna Needs More Looks In Upcoming Season

By Trevor Lowry
Talib Zanna
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The Pittsburgh Panthers will need some players to step up in the 2013-14 college basketball season for the team to be successful in their first year in the ACC. One of those players is Talib Zanna, but he needs more looks to do so.

Zanna is not the most efficient shooter in the world, but 49.8 percent from the field is not bad. He shot the ball on average of 6.9 times per game. He took zero three-point shots, so don’t expect him to light it up from behind the arc in the 2013-14 season.

Sure, Zanna could improve his game, but an easy solution to him scoring more is by giving him more looks. He will be one of the highest leading scorers returning to the team–second in fact–and he could very well lead the team in scoring.

He was third on the team in that department this past season. It helps that he rebounded the ball 6.1 times per game and that number will also have to go up with Steven Adams leaving the team.

Zanna only played 23.9 minutes per game, so more playing time would likely increase his production. We will obviously have to wait and see if that will be the case once the season actually starts.

Still, Zanna is a good player and he could have a breakout season in his senior year. The Pittsburgh Panthers could really use a big season out of him because although the team will be leaving the Big East, the ACC will not be any easier.

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