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Brooks: Dufault Takes His Game Up A Notch

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by RSSBot, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. RSSBot

    RSSBot News Junkie

    Jul 8, 2005
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    Category: Men's Basketball

    The funny thing about Austin Dufault, pride of Killdeer High School, is that his self-confidence didn't take that big a hit when he left the basketball court in his tiny North Dakota town and settled into Boulder for hoops in the Big 12 Conference.

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  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Mar 20, 2009
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    I was never a big Dufault guy, but there's no denying that he has taken his game to the next level. Over the last five games, he's averaging about 12 points and 7 rebounds a night while shooting over 60%. If he can keep that up through Big 12 play, this team can go places.

    (And it makes me really look forward to 2011 with Dufault and Cain playing the "4" for us as Tunks moves into the "5".)
  3. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

    Jul 9, 2005
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    When he was a freshman I thought Dufault could be the kind of player he's showing us now. Last year not so much. It's good to see him play like he did against Mizzou. Now the dude really has to work on his vertical. :lol:
  4. GoBuffs!!

    GoBuffs!! Active Member

    Apr 1, 2010
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    I think the biggest difference between Sophmore Dufault and Junior Dufault is BZ vs Boyle. Bz wanted to have Dufault play as a center, where Boyle has him playing as more of a Forward, where he feels much more comfortable. Also, I think Dufault like the rest of the team really thrives in a full court type of offense.
  5. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

    Jul 21, 2009
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    I think he has taken his game up more than a notch. It is like 5 notches.
  6. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

    Sep 29, 2005
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    he showed some flashes his first year when he was aggressive but he wasn't always aggressive. maybe that was trying to play within BZ's post-Princeton O but it mostly meant he disappeared. didn't score, didn't see much in the box score on the glass, either.

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