Summer brings sunny outlook for many coaches on recruiting trail

Friday August 2nd, 2013
Despite the departure of point guard Phil Pressey (left), coach Frank Haith thinks Missouri can be very good next season.
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Indeed, there's an embarrassment of riches all over this roster. Besides returning starters Chambers, 6-5 senior Laurent Rivard and 6-5 junior Weslye Saunders, the team will also welcome back its top two bench players, including sixth man Steve Moundou-Missi, who was honorable mention All-Ivy. Amaker listed his team's main strengths as the two B's -- bench and balance -- but mostly the Crimson's season will depend on whether the players can embrace their roles and tune out the voices proclaiming their greatness. In other words, they have to be smart enough not to mess up a good thing. Which shouldn't be a problem. They did get into Harvard, right?

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