NCAA tournament 2010: Penders offers praise to Vasquez
One of the more obvious story lines of tonight's contest between fourth-seeded Maryland and thirteenth-seeded Houston is the matchup between the two squads' prolific scorers.
The Cougars offer senior guard Aubrey Coleman, who leads the nation in scoring (25.6 points per game), despite not having begun to play organized basketball until he was in the 12th grade. The Terrapins counter with senior guard Greivis Vasquez, who is one of six players in Maryland history to record more than 2,000 career points.
When asked what similarities he sees between Coleman and Vasquez, Houston Coach Tom Penders replied: "None."
"I don't see any comparison," Penders continued. "Greivis is a great point guard. Probably a lottery pick (in the NBA draft). Aubrey is just a basketball player learning how to play what Greivis already knows. And I'm not demeaning Aubrey. He's going to have to become a point guard at some point to play at the next level, where Vasquez is already there."
March 19, 2010; 12:35 PM ET
Categories: Men's basketball
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