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Pressey Factor Looms Large for 15th-Ranked Tigers

Posted: Oct 30, 2012 1:44 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Oct 30, 2012 5:24 PM

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COLUMBIA (AP) - Unlike football, Missouri's transition to the SEC's other marquee sport might not be so difficult.

Only two players are back from Frank Haith's 30-win debut season for 15th-ranked Missouri. And just one starter, but that's preseason SEC player of the year Phil Pressey.

After setting career high averages with 10.3 points, 6.4 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 steals, Pressey spent his summer competing at the LeBron James, Chris Paul and Deron Williams elite camps. Fellow guard Michael Dixon was perhaps the nation's best sixth man with a 13.5-pint average last season.

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