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Meet University of Massachusetts basketball junior center Cady Lalanne and find out why he's been so successful over the first month of the season from head coach Derek Kellogg.
UMass beat writers Matt Vautour (Daily Hampshire Gazette) and Harry Plumer (Springfield Republican) were in attendance at basketball practice Tuesday at the Cage and filed a pair of reports on what they saw.
Daily Hampshire Gazette: Cady LaLanne, Jesse Morgan practice Tuesday with UMass men's hoops
1. CHAZ, CHAZ, AND MORE CHAZ
Chaz Williams took the conference by storm in his first season in the Atlantic-10 and only figures to be more of a menace in 2012-13. Potentially the Preseason Conference Player of the Year, Williams should give UMass coach Derek Kellogg one of the league's best back courts with he and talented wing Jesse Morgan, a 6-foot-5 wing who seemed to get better every team he took on the floor. If big man Cady Lalanne can stay healthy and form a potent baseline with Terrell Vinson and Raphiael Putney, the Minutemen should be in position to compete for a conference title and a berth to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in a quite a while.
"I don't know yet if Cady always knows what he's doing or where he's going,'' Derek Kellogg said.
"It's nice to see him accidentally bump into 14 rebounds in 15 minutes, though. That shows he can be a big-time rebounder here someday.''