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by John Helsley Modified: December 5, 2010 at 8:05 pm •  Published: December 5, 2010

But Penn is a far more potent presence, averaging 9.4 points to Gulley's 2.3 and handing out 19 assists to Gulley's five, albeit with more turnovers. And Penn was vital at La Salle, scoring 17 points with four 3-pointers, six assists and two turnovers.

Penn won the point guard spot a year ago, before a season-ending injury. And he's winning it again.

Sidorakis, a captain and valuable for the many intangibles he brings, might be best suited to come off the bench, which is where he thrived a year ago. Jéan-Paul Olukemi offers scoring punch and athleticism as a slasher and is nearly doubling Sidorakis' production in points and rebounds while commanding more minutes.

More help might be on the way from Matt Pilgrim and Markel Brown.

Pilgrim, still regaining his shape after a preseason suspension, scored a season-high 11 points at La Salle.

Brown is the biggest wild card, with talent that wows in practice but hasn't yet translated to game situations, as he struggles to grasp the demands and intricacies of Ford's system. Still, Ford is committed to bringing Brown along and increasing his minutes, with hopes that everything will click at some point.

So far, Ford has been stressing defense, insisting OSU's offense will come.

Now would be a good time.

by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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