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Miami Basketball Player Profile: Manu Lecomte

In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Player Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile UM's roster for 2014. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the court.

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Manu Lecomte

Sophomore - PG - 5'11 170 - Brussels, Belgium

As a true freshman averaged 7.7 points, 2.3 assists, 2.1 rebounds in 17 starts.

This summer, led Belgian team to championship game of FIBA U20 European Championships, Division B, held in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Named to U20 Men Division B 2014 All-Tournament Team. Averaged 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.1 steals in 30.4 minutes per game.

Also averaged 6.8 ppg and a team best 4.0 apg in 4 contests during Miami's tour of Spain.

Summary: After a slow start to his first season in Coral Gables, Lecomte emerged as excellent PG on both ends of the court by season's end. His offensive abilities were never in question, but his decision making and defense improved dramatically over the course of the year. One could argue that he worked his way to the upper half of all ACC PG's over that span. Lecomte is an unselfish player and gets everything started with his incredible quickness and smooth handles. He also has a very good jumper, and is crafty and speedy enough to finish at the hoop, despite his diminutive stature.  Is a perfect fit for UM's high screen offense, and will only get better after getting even more valuable international experience this summer. Everyone knows that Angel Rodriguez is going to start at point, but few teams in the country will have a better option coming off the bench than the 'Canes with Manu Lecomte.

Stay tuned for more player profiles as we count down to tip off.