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Miami Basketball Player Review: Manu Lecomte

In this new series we look at UM's returning hoops player, what they did right, what they can do better, who they should be watching film on this summer, and more.

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2014-15 Key Stats: 22.4 minutes, 7.9 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 1.8 apg, 43% FG, 45% 3P, 88% FT.

Best Game: 1/13 Vs Duke, 23 points 5-10 shooting, 10-11 FTs.

Worst Game: 2/25 Vs FSU, 0 points in 11 minutes.

What he does well:  Manu is a knockdown shooter who rarely misses when left alone. He is also the team's best shooter from the line statistically. When he is on, he is also steady ball handler who plays with good pace, and can create his own shot off the dribble. Has shown the ability to make big plays in key situations as well. Has good if not great court vision. Lecomte is also a pesky on the ball defender, an area he has improved drastically during his time in Coral Gables.

What he needs to improve:  This is going to be a very common theme in this series, but like many 'Canes, Lecomte needs to be more consistent game to game.  Would also love to see him create more shots for teammates, as his assists dropped a bit his sophomore campaign, though much of that can be attributed to the fact he played a lot off the the ball this season. Additionally physical guards sometimes give him fits on both ends, and he turned the ball over more Vs pressure than you would expect given his smooth handles.

Player I would like him to watch film on: Patty Mills, San Antonio Spurs.  Lecomte has similar physical and skill attributes as Mills. Mills is also a guy who always seems to make an impact, despite sometimes limited minutes.

Summary:  Players with as much International experience and the skill level of Lecomte are not easy to come by. However with Angel Rodriguez back, and the emergence of JaQuan Newton,  finding minutes on this deep UM squad will not be easy to come by in 2015-16.  Lecomte must make the most of his opportunities to continue to get heavy PT going forward.