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dave@friarblog —  January 7th, 2009 6:40 PM
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Friars nab Patterson guard Vincent Council

ESPN.com Recruiting Coordinator Antonio Williams on Council.

“Vincent has good quickness and effectively combines his jets with the ability to change speeds, keeping defenders off balance while easily getting to the paint,” Williams said. “Once at the rim, he knows how to finish in traffic by adjusting in the air with his good body control.”

Williams expects Council’s speed to be a factor on Friar fastbreaks.

“His quickness makes him a very good fit for up-tempo offensive attacks and he shows solid decision making while running the break,” he said. “Council also has the right temperament for the point guard spot, knowing when to get his teammates involved and when to look for his own shot.

He also does a very good job of playing pressure defense, a trait that coaches look for in lead guards,” continued Williams.

Council needs to improve his shooting as he prepares for the next level.

“He will have to improve his perimeter shooting as well as work out the hitch that negatively affects his jumper at times,” Williams offered.

Vincent should see action right away for head coach Keno Davis.

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