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Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball: Three Auburn Tigers To Watch


1) Chris Denson, Sr., G: The main scoring threat for the Auburn Tigers is no other than senior Chris Denson. After six games, Denson is leading the team with 21.8 points per game and is arguably the best shooter on the team. He is shooting .526 from the field and averages double-digit shot attempts per contest. On top of his high shooting percentage, he is able to get to the foul line as well. In the Tigers’ 99-70 loss to #17 Iowa State, Denson went 8-of-17 from the field and 11-of-13 from the foul line in route to 27 points in the game. Chris Denson is also a force to be reckoned with on the boards. He is second on the team averaging 6.0 rebounds per game and hauled in eight of them in the loss to ISU.

2) Asauhn Dixon-Tatum, Sr., C: The main player that the Illini will need to box out when it comes to crashing the boards will be Asauhn Dixon-Tatum. Dixon-Tatum leads the Tigers in rebounding thus far in 2013 with 6.3 rebounds per game. Along with rebounding, he is also a defensive monster in the paint. He leads the team with 2.2 blocks per contest and has the potential to throw a “block party” while causing havoc for any opposing player.

3) KT Harrell, Jr., G: One of the newest additions to the Auburn Tigers in 2013 is junior KT Harrell. Harrell transferred to Auburn from Virginia and is making an immediate impact in 2013. He is second on the team in scoring and averages 17.7 points per game this season. Just like Denson, Harrell has a high shooting percentage as he is shooting .429 from the field. In the loss to ISU, he scored 19 points, made three 3-pointers, and hauled in seven rebounds.

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