Jeff Jacobs: USF’s Yetna was a big oversight for UConn

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‘The big push nowadays is student welfare,’ a highly disappointed USF coach Brian Gregory told Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times this past December.

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WICHITA, KS – JANUARY 07: Alexis Yetna #23 of the South Florida Bulls drives to the basket past Rauno Nurger #20 of the Wichita State Shockers during the first half on January 7, 2018 at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

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In his fourth college game, Alexis Yetna had 17 rebounds and 11 points against Georgetown. He had 18 points against Stetson, 18 rebounds against Appalachian State and has been named the AAC freshman of the week two weeks in a row.

Through 12 games of nonconference play, Yetna is the only player in the American averaging a double-double (11.8 points, 10.9 rebounds). He is averaging 2.5 rebounds a game more than any player in the conference. He is averaging five more rebounds a game than UConn’s leader, guard Christian Vital, and six more than any of the Huskies’ bigs.

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