Patrick Bouli: Manhattan’s Best Defender Shouldn’t Sit vs. Established Scorers

Posted by Ari Kramer on December-11-2009 Add Comments

Here's some proof that statistics don't always do justice to the worth of a player: Patrick Bouli is averaging a mere 0.7 steals per game.

Now a senior at Manhattan College, Bouli has been the Jaspers' best defender this season. He might not be a notorious pickpocket, but his tenacity and ability to suffocate his opponent are unmatched by any of his teammates.

Although it wasn't the first instance, Wednesday night's game against Hofstra proved that Bouli cannot sit on the bench when the Jaspers' opponent has an established scorer.

Charles Jenkins was that scorer on Wednesday. The junior from Queens, NY entered the contest averaging 24.8 points in games in which he played 33 or more minutes. He scored nine points in g...

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