Soloman Alabi Still Developing Game; Marquette’s Incredible Preparation

Posted by Jameson Fleming on November-27-2009 Add Comments

ORLANDO -- Soloman Alabi should have had a field day against an undersized Iona roster.

Instead the seven footer struggled mightily to the tune of only six points on 1-of-7 shooting and four free throws.

Alabi never looked comfortable against the Gaels, which is a serious problem for coach Leonard Hamilton.

Alabi's size allowed him to grab five offensive boards, but Alabi is still very raw in his development and couldn't finish his many short attempts.

Hamilton credited some of Alabi's struggles to Iona's pressure, but also the makeup of this year's squad.

"Soloman isn't accustomed to getting trapped like that," Hamilton said. "Last year, we had a different kind of team that was able to stretch the de...

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