Kloof is key to Bona’s success in 2012-13
Written by Paul Gotham, this Pickin Splinters article on St. Bonaventure junior Charlon Kloof originally appeared online on Oct. 10.
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies open the 2012-13 season as the reigning champions of the Atlantic 10. Just don't expect them to imitate their former selves. That's not to say the Bonnies don't have their sights set on cutting down the nets at the Barclay's Center next St. Patrick's Day. It's just that if Bona is to repeat, they will need to use a different means to accomplish that end.
After more than three years of developing a game plan around Andrew Nicholson, the Bonnies will adjust their style of play. Fans and opponents alike can expect the Brown and White to generate more offensive production from the perimeter.
"We want to try and make it a much faster-paced game and try to use our size to our advantage," said SBU head coach Mark Schmidt during the recent A-10 media day at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York. "We're not going to be the biggest team, but hopefully we can get up and down and try to space it out more."
To that end Charlon Kloof is sure to play a valuable role. The junior point guard with a penchant for harassing opposing ballhandlers and moving the ball in transition will be counted upon mightily this season.
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