Friday, March 26, 2010

Villanova Player by Player Season Wrapup: Antonio Pena

Tone's finish to the season was painful
Antonio Pena is an enigma.  He can be dominant or he can be woefully ineffective.  Because he's blessed with a freakish body and skillset, I'm often left to wonder if he has the head for the game or if he would be better off playing Tight End for the football team.  Villanova seemed to play well when Pena played well and play poorly when he got into foul trouble.  At the beginning of the year, it looked as if Tone would be able to adequately fill the void left behind by Dante Cunningham.  As the Big East season came, it was apparent that he couldn't stay on the court long enough to provide that interior presence that this team so desperately needed.  As Omar Samhan was eating Mouph alive in the NCAA Tournament, Antonio was nowhere to be found as he seemingly fell out of favor with the coaching staff.  In order to return to contention, Villanova needs the interior presence that Tone is capable of providing, I'm just going to hedge my bets until he proves that he has enough between his ears to prove that his output will match his ability.  Prove me wrong Tone, please prove me wrong. 

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