"He's just tried to be steady, consistent in his approach, attitude," Herrion said. "and I think, for the most part, his work ethic in practice. He's bringing it every day."
Kane ranks 10th in the league in scoring (14.9), third in steals (1.81) and sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.71). Career-wise, he is 15th in school history in points (1,474), ninth in assists (419) and 10th in steals (128).
Don't forget, he can rebound a little bit, too - he needs three to hit the 500 mark in three years, not bad for a guard.
Then again, Kane could play forward as well - and has had to on defense. One of the better spectacles, Dennis Tinnon tells, is watching Kane check power forwards.
"Most of the time, when you - a big man 6-8, 6-9 - and then you have someone 6-4, 6-5 on him, [you think] 'I'm going to kill him, he's too small,'" Tinnon said. "But once you try to bump him and he ain't going nowhere, he gets that knee into you, 'What's going on?'
"And then you'll really find out, because you start missing."
C-USA will name its All-Freshman and All-Defense teams today, as well as the Defensive Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year.
The Player of the Year and the Gene Bartow Coach of the Year awards will be unveiled Wednesday, just before the tournament begins.
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