Team preview: San Francisco

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2009-10 season, exclusively on Insider

Updated: October 26, 2009, 10:51 AM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of Oct. 1.)

COACH AND PROGRAM

Rex Walters knows patience is crucial when rebuilding a program like USF, and baby steps are sometimes all you can expect in the first year. Still, even with the leading scorer in the West Coast Conference on his roster, Walters' first recruiting class accounted for more than 50 percent of the Dons' points and rebounds last year, a promising sign for a storied program looking for its first NCAA Tournament trip in a dozen years.