Team preview: Eastern Kentucky

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

Originally Published: October 13, 2009
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(Information in this team report is as of Oct. 1.)

COACH AND PROGRAM

Their star is gone, but that doesn't mean the Eastern Kentucky Colonels are going downhill without him.

Senior guard Mike Rose, who averaged 20.0 points -- third in the OVC -- and 5.3 rebounds last season, has departed and signed a pro contract to play in Turkey. Rose will be missed, but the program will move ahead on the strength of several experienced returning players.

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