Offseason work has UALR's Osse primed for more PT

LITTLE ROCK – Sophomore Kemy Osse averaged 4.7 points and 2.1 rebounds while appearing in all 32 games as a freshman in 2012-13. The UALR coaching staff will be looking for Osse to make a jump in production and playing time in his second season, as offseason work on his all-around game and conditioning have him in position to make an impact this year.

“I got to learn a lot,” said Osse of his first season with the Trojans. “By being on the bench and getting the minutes that I got, I got to learn the tempo of the game and how hard I had to work to be successful on the court.”

Osse’s numbers in his freshman season increased as the year progressed. His minutes played went up to 15.7 per game in Sun Belt play, and he earned starts at shooting guard in two of the season’s final three games.

“I think one of the things that slowed Kemy a year ago is that he’d taken a year off of basketball before he got here,” said assistant coach Robert Lee. “So there was a process of catching back up to the speed of the game and how hard he needed to play.”