Rocks' Big Man Needed To Defend Paint Area

Reporter Mike Sullivan updates Albany City Rocks forward Brice Kofane, who is being counted on to be a rock inside the paint defensively this month ...

Brice Kofane, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward from The Miller School in Charlottesville, Virginia, is again going to be a key man for Albany City Rocks head coach/program director Jim Hart this month. "He blocks so many shots, he affects the game inside for us so much," said Hart.

The Rocks will compete at the Peach Jam, Super Showcase and National AAU tournament.

Among the physical attributes Kofane brings to the table -- 1. A physical presence defending the rim and paint area. 2. Rebounding. 3. Blocking shots.

"How many players you know can get you double digits in blocks in a game?" Hart asked.

"He's an energy booster for us too," said Hart. "When he is in the game, the team has an extra step."

Brice, a rising senior and member of the 2010 class, is a great student too. So, he'll have many options in playing division one college basketball.

"He's open," said Hart.

Fairfield had been working Brice very hard.

Hart added: "He's a great defender, helps out out so much near the basket. He's working on his skills now."

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