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Florida Atlantic Enjoys Strong Finish to 2007-08 Season

March 17, 2008

Florida Atlantic won 8-of-12 to finish the 2007-2008 season. Under the direction of second-year head coach Rex Walters the Owls rebounded nicely from a 1-7 overall start and a 0-5 conference beginning. The Owls were 15-18 and 8-10 in Sun Belt Conference play in 2007-08.

FAU won its first round Sun Belt Conference postseason tournament game for the second consecutive year, blowing out Florida International 91-64 at the FAU Arena.

FAU is 22-6 when playing at home spanning the past two seasons. The Owls finished the past year 11-4 overall in Boca Raton (7-3 vs. SBC teams).

Junior forward Carlos Monroe (15.4 ppg/9.5 rpg), the league's top rebounder, was named a First Team All-Sun Belt player. Monroe broke the school's single-season rebounding record and eclipsed FAU's career rebounding mark this season- remarkably Monroe still has another season to play.

Carlos Monroe (15.4 ppg), Paul Graham III (14.0 ppg) and Carderro Nwoji (10.8 ppg) will all return for their senior seasons next year.

FAU also announced the letter of intent signings of three new players for the 2008-09 season. FAU signed six-foot-six forward Dago Pena from Punta Gorda, FL, six-foot-two guard Shavon Shine from DeSoto High School in Arcadia, FL and power forward Jimmie Sutton a Central Florida CC transfer who had originally attended FAU as a freshman.



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