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USC's Nikola Vucevic matures

The forward's game -- and maturity -- flourishes with guidance and devotion

Updated: February 9, 2011, 6:13 PM ET
By Pedro Moura | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Nikola Vucevic won Pac-10 Most Improved Player honors last season.

USC head coach Kevin O'Neill told the forward it was because he was bad the previous season.

Vucevic improved his point and rebound averages by about eight and seven per game, but O'Neill half-jokingly stated that he was only picking up the pace from what was a poor freshman season. You know, making up for lost time.

Now Vucevic, a junior, has improved his per-game numbers even more. And, through ...

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