Hip, Hip....Magley!

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:32 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Jan 30, 2011 10:21 PM CDT

Tulsa forward DJ Magley has 61 personal fouls this season through21 games. Those &ldquo;undisciplined&rdquo; mistakes, to borrow a word from Doug Wojcik,limited Magley&rsquo;s minutes this season. </p>The 6-foot-9, energetic, rebound machine didn&rsquo;t see much ofthe floor early on. Magley fouled out of three out of four games in Decemberand had Wojcik questioning how valuable Magley would be going forward. </p>Saturday night against UTEP, he hit his stride. Magleyscored 10 points on 27 big minutes. He blocked three shots, played greatdefense and helped carry the load when three starters went to the bench in thefirst half with, believe it or not, foul troubles. </p>Magley pulled down seven rebounds and received plenty ofpraise from his coach in the post game press conference. His effort in thepaint helped Tulsa outscore the Miners by 16 points down low. He was a big partof the Golden Hurricane&rsquo;s 29-4 advantage in bench points. </p>Magley isn&rsquo;t a finished product. He still averaged 2.9 foulsin just under 17 minutes per game. But, he&rsquo;s a guy who gives 100 percent effortevery night, and has a chance to be a much-needed spark for the GoldenHurricane as they try to run down Memphis in the standings. </p>