The Scott Eatherton who has become one of the more effi­cient rebounders in col­lege bas­ket­ball was not the same person just a few years ago. Not according to the coach who knows him best.

That 6-​​foot-​​9, 220-​​pound frame on North­eastern’s power for­ward, the one who held his own against Florida State and George­town in the Puerto Rico Tip-​​Off to earn CAA Player of the Week honors, did not exist. Instead, there was a growing high school freshman learning how to adapt to a body that was pulling in dif­ferent direc­tions as he ran down the court.

It was like when you see a baby horse trying to run where their legs are kind of awk­ward and they don’t really know what they are doing,” said Tim Bean, Eatherton’s coach at Her­shey High in Penn­syl­vania. “He was that kid.”

That kid is now in a dis­tin­guished class through the first month of the bas­ket­ball season. Eatherton’s five double-​​doubles over NU’s first seven games place him among the top-​​10 nation­ally in that category.

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