BULLDOG BASKETBALL:Younger guns need to step up for Bulldogs

STARKVILLE – Barry Stewart doesn’t really have time to look back. He’s too pumped about the future.

The Mississippi State junior guard and his teammates will begin preseason drills on Friday, and they’ll do so without last year’s stars, Jamont Gordon and Charles Rhodes, both of whom are chasing elusive NBA dreams.
Nor will the Bulldogs have Ben Hansbrough, who transferred to Notre Dame.
That matters not to Stewart. Because he sees loads of potential in the young pups that head coach Rick Stansbury will have to lean on heavily this season.
“They’re doing what they’re supposed to do, and they’re listening, and that’s key for a young guy,” Stewart said. “I’ve been watching all of them, all of them look like they can add something to the team this year. We haven’t had practice yet or games, but right now all of them look like they’re doing pretty good.”