The offseason has been dizzyingly busy over on West End Avenue, with expected and unexpected departures and additions. What raw materials are returning next season, who is now added to the mix, and how good can the Commodores be in 2009? VandySports.com breaks down the '08-'09 'Dores, right now![details]
2004 (Freshman): Saw action in 24 games with one start... Averaged 4.9 minutes... Made 9-of-11 free throws (81.8 percent)... Made his first career start against Ole Miss (1/29)... Netted a season-high seven points on 3-of-5 field goal attempts against Texas-Pan American... Played season-high 17 minutes against Ole Miss (1/29) with five points... Tallied five points on 2-of-2 shooting, two assists and a block in eight minutes against Tennessee State (11/21).... Led Vanderbilt in blocks four times.
Personal: Alan Cameron Metcalfe... Born March 23, 1985 in St. Helens, England... Son of Angela and Colin Metcalfe... Has a sister, Lauren (16)... Mother works through an area church assisting the homeless... Father is a mechanic... Undecided in his major... After trying out for a traveling rugby team as a teenager resulted in whiplash, decided to play basketball... Wears a size 15 shoe... Chose Vanderbilt over William & Mary and St. Bonaventure. High School: Named Honorable Mention All-State in lone season with Dragons... Averaged 12 points and seven rebounds while helping the Dragons to the Division 2 state championship (19-8)... Named to insiders.comís 2004 Top 25 list of top post graduates... Coached by Larry Cullinane... Other Notre Dame Academy teammates who play Division I basketball include Joe Posey (James Madison) and Jason Killeen (Winthrop)... Played club basketball in England with the Manchester Magic (2000-2003)... Named National Cadet Player of the Year in 2000... Played on the England National Team from 2000-2003, serving as co-captain in 2002 and 2003... Coached by Jeff Jones and Joe Forber.