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HOOVER, Ala. -- LSUs Leonard Fournette was putting up massive rushing numbers last season until opponents started changing their defenses to stuff the run.That put the onus on quarterback Brandon Harris to make them pay.He couldnt do it.Fournette believes thats about to change and Harris can become one of the leagues best quarterbacks. If so, LSU could quickly become the team to beat in the Southeastern Conference.I think hes doing a tremendous job and Im ready to see the new Brandon Harris on in September, Fournette said on Thursday at SEC media days. He has a new swag to himself. Hes talking like a quarterback should talk. Hes taking over at practice.Expectations are very high in Baton Rouge after a 9-3 season that included a 5-3 mark in the SEC. The Tigers won their first seven games last season before a three-game losing streak to Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi that derailed the season and nearly cost coach Les Miles his job.But Miles is back for this 12th season and LSU returns 17 starters, including nine on offense and eight on defense.Fournette -- who ran for an LSU single-season record 1,953 yards and 22 touchdowns last season -- is considered one of the Heisman favorites and the defense includes seasoned veterans like safety Jamal Adams and linebacker Kendell Beckwith.The only real question is at quarterback.The 6-foot-3, 206-pound Harris had some good moments last season, throwing for 2,165 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions while completing about 54 percent of his passes.Certainly our play there will be significant, Miles said.If Harris can keep opposing defenses honest through the passing game, it should leave a little more room for Fournette to run. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound junior was a Heisman candidate last season until his performance tailed off during the seasons most important games in November.He said falling out of the Heisman race wasnt disappointing. Instead, it was losing three crucial games that bugged him.I think we forgot our `why, Fournette said. Why we work so hard just to get here. We were on top of the world, 7-0 and were in the SEC, the hardest and best conference to play in. We just had to get that back.Miles also spent a few minutes Thursday discussing the recent shooting of Alton Sterling by a white police officer in Baton Rouge. He hopes the football program can be part of helping society change.You reach for others, Miles said. You need to be respectful of their life and their opinion and who they are. You need compassion for people.---Follow David Brandt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/davidbrandtAP---AP College Football website: www.collegefootball.ap.org Air Max 90 Clearance . 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LAS VEGAS -- Denzel Valentine put a thrilling finish on the NBA Summer League.Valentine hit the tying 3-pointer with the final second of regulation, then made a jumper at the buzzer in overtime to give the Chicago Bulls an 84-82 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.Valentine was scoreless on 0-for-6 shooting through three quarters, but he proved that fortunes change quickly in Las Vegas. His 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds forced the extra period after Tyus Jones had just given Minnesota a 77-74 lead on a 3 with 3.6 seconds to go.It was tied again on Xavier Silas 3 with 11.7 seconds remaining in OT, but Valentine, the college player of the year from Michigan State, worked the clock down before making his spinning jumper in the lane as the Bulls finished 7-0.That ended the NBA portion of summer basketball after leagues in Orlando, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas over the last two weeks. Rookies got their first looks, some veterans got their last shots, and it ended with a play that had Twitter buzzing like a game that took place in June instead of July.And just as the NBA stops, USA Basketball starts. Right on the same UNLV campus just hours before the summer league championship game, the U.S. Olympic team held its first training camp practice. The Olympics start on Aug. 5 in Rio de Janeiro and the Americans will hope to be playing for a third straight gold medal on Aug. 21.Then, finally, the offseason will finally start.A look back at the summer:MVP! MVP!OK, its actually Most Outstanding Player in the Final Four, so technically Tyus Jones would be MOP, MVP. The Minnesota Timberwolves point guard won Summer League MVP honors and finished with 27 points in nearly leading the 24th-seeded Wolves to the championship. He won the Final Four Most Outstanding Player award after leaving Duke past Wisconsin for the 2015 national championship.THIBODEAU BOWLThats what the Summer League championship game was dubbed, with coach Tom Thibodeaus new team (Minnesota) facing the Bulls team he coached for five seasons before he was fired. Thibodeau, an assistant on Mike Krzyzewskis U.S. Olympic team staff, took in the championship game from a baseline seat near Timberwolves players Karl-Anthony Towns and Zach LaVine.SIMMONS STOCKBen Simmons showed off the versatility that made him the No. 1 pick in the draft. The freshman from LSU playedd in four games for the Philadelphia 76ers in Las Vegas, averaging 12.dddddddddddd3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists. If the 76ers do someday get the forward from Australia along with recent high picks Joel Embiid and Dario Saric on the court with second-year forward Jahlil Okafor, the future could be bright after a dismal recent past.ALL-SUMMER LEAGUE HONORSBesides Jones, the rest of the All-Summer League team, as voted by a panel of media members:First team: Jordan McRae (Cleveland), Bobby Portis (Chicago), Ben Simmons (Philadelphia) and Alan Williams (Phoenix).Second team: Jaylen Brown (Boston), Thon Maker (Milwaukee), Kelly Oubre Jr. (Washington), Normal Powell (Toronto) and Tyler Ulis (Phoenix).BULLS BACKCOURTChicago figures to have a starting backcourt of Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo after signing both players earlier this month, and theres some good young talent behind them. Valentine showed hes a clutch performer, while Jerian Grant, acquired from the Knicks in the trade for Derrick Rose, was MVP of the championship game with 24 points and 10 rebounds.PACKING THEM INThe summer league broke two attendance records in Las Vegas, including the overall attendance mark with 108,931. The previous mark was 99,437, set last year. Over 11 days, the summer league averaged 9,902 per day.The event also broke the single-day mark on July 9, when 16,208 visited both the Cox Pavilion and Thomas and Mack Center. The spotlight game that night featured the top two draft picks in last months draft, Simmons and the Lakers Brandon Ingram. The previous mark was 12,422, set last season, also on the day the top two draft picks met, with Towns and DAngelo Russell facing off.RISING SUNS?Phoenix got a look at a promising young core while going 4-2 in Las Vegas. 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