2013-14 college basketball season

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  1. Jimmy Chitwood

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    just a quick post …

    currently the leading scorer, rebounder, shot blocker, and assists man in NCAA Division One basketball are not black phenoms. "weird," huh?

    as of this posting:

    nation's leading scorer - Doug McDermott - 26.5 points-per-game (White)
    nation's leading rebounder - Killian Larson - 11.6 rebounds-per-game (White)
    nation's leading passer - Jason Brickman - 10.0 assists-per-game (Filipino)
    nation's leading shot blocker - Jordan Bachynski - 4.2 blocks-per-game (White)

    unless something crazy happens, Doug McDermott appears to be the runaway choice for National Player of the Year.

    additionally, a couple of names i've not seen mentioned much (or at all) on the boards …

    Memphis freshman forward Austin Nichols is likely going to be the American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year. Nichols was just named as the Conference freshman of the week for the third-straight week, as well. Nichols, one of the VERY rare White athletes to play (and start!) for Memphis over the years, has personal-bests of 7 blocked shots, 12 rebounds, and 20 points this year. he has scored in double figures 6 straight games.

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    remember the name Evan Bradds. a 6-foot-6 Belmont freshman, Bradds is already showing signs of becoming an impact player for the Bruins. the versatile guard/forward had his first career double-double (14 points and 10 rebounds) in Belmont's loss to Eastern Kentucky in their Ohio Valley Conference tourney championship game.

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  2. Jack Lambert

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    Thanks for that info, Jimmy! I had no idea that whites have been that dominate where they are the leaders in major stat categories like that!

    If anybody has NBCSports, there's a nice game on between William and Mary (3 whites) vs. Delaware (2 whites) for a spot in the Big Dance!

    Also, on ESPN later tonight, there will be BYU vs. San Francisco and Gonzaga vs. St. Mary's!
     
  3. Jimmy Chitwood

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    with my internet time limited these days due to having to keep the bills paid, it is unfortunate that we've not given the hardwood guys (and gals!) nearly enough attention this season. there has been an abundance of White excellence in 2013-14.

    and speaking of the women's side of things, we've talked about Creighton's White-friendly team and their Wooden candidate Doug McDermott quite a bit, and deservedly so. however, the ladies' team at Creighton is also very fair. *pun!* and they have their own Big East Conference Player of the Year.

    sophomore combo guard Marissa Janning was a Freshman All-American a year ago. this season, she topped it.

    Janning, a 5-foot-8 guard from Watertown, Minn., led the Big East in scoring (18.3 points per game in conference play) and free-throw percentage (.861). she also finished second in 3-point field goals (76) and, despite being switched off the point early in the year, was eighth in assists per game (3.8) in the conference. she led the Bluejays in scoring and assists and was second in steals and rebounds.

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    Creighton's women have 9 players averaging in double figures in minutes. 7 are White, including the other two standouts: seniors McKenzie Fujan and Sarah Nelson who were named to the All-Big East second team.

    here is a good write-up on the trio.

    the lady Jays lost in the semi-finals of the Big East Tourney today in double overtime.
     
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    Some stats from our guys tonight:

    Stud North Dakota State guard Taylor Braun poured in a game-high 28 points tonight in the Bison's easy victory over Denver in the Summit League Semi-Finals.

    David Stockon had a dominate game tonight in the Zags' dominate win over St. Mary's in the WCC semi-finals. Stockton had a game high 21 points to go along with 6 rebounds and 4 assists, with NO turnovers!

    For Delaware, big man Carl Baptiste had an outstanding game in getting the Blue Hens into the Big Dance, scoring a game high 24 points and pulling down 8 boards in the 75-74 win.
     
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    Josh Adams ?

    Do we have a resident fact checker here? Josh Adams the high flying soph guard out of Wyoming could be white but I need firm confirmation on that. Some pics he looks all white and others a bit of a mix but cannot tell for sure. Anybody?
     
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    He looks to be mixed. Corroborating evidence is that he was suspended one game for punching an opponent...tnb.
     
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    If you want some Caste speak for today, here it is. I'm off today, so I was watching the Notre Dame/Wake Forest game, and at half time, Digger Phelps and Jay Williams were doing a "blind resume" segment, where they look at three bubble teams' and their games against the Top 50, Strength of Schedule, etc. (Team A was 1-6 against the Top 50 with an 82 S.O.S., while Team B was 3-8 with a 48 SOS, Team C was 3-6 against the Top 50, and with a 28 S.O.S, easily the highest in the three teams. Team C also had the highest RPI at 35, better than A at 44 or B at 56. Digger and Jay both went with Team C without the names, no questions asked.

    However, when the Teams were revealed, A was Pittsburgh, B was Florida State, and C was BYU. Naturally both "analysts" changed their picks instantly, picking FSU and Pittsburgh to get in over the Cougars, basing their entire argument over the fact that they happen to play in a better league then BYU. They go on to say BYU's best non conference wins were Stanford and Texas, but neglected the fact that Pitts nonconference schedule sucks, and that FSU's best wins were against VCU and UMass. Jay Williams even said that the WCC should be a one-bid league with just Gonzaga.

    Anyways, back to some hoops stats...

    Gonzaga ended up beating BYU last night, who may have lost guard Kyle Collinsworth to a knee injury (that would be a HUGE blow to the Cougars).

    Tyler Haws led both teams in scoring with 24 points to go with 5 boards.

    Gonzaga's scoring was very balanced last night, with no white players really standing out.

    Pat Connaughton had a team-high 19 points and 5 boards in the Fighting Irish's loss to Wake Forest.
     
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    end of the year awards for our guys …

    America East Conference Defensive Player of the Year - Brian Voelkel (Vermont)

    American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year - Austin Nichols (Memphis)

    Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Year - Daniel Coursey (Mercer)

    Big East Conference Player of the Year - Doug McDermott (Creighton)

    Big South Conference Freshman of the Year - Andrew Rowsey (UNC Asheville)

    Big Ten Player of the Year - Nik Stauskas (Michigan)

    Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year - Aaron Craft (Ohio State)

    Colonial Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year - Scott Eatherton (Northeastern)

    Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year - Alec Brown (Green Bay)

    Brown, who has 309 career blocked shots, was also named first-team all-conference and is averaging 15.8 points-per-game and 5.8 rebounds-per-game. the 7-1 center finished sixth in the conference in scoring while ranking third in 3-point field goal percentage, connecting at a 44.1-percent clip.

    Ivy League Rookie of the Year - Spencer Weisz (Princeton)

    Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Year - Billy Baron (Canisius)

    Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year - J.J. Mann (Belmont)

    Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year - Jordan Bachynski (Arizona State)

    Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year - Tony Wroblicky (American)

    by the way, Wroblicky also shoots his free throws one-handed. crazy.

    Patriot League Rookie of the Year - Tim Kempton (Lehigh)

    to be continued …
     
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    Phil Forte (Oklahoma State) and Tyler Neal (Oklahoma), Big 12 co-6th man of the year award. My take: White players good enough to start, but get to come off the bench for the good of the afflete's egos.
     
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    I see that Jimmy mentioned Wroblicky from American... I'd also like to mention that American, with their 4 white starters, beat a nearly all-black Boston U. team last night to get into the NCAA Tournament!! Wroblicky had a nice game with 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Gotta love March Madness!
     
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    more end of the year awards for our guys ...

    Summit League Player of the Year - Taylor Braun (North Dakota State)

    West Coast Conference Player of the Year - Tyler Haws (BYU)

    West Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year - Brendan Lane (Pepperdine)

     
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    there were several big time performances in yesterday's conference tournaments around the country. i'll mention a few.

    Doug McDermott scored 35 (14 of 22 from the floor, 7 of 10 from 3-point range) despite sitting much of the second half in Creighton's blowout win over DePaul. he was simply unguardable.

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    in only his eighth start of the season, UConn's Niels Giffey scored a career-high 24 points (including 14 of the Huskies first 32 of the game), going 9 of 11 from the floor and 6 of 8 from 3-point range in a win over Memphis. Giffey also collected a game-high 9 rebounds and tied for a game-high 2 blocked shots. one continues to "wonder" why the only White player to be "good enough" to see the floor for UConn doesn't get more playing time …

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    Aaron Craft scored 16 points, had 5 assists, and played his usual exemplary defense for Ohio State in a narrow win over Purdue.

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    Boris Bojanovsky, the 7-foot-3 sophomore for Florida State, dunked in the game-winning basket just before the buzzer sounded in the Seminoles contest with Maryland. he added a game-high 12 rebounds, finished with 12 points (on 5 of 7 shooting), and had a blocked shot off the bench.

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    Alex Caruso was the best player on the court win Texas A&M faced off against Missouri. he played all 50 minutes of the double overtime game, finishing with game-highs of 28 points (8 of 14 from the floor), 7 assists, and 3 steals, and team-highs of 8 rebounds and 1 blocked shot. but the point guard's production wasn't enough to get the win.

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    a trio of White athletes combined to help South Carolina knock off the (nearly) all-black Arkansas Razorbacks yesterday. Mindaugas Kacinas, Laimonas Chatkevicius (both from Lithuania), and Brian Steele combined for 25 points, 19 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocked shots, and only 1 turnover in the win.

    Arkansas, meanwhile, has gone 6 years without a win in the SEC Tourney … maybe they should recruit better basketball players …
     
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    Well, BYU is on the bubble of making the NCAA Tournament, but a number of their fellow bubble teams lost today, so I think BYU should be solidly in, barring some upsets from the major conferences making it.

    We've had some nice performances from our guys today.

    Joe Harris scored a game high 20 points in Virginia's win over bubble team Florida State today, hopefully knocking them off the bubble for good.

    Aaron Craft and Amedeo Della Valle helped to ignite Ohio States' huge 2nd half comeback today against a surprising Nebraska team. Della Valle finished with 12 points, 6 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 2 steals, while Craft finished with 6 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, and a steal and block, along with playing his usual excellent defense, stifling Nebraska's best player in the 2nd half.

    In the Minnesota-Wisconsin game today, Ben Brust absolutely exploded, scoring 29 points in the Badger's route of the Gophers. Frank Kaminsky had 6 points and a game high 12 rebounds.

    In the MAC, Western Michigan and it's four white starters knocked off perennial MAC power Akron in an OT thriller! The Broncos went on an 18-0 in the 2nd half to get back into the game. Two of Western Michigan's best players are white guys. One of them is forward Shayne Whittington. Having watched him play, this kid is really good. The announcers were even saying that Western Michigan should be feeding him the ball more throughout the 2nd half and OT. Whittington finished out today with a game-high 18 points, while grabbing a game-high 13 boards, in addition to 4 blocks, 2 assists, and a steal. In addition, fellow forward Connar Tava is also a good player in his own right, scoring 16 points, tied for 2nd on his team, and also grabbing 12 rebounds, and 2 assists and steals. Hopefully, these guys will advance tomorrow in the MAC Championship game, which will be on ESPN at 6:30 Eastern I believe if anyone is interested.

    Meanwhile, Akron has sure fallen a long way from just a few years ago. From four white starters just a few years back, they had 0 today, with 2-3 white guys coming off the bench.

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    We had some more great performances again last night:

    Cameron Bairstow had another great game as New Mexico avoided Boise State's upset bid, 70-67. Bairstow finished with a game-high 23 points and 8 rebounds. Alex Kirk just missed out on a double double with 9 points and 11 boards.

    Is there a hotter player in basketball right now than Doug McDermott? This kid has absolutely lit it up the last few games. Last night, he racked up 32 more points as his Bluejays beat Xavier 86-78. The Bluejays seem to be hot at the right time! Hopefully, we see a great tourney run from Creighton!
     
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    Most likely none of the pro white teams will make it to the Final Four. The champ will probably be one same teams they are every year. Kansas, Arizona, North Carolina, Syracuse, or Louisville. Woman's basketball is even worse, there choices are Uconn and Tennessee.
     
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    It looks like BYU guard Matt Carlino is transferring. He graduates, so he'll be able to play right away next year. Best of luck to him at his new school!

    http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcspo...-transfer-from-byu-has-immediate-eligibility/

    Also, NC State's Tyler Lewis (former McDonald's All-American) is transferring as well, after NC State's coach recruited right over him after not even one year, along with a more affletic transfer coming into to compete at PG as well. This article says he's looking for a "better fit."


    http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/03/29/3744056/lewis-to-transfer-from-nc-state.html


    Kale Abrahamson will be leaving Northwestern: http://hawkcentral.com/2014/03/17/ex-w-d-m-valley-star-abrahamson-decides-to-leave-northwestern/


    Austin Etherington is leaving Indiana as well:

    http://www.indystar.com/story/sport...erington-indiana-basketball-transfer/6829193/


    This is a bit old, but Luke Fischer also transferred from Indiana, and will be going to Marquette.

    Also, we know that Alex Murphy left Duke and will be a Gator.
     
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    3 of the 4 Finalist in the College 3 point contest were white....NCAA All Time Leading 3 pt shooter Travis Bader lead the entire way until the finals; when Baylor's Brady Haslip upset him at the end & won. Marshall Henderson finished tied for 3rd Place
     
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    Heslip just win 3 point contest. Travis Bader was runner up.
     
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    I'm very excited for his future there, especially since his back court mate will be super shooter Kellen Dunham. Had he stayed at NC State, Lewis would've been the Wolfpack's only white scholarship player next year.

    Lewis is simply a great point guard... watch some of these passes from this last year! He's very quick, and has some great court vision! Butler's getting a great player!

    [video=youtube;PhxNPLmcrq0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhxNPLmcrq0[/video]
     

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