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Discussion in 'College Basketball' started by Shadowlight, Nov 6, 2018.
Parker Van Dyke nails 3-pointer as time expires against UCLA
Dylan Windler erupted for 41 points (on 12-20 shooting) and 12 rebounds last night in a Belmont victory.
Fletcher Magee scored 30 (11-15 from the floor) in another Wofford win.
Sam Merrill dropped 35 (10-20 from the floor) at San Diego State in a loss.
Utah State is a young team that usually starts 3 or 4 White players, but they frequently have 5 White players on the court when they go to their bench. they’re small, but they’re a good shooting team that does a good job defensively. Aggies might be trending in the right direction.
looking back through this thread, i didn’t see another small school player with BIG talent: senior Nick Mayo of Eastern Kentucky.
Mayo is a man amongst boys in the OVC (and on his poor team), being named freshman of the year AND first team all-conference as a freshman ... and every year sense. the 6-foot-9 stretch four is dominant on both ends of the floor, scoring nearly 23 points per outing, grabbing better than 8 boards, swatting nearly 2 shots and better than 1 steal per game. he is adept in the post, where he favors a fade-away over either shoulder, and on the perimeter, knocking down better than one three-pointer per contest. and just when you think he’s content to let his skills do the talking, he’ll drive to the rim and dunk on your head!
EKU is not fun to watch, but Nick Mayo is the real deal. he has NBA-level talent, but that doesn’t mean he’ll get a fair shot at playing in the Association.
Kyle Guy scored a game-high 20 points, including back-to-back three-pointers in the final two minutes to clinch a win for #4 Virginia over #8 North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ty Jerome added 15 points and 11 assists (with just 2 turnovers), and UVA’s defense completely disrupted any offensive rhythm the Tarheels hoped to find, holding UNC to 35% shooting from the floor for the game. a hat tip goes out to Virginia center Jack Salt, as well, whose stellar defensive contributions rarely make much of a mark on the box score.
the win was a nice bounce back after a tough (and crazy) loss on Saturday at Duke. as an aside, isn’t it “weird” how White players “can’t play defense,” yet Virginia starts three White players, almost exclusively plays man-to-man, and are one of the nation’s elite defensive units? they also get solid contributions off the bench from the long and athletic Huff.
for Carolina, Luke Maye struggled to score but pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds.
Dylan Windler was named the College Basketball National Player of the Week after his stellar performances in Belmont’s two most recent contests. quoting from a recent press release:
Windler shoots better than 40% from three-point range, as well, which was on display again the previous week when he scored 20 consecutive points for his Bruins in a seven-minute stretch to rally Belmont and mount a comeback win over Austin Peay. he scored 33 points in that game (on 12-15 shooting) and pulled down 12 rebounds.
Windler has been named one of 10 finalists for the Julius Erving Award, given to the nation’s top small forward.
Wofford’s Fletcher Magee has been named the Southern Conference Player of the Week (again) after his historic 3-point shooting performance. he averaged 31 points and shot 57.1 percent from the floor in leading the Terriers to wins against ETSU and Western Carolina. he also moved into second place (ahead of J.J. Redick) in NCAA Division I history in career 3-pointers and into the top 10 in career scoring in SoCon history. the sharpshooter went 15-24 from long range in the two games, and has shot 54% from deep over his last five outings.
if their terrific seasons continue, it looks like both Wofford and Belmont could earn at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament, even if they get upset in their conference tourneys. if so, these two players would finally get a chance to shine on the national stage.
if you want an under-the-radar prospect with out of the world athleticism and “upside,” then the name Daulton Hommes is for you. Hommes is a late-blooming, 6-foot-8 shooting guard who can jump out of the gym and fill up the stat sheet. a junior, he plays at a tiny school out West where he is scoring better than 22 a game while shooting WELL above the dream-line of 50-40-80 from the various marks (field goal percentage, three-point percentage, and free throw percentage for the non-hoopers among us). he’s also effective on the glass and as a rim protector.
rumor has it that he’s eligible to transfer after the season and be immediately eligible, and (just to give credence to my hype) at least a third of NBA teams have sent scouts to check him out. the best part about him, other than his eye-popping offensive repertoire that is, is the fact that he’s still very much learning to play in his body. he’s a true late bloomer. for example, he’s grown another inch since the video below from last year.
Watching Utah St vs New Mexico......Utah St (20-6) is up by 7 in the second half......
Very bright team......
Matt McClung continues to impress. He scored 22 pts in a huge win over 17th ranked Villanova last night. McClung has really improved his shooting and was hitting 3 pointers
all night long. Some of his made 3 pointers were from 5 to 8 feet beyond nba range. The kid is amazing. As I've said before if he can continue to shoot the lights out, he becomes an
even bigger nightmare for any defense in the country. The kid can jump out of the gym, has strong ball skills, and all of the other intangibles needed to play in the nba. The only thing
I would say for him to work on alot is to continue to improve his defense. Georgetown has 16 wins at the moment & I 'm hoping they can put on a winning streak and find a way to sneak
into march madness. We need to see M.McClung in March putting on a national show!