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College Basketball 2011-12: Top 30 Mid-Major Players at Each Position

Todd HawkinsCorrespondent IJune 22, 2011

College Basketball 2011-12: Top 30 Mid-Major Players at Each Position

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    CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 18:  Jake Odum #13 of the Indiana State Sycamores looks to pass against the Syracuse Orange during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 18, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by
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    Given the economic and competitive struggles of mid-major teams to build their programs, it's pretty remarkable to have witnessed underdog stories such as the 2006 George Mason and 2011 VCU Final Four runs, both out of the Colonial Athletic Association.

    And of course, Butler's odds-defying back-to-back NCAA tournament championship game appearances in 2010 and 2011 out of the Horizon League will go down as one of the greatest achievements in college basketball history.

    Whether or not you love it or hate it, the story of the underdog and rise of mid-major basketball gives March Madness its mystique.

    The NCAA tournament provides mid-major programs an opportunity to demonstrate their parity with perennial powers, and that parity has risen to an all-time high over the last decade.

    Here's a look into the depth of talent outside of the power six conferences, as I've ranked the top 30 players at each position, based on past production and personal projections for the upcoming season.

    Keep in mind, I've included players from the "tweener" conferences in my player rankings, which refers to conferences such as the Atlantic 10 and Conference USA, that aren't part of the power six but aren't necessarily labeled as "mid-major" to some folks in the basketball world. 

    Also, incoming freshmen and juco transfers are not included within the position rankings, but instead I've listed the top five newcomers for all five positions at the bottom of each slide.

Point Guard

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    TULSA, OK - MARCH 18:  Reggie Hamilton #23 of the Oakland Golden Grizzlies drives with the ball against the Texas Longhorns during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at BOK Center on March 18, 2011 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  (Photo by
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    1. Tu Holloway, Xavier: 19.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 5.4 apg, 1.4 spg, 42.0% FG, 34.5% 3PT

    2. Nate Wolters, South Dakota St.: 19.5 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 6.1 apg, 1.3 spg, 44.8% FG, 40.8% 3PT

    3. Reggie Hamilton, Oakland: 17.6 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 5.3 apg, 1.3 spg, 48.9% FG, 37.1% 3PT

    4. Casper Ware, Long Beach St.: 17.2 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 4.4 apg, 1.6 spg, 42.2% FG, 38.1% 3PT

    5. D.J. Cooper, Ohio: 15.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 7.5 apg, 2.3 spg, 38.2% FG, 29.9% 3PT

    6. Scott Machado, Iona: 13.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 7.6 apg, 1.3 spg, 41.0% FG, 32.3% 3PT

    7. Damian Lillard, Weber St.: 17.7 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.4 spg, 43.8% FG, 34.5% 3PT

    8. Kwamaine Mitchell, St. Louis: 15.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.4 spg, 45% FG, 36.0% 3PT (2009-'10 stats)

    9. Ray McCallum, Detroit: 13.5 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 4.9 apg, 1.6 spg, 44.0% FG, 31.2% 3PT

    10. Kendall Williams, New Mexico: 11.6 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.4 spg, 45.4% FG, 42.6% 3PT

    11. Kevin Dillard, Dayton: 12.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 5.0 apg, 1.1 spg, 42.3% FG, 32% 3PT (2009-'10 stats, Southern Illinois)

    12. Jesse Sanders, Liberty: 11.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5.7 apg, 1.2 spg, 42.8% FG, 26.8% 3PT

    13. Damier Pitts, Marshall: 16.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 4.7 apg, 0.6 spg, 40.5% FG, 32% 3PT

    14. Zack Rosen, Penn: 14.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 5.4 apg, 1.2 spg, 44.8% FG, 42.0% 3PT

    15. Tony Taylor, George Washington: 15.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 4.6 apg, 1.3 spg, 42.2% FG, 33.9% 3PT

    16. Antoine Young, Creighton: 13.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 5.8 apg, 0.9 spg, 39.6% FG, 31.7% 3PT

    17. Jake Odum, Indiana St.: 9.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 4.1 apg, 1.8 spg, 47.7% FG, 32.1% 3PT

    18. T.J. McConnell, Duquesne: 10.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 4.4 apg, 2.8 spg, 49.8% FG, 40.2% 3PT

    19. Deonte Burton, Nevada: 13.7 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.3 spg, 42.2% FG, 35.5% 3PT

    20. Devon Moore, James Madison: 11.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 4.2 apg, 0.8 spg, 47.5% FG, 36.4% 3PT

    21. Juan Fernandez, Temple: 11.2 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.9 apg, 0.8 spg, 35.5% FG, 33.3% 3PT

    22. Brockeith Pane, Utah St.: 11.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.4 apg, 0.9 spg, 43.6% FG, 21.1% 3PT

    23. Joe Jackson, Memphis: 9.9 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.0 spg, 43.1% FG, 31.1% 3PT

    24. C.J. Reed, Bethune-Cookman: 18.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 4.8 apg, 1.6 spg, 38.9% FG, 32.7% 3PT

    25. Will Cherry, Montana: 14.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 4.3 apg, 2.6 spg, 42.6% FG, 22.5% 3PT

    26. Carl Jones, St. Joseph’s: 17.0 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.1 spg, 41.2% FG, 37.0% 3PT

    27. Tamir Jackson, Rice: 13.9 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.3 spg, 42.3% FG, 35.3% 3PT

    28. Derek Needham, Fairfield: 14.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 4.5 apg, 1.4 spg, 35.7% FG, 30.9% 3PT

    29. Ronald Nored, Butler: 5.0 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.2 spg, 39.1% FG, 27.8% 3PT

    30. Joe Ragland, Wichita St.: 7.0 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 2.8 apg, 0.6 spg, 44.3% FG, 31.2% 3PT

     

    Top 5 Newcomers at Point Guard

    1. Darwin Davis, Xavier (Bloomington South H.S., Bloomington, Ind.)

    2. Will Cummings, Temple (Providence School—Jacksonville, Fla.)

    3. Michael Caffey, Long Beach St. (Centennial H.S.—Corona, Calif.)

    4. Jackson Aldridge, Butler (Australian Institute of Sport)

    5. Teddy Okereafor, VCU (Christchurch School—Christchurch, Va.)

     

Shooting Guard

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    OKLAHOMA CITY - MARCH 18:  CJ McCollum #3 of the Lehigh Mountain Hawks drives against the Kansas Jayhawks during the first round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Ford Center on March 18, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Ma
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    1. Orlando Johnson, UCSB: 21.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.2 spg, 47.5% FG, 40.5% 3PT

    2. C.J. McCollum, Lehigh: 21.8 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 2.1 apg, 2.5 spg, 39.9% FG, 31.5% 3PT

    3. Desmond Holloway, Coastal Carolina: 18.5 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.3 spg, 50.2% FG, 35.3% 3PT

    4. Kevin Foster, Santa Clara: 20.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.7 apg, 1.6 spg, 38.6% FG, 36.8% 3PT

    5. Brandon Burgess, VCU: 14.3 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.1 spg, 48.7% FG, 43.4% 3PT

    6. Ramone Moore, Temple: 15.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.2 spg, 44.7% FG, 38.3% 3PT

    7. Kent Bazemore, Old Dominion: 12.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.9 apg, 2.2 spg, 48.1% FG, 40.8% 3PT

    8. Matthew Dellavedova, St. Mary's: 13.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 5.3 apg, 1.2 spg, 41.8% FG, 37.1% 3PT

    9. Will Barton, Memphis: 12.3 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.5 spg, 42.8% FG, 26.5% 3PT

    10. Larry Anderson, Long Beach St.: 14.3 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.9 spg, 52.0% FG, 29.4% 3PT

    11. TyShawn Edmonson, Austin Peay: 17.1 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.8 spg, 42.3% FG, 36.9% 3PT

    12. Trey Zeigler, Central Michigan: 16.3 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.4 spg, 39.5% FG, 32.9% 3PT

    13. DeAndre Kane, Marshall: 15.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 3.4 apg, 0.9 spg, 42.8% FG, 31.8% 3PT

    14. Marcus Jordan, UCF: 15.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.3 apg, 0.8 spg, 40.6% FG, 33.3% 3PT

    15. Nemanja Mitrovic, Portland: 13.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.6 apg, 0.8 spg, 45.9% FG, 46.3% 3PT

    16. Mark Lyons, Xavier: 13.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.1 apg, 0.9 spg, 40.8% FG, 33.6% 3PT

    17. Ian Clark, Belmont: 12.2 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.2 spg, 48.1% FG, 42.9% 3PT

    18. Zane Johnson, Hawaii: 15.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.9 apg, 0.5 spg, 43.7% FG, 40.7% 3PT

    19. Chase Simon, Detroit: 13.5 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.3 spg, 42.3% FG, 34.2% 3PT

    20. Ryan Broekhoff, Valparaiso: 10.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.0 spg, 48.8% FG, 44.8% 3PT

    21. Toure Murry, Wichita St.: 9.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.2 spg, 40.7% FG, 28.3% 3PT

    22. Khalif Wyatt, Temple: 10.1 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.3 spg, 46.8% FG, 42.1% 3PT

    23. Anthony Marshall, UNLV: 9.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.3 spg, 47.1% FG, 20.3% 3PT

    24. Noruwa Agho, Columbia: 16.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 4.2 apg, 1.0 spg, 42.9% FG, 38.3% 3PT

    25. Chase Tapley, San Diego St.: 8.6 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.3 spg, 48.5% FG, 38% 3PT

    26. Christian Webster, Harvard: 13.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.0 spg, 43.5% FG, 39.3% 3PT

    27. Rashad Green, San Francisco: 12.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.1 spg, 44.7% FG, 31% 3PT

    28. Markeith Cummings, Kennesaw St.: 18.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.5 spg, 45.6% FG, 21.1% 3PT

    29. Colt Ryan, Evansville: 15.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.2 spg, 41.6% FG, 40.6% 3PT

    30. Scott Bamforth, Weber St.: 12.2 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.8 apg, 0.5 spg, 46.4% FG, 48.8% 3PT

     

    Top 5 Newcomers at Shooting Guard

    1. Gary Bell, Gonzaga (Kentridge H.S., Kent, Wash.)

    2. DeMarcus Harrison, BYU (Christ School, Greenwood, S.C.)

    3. LeAntwan Luckett, Alcorn St. (Ridgeland H.S., Ridgeland, Miss.)

    4. Tyler Brown, Illinois St. (Marshalltown Community College)

    5. Marcos Knight, MTSU (Chipola College)

Small Forward

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    TAMPA, FL - MARCH 17:  James Nunnally #21 of the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos looks to pass the ball against the Florida Gators during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at St. Pete Times Forum on March 17, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. F
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    1. Alex Young, IUPUI: 19.7 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.4 spg, 47.6% FG, 33.3% 3PT

    2. Dominique Morrison, Oral Roberts: 19.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.1 apg, 0.6 spg, 51.4% FG, 40.4% 3PT

    3. Kyle Weems, Missouri St.: 16.0 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.4 spg, 47.7% FG, 39.5% 3PT

    4. Kendall Timmons, Tulane: 17 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.9 spg, 44.4% FG, 39.3% 3PT

    5. Doug McDermott, Creighton: 14.9 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 1.2 apg, 0.3 spg, 52.5% FG, 40.5% 3PT

    6. Elias Harris, Gonzaga: 12.4 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.3 apg, 0.6 spg, 51.7% FG, 35.3% 3PT

    7. Chace Stanback, UNLV: 13.0 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.1 spg, 47.8% FG, 36.2% 3PT

    8. Robert Nyakundi, SMU: 14.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.0 spg, 48.1% FG, 49.7% 3PT

    9. James Nunnally, UCSB: 16.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.8 apg, 0.4 spg, 46.6% FG, 36.9% 3PT

    10. Wendell McKines, New Mexico St.: 10.7 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 3.1 apg, 0.6 spg, 48.2% FG, 37.2% 3PT (2009-'10 stats)

    11. Scootie Randall, Temple: 10.7 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.0 spg, 49.5% FG, 36.9% 3PT

    12. Wesley Witherspoon, Memphis: 9.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.1 spg, 48.8% FG, 40.0% 3PT

    13. Quinn McDowell, William & Mary: 15.5 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.1 apg, 0.5 spg, 47.5% FG, 45.5% 3PT

    14. Garlon Green, TCU: 12.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.0 apg, 0.6 spg, 48.4% FG, 47.6% 3PT

    15. Drew Viney, Loyola Marymount: 17.2 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.8 apg, 0.8 spg, 47.9% FG, 37.6% 3PT

    16. Ian Hummer, Princeton: 13.8 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.1 spg, 55.6% FG

    17. Ken Horton, Central Conn. St.: 19.5 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.4 apg, 49.2% FG, 37.6% 3PT

    18. Kevin Murphy, Tennessee Tech: 17 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.0 spg, 47.5% FG, 33.3% 3PT

    19. Eric Wise, Cal-Irvine: 16.2 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.6 apg, 0.8 spg, 44.9% FG, 28.6% 3PT

    20. Rakim Sanders, Fairfield: 11.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.0 spg, 40.3% FG, 31.5% 3PT (2009-'10 stats, Boston College)

    21. Khyle Marshall, Butler: 5.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 0.3 apg, 0.4 spg, 51.1% FG

    22. Steven Roundtree, Oral Roberts: 12.1 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.0 spg, 56.0% FG

    23. Sammie Givens, Drexel: 12.2 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 1.1 apg, 0.6 spg, 51.9% FG

    24. Demitrius Conger, St. Bonaventure: 10.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.1 apg, 0.7 spg, 48.4% FG, 40.4% 3PT

    25. Mamadou Seck, Southern Illinois: 10.8 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.0 spg, 49.3% FG

    26. Nick Minnerath, Detroit: 11.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.6 spg, 53.4% FG, 37.5% 3PT

    27. B.J. Monteiro, Duquesne: 11.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.3 apg, 0.9 spg, 1.2 bpg, 46.4% FG, 34.6% 3PT

    28. Nikola Malesevic, Rhode Island: 10.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.9 spg, 51.0% FG, 45.8% 3PT

    29. Chris Johnson, Dayton: 11.9 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.6 apg, 0.9 spg, 40.4% FG, 37.9% 3PT

    30. Julian Boyd, Long Island: 13.0 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.0 spg, 51.8% FG, 29.4% 3PT

     

    Top 5 Newcomers at Small Forward

    1. Adonis Thomas, Memphis (Melrose H.S., Memphis, Tenn.)

    2. Dezmine Wells, Xavier (Hargrave Military Academy)

    3. Wesley Saunders, Harvard (Windward School, Los Angeles, Calif.)

    4. Roosevelt Jones, Butler (O'Fallon Township H.S., O'Fallon, Ill.)

    5. Jarion Henry, New Mexico (Kimball H.S.—Dallas, TX)

Power Forward

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    BRIDGEPORT, CT - MARCH 07:  Michael Glover #1 of the Iona Gaels looks on dejected late in the second half against the St. Peter's Peacocks during the final of the MAAC men's conference basketball tournment at Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard on March 7,
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    1. Andrew Nicholson, St. Bonaventure: 20.8 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.5 bpg, 57.1% FG

    2. Mike Glover, Iona: 18.4 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.8 spg, 0.9 bpg, 61% FG

    3. Drew Gordon, New Mexico: 13.0 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 1.3 bpg, 52.7% FG

    4. Arsalan Kazemi, Rice: 15.2 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.2 spg, 0.8 bpg, 52.5% FG

    5. Dario Hunt, Nevada: 12.4 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 1.7 bpg, 50.9% FG

    6. Keith Wright, Harvard: 14.8 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 1.5 apg, 0.8 spg, 1.8 bpg, 58.4% FG

    7. Jarrod Jones, Ball St.: 14.7 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 1.2 apg, 0.8 spg, 0.7 bpg, 50.7% FG

    8. Cameron Moore, UAB: 14.0 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.7 spg, 1.5 bpg, 47.2% FG, 33.3% 3PT

    9. Julian Mavunga, Miami Ohio: 14.8 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 3.0 apg, 45.1% FG, 33.3% 3PT

    10. Justin Greene, Kent St.: 15.4 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.1 spg, 1.4 bpg, 47.8% FG

    11. Ryan Pearson, George Mason: 14.2 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.2 apg, 0.9 spg, 0.6 bpg, 51.1% FG, 40.0% 3PT

    12. Keith Clanton, UCF: 14.2 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.0 spg, 1.8 bpg, 52.9% FG, 37.5% 3PT

    13. Rob Jones, St. Mary's: 13.8 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.1 spg, 46.4% FG, 33.1% 3PT

    14. Brandon Davies, BYU: 11.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 1.5 apg, 0.7 spg, 0.9 bpg, 52.5% FG

    15. Tarik Black, Memphis: 9.1 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 0.8 spg, 1.6 bpg, 52.8% FG

    16. T.J. Robinson, Long Beach St.: 13.6 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 1.0 apg, 50% FG

    17. Mark Trasolini, Santa Clara: 12.8 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.9 bpg, 52.3% FG, 31% 3PT

    18. Greg Mangano, Yale: 16.3 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 3.0 bpg, 48.4% FG, 36.6% 3PT

    19. Olek Czyz, Nevada: 12.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.3 apg, 52.9% FG, 45.0% 3PT

    20. Darrius Morrow, ECU: 13.0 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.8 bpg, 50.9% FG

    21. Mick Hedgepeth, Belmont: 10.8 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 54% FG, 46.2% 3PT

    22. Ivo Baltic, Ohio: 11.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.1 apg, 0.7 spg, 53.5% FG

    23. Tyler Olander, Fairfield: 10.4 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.1 apg, 2.1 bpg, 53.2% FG

    24. Perris Blackwell, San Francisco: 10.7 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 0.9 apg, 55.9% FG

    25. Nikola Cvetinovic, Akron: 11.7 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.1 spg, 45.3% FG

    26. C.J. Aiken, St. Joe's: 7.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.5 bpg, 45.6% FG, 29.3% 3PT

    27. Rhalir Jefferson, Temple: 5.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.0 spg, 0.9 bpg, 52.2% FG

    28. Mike Morrison, George Mason: 6.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.2 bpg, 56.2% FG

    29. Kyle O'Quinn, Norfolk St.: 16.4 ppg, 11.1 rpg, 1.0 apg, 3.4 bpg, 55.6% FG

    30. Trent Wiedeman, Charleston: 8.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.1 apg, 0.8 spg, 1.1 bpg, 62.1% FG

     

    Top 5 Newcomers at Power Forward

    1. Keith DeWitt, Southern Miss (Chipola College)

    2. Robert Goff, Marshall (Hutchinson Community College)

    3. TaShawn Thomas, Houston (Killeen H.S., Killeen, Tex.)

    4. Cannen Cunningham, Southern Methodist (Lamar H.S., Arlington, Tex.)

    5. Jalen Reynolds, Xavier (Stevenson H.S., Livonia, Mich.)

Center

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    LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 07:  Robert Sacre #00 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs celebrates late in the team's 75-63 victory over the Saint Mary's Gaels in the championship game of the Zappos.com West Coast Conference Basketball tournament at the Orleans Arena March 7
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    1. Robert Sacre, Gonzaga: 12.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.1 apg, 0.8 spg, 1.9 bpg, 48.8% FG

    2. Kenny Frease, Xavier: 11.7 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.2 apg, 0.8 bpg, 54.9% FG

    3. Augustin Rubit, South Alabama: 13.1 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 0.9 apg, 1.1 bpg, 55.9% FG

    4. Eli Holman, Detroit: 11.8 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.9 apg, 1.6 bpg, 60.7% FG

    5. Gregory Enchenique, Creighton: 10.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 0.8 apg, 1.8 bpg, 60.9% FG

    6. Mike Muscala, Bucknell: 14.9 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.4 apg, 2.0 bpg, 51.7% FG

    7. Andrew Smith, Butler: 8.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 0.7 spg, 59.3% FG

    8. Vander Joaquim, Hawaii: 9.5 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 1.2 bpg, 51.8% FG

    9. Damen Bell-Holter, Oral Roberts: 13.3 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.4 bpg, 51.1% FG, 38.2% 3PT

    10. Zeke Marshall, Akron: 8.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 0.8 apg, 2.6 bpg, 50.4% FG

    11. Garrett Stutz, Wichita St.: 7.2 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.0 apg, 0.8 bpg, 53.6% FG

    12. Scott Saunders, Belmont: 9.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.1 bpg, 51.1% FG

    13. Alec Brown, Wisc Green Bay: 10.2 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.1 bpg, 48.9% FG

    14. Kyle Barone, Idaho: 10.5 ppg, 5.8 apg, 1.0 apg, 0.8 bpg, 61.1% FG

    15. Michael Eric, Temple: 7.1 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.6 bpg, 49.0% FG

    16. Sam Dower, Gonzaga: 7.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 0.7 bpg, 57.5% FG

    17. Alex Kirk, New Mexico: 4.7 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 0.6 bpg, 47.1% FG, 27.8% 3PT

    18. Antwan Carter, Longwood: 18.2 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 1.6 apg, 0.9 spg, 0.7 bpg, 57.2% FG

    19. William Mosley, Northwestern St.: 7.9 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.2 spg, 4.9 bpg, 63.4% FG

    20. Hamidu Rahman, New Mexico St.: 7.2 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 48.6% FG

    21. Josh Benson, Dayton: 5.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 54.8% FG

    22. John Bohannon, UTEP: 5.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.0 bpg, 51.9% FG

    23. Nigel Spikes, Marshall: 5.1 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.0 bpg, 55.4% FG

    24. D.J. Haley, VCU: 1.1 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 54.5% FG

    25. Isaac Butts, Appalachian St.: 8.5 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.9 bpg, 60.2% FG (2009-'10 stats)

    26. Myles Walker, Indiana St.: 6.5 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 0.9 bpg, 45.5% FG

    27. Justin Manns, Kent St.: 4.8 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.2 bpg, 58.9% FG

    28. Brice Massamba, UNLV: 3.6 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 59.7% FG

    29. Seth VanDeest, Drake: 8.8 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.5 apg, 0.6 bpg, 52.5% FG

    30. Will Donahue, Cal Poly: 8.4 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 1.5 apg, 45.4% FG

     

    Top 5 Newcomers at Center

    1. Adjehi Baru, Charleston (The Steward School, Richmond, Va.)

    2. Michael Chandler, UCF (Lawrence North H.S., Indianapolis, Ind.)

    3. Erik Copes, George Mason (Imhotep Charter H.S., Philadelphia, Penn.)

    4. Carl Hall, Wichita St. (Northwest Florida State College)

    5. Stan Simpson, Memphis (John A. Logan Community College)

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