Archive - Jan 16, 2011

Syracuse's Joseph staying home

USA Today
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Player of the Week

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Gibbs' Panthers finished the week 2-0 with impressive wins over Marquette and Georgetown. Scoring 19 and 22 points respectively, Gibbs nailed 10 three pointers in his past two games, raising his percentage from behind the arch to a remarkable 46%. Without a true point guard to log big minutes, Gibbs has done a nice job of getting his teammates involved, dishing out 5 assists in the win over the Golden Eagles. Scoring double digits in all but two games this season, Gibbs has become the Rodney Dangerfield of the Big East. The best player in one of the top programs in the country, I expect Gibbs' name to become a reoccurring one on the national scene as conference play gets under way.

Feelin It'

Alex Oriakhi - He put up 10 points and 21 rebounds in a win over Texas, and followed with 17 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks against Rutgers. Maybe he's figuring it out?

Casey Mitchell - West Virginia's Casey Mitchell scored 28 in a win over Georgetown, and has hit 13 of his last 26 from downtown.

Notre Dame's Ben Hansbrough scored a season high 26 points in a win over Rutgers.

Cal's Bak Bak survives as child to play as adult

San Francisco Chronicle

Hoophall Classic: Scouting Saturday's Top Players

Sun, 01/16/2011 - 9:29am

By Michael Lemaire

The Spalding Hoophall Classic had a lot of talent on display Saturday. Here's a roundup of the top players.

F/C Kevin Johnson, 6'10'', 240 pounds, 2011, Taft (Ca.), Uncommitted