Archive - Dec 5, 2011

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Player of the Week

Darius Johnson Odom

Darius Johnson-OdomDarius Johnson-OdomHe's simply been the man for one of most dangerous teams in the country. DJO scored a season low and a team high 17 points in a bold win at Wisconsin, knocking down big-time shots in baller fashion. Johnson-Odom showed off his pretty step back jumper, an attractive asset to have when it comes to evaluating prospects. His ability to score off the dribble and excel as a spot up shooter help offset some of the concerns over his size and lack of position. He's been a model of consistency, averaging 19.8 points on 57% shooting from the floor and 46% from downtown. With Marquette quietly playing some of the best ball in the country, DJO should see a rise in national press as one of the more gifted seniors in the game.

Heatin' Up

Mouphtaou Yarou F/C, Villanova

21 and 11 against Penn, 19 and 7 against Santa Clara. Key Stat: 19 free throw attempts between both games. Good sign of improvement.

Ryan Boatright PG, UConn

Boatright was the difference maker in Connecticut's win over Arkansas, finishing with 23 points, 6 assists and 5 boards. Boatright made plays as a facilitator in the half court and in transition, and proved effective splitting the D and shooting from outside.

Hollis Thompson SF, Georgetown

Thompson drilled a 3 off a dribble-handoff from 25 feet out to beat Alabama. He's averaging 17 a game over his last 3, shooting 10-17 (58%) from downtown. Thompson's range and stroke to go along with his ideal length for a 3 make him a compelling prospect.

NCAA Daily Links

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 9:00am

December 5, 2011

Welcome to this Monday version of NCAA Daily. Hope that everyone had a great weekend and had a chance to watch some basketball! There were a number of great games this weekend and the marquee match-up definitely did not disappoint. Let's start the Daily:

The Block against UNC is a signature moment for Kentucky

NCAA Power 16 Rankings

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 8:31am