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December 7th

Freshman City Slicker

Player of the Week

Zach Norvell – G – Gonzaga

Zach NorvellZach NorvellThe 6-foot-5 redshirt freshman guard is beginning to see increased minutes and production. The Chicago product began his week by getting 28 minutes in a convincing win against Incarnate Word, scoring 17 on 7-10 shooting and adding 4 rebounds and 5 assists.

December 5th

Back on Track

Player of the Week

Devonte Graham – PG, Kansas

December 4th

Buckeye Latecomer

Player of the Week

Keita Bates Diop, Ohio State

December 1st

Golden Eye

Player of the Week

Markus Howard, G, Sophomore, Marquette Golden Eagles

Markus HowardMarkus HowardFor the second straight week, a Golden Eagle shows up on the blog for all the right reasons. Marquette had the conference’s top offense last season and led the nation in three-point shooting. Their leader in threes last season, who hit an amazing 55% on the season (82-of-150) was Howard and he is picking up right where he left off.

Another Duke Title: In the Bag?

Player of the Week

Marvin Bagley III, Duke

Marvin BagleyMarvin BagleyThe PK80 exceeded expectations, featuring sixteen of the nation's top teams. And it was apparent that one player shined brighter than the rest. Bagley's spectacular effort propelled Duke to dramatic come back wins over both Texas and Florida. When his team was in need of stops and buckets, they called on their stud freshman, and he delivered.

November 29th

Will Power

Player of the Week

Johnathan Williams – F – Gonzaga

Johnathan Williams IIIJohnathan Williams IIIGonzaga's senior leader, Williams has been at the center of the team's success early this season. Against Ohio State, he made 8 of 10 shots to score 21 points to go along with 5 boards.

November 28th

Army of One

Let’s address the elephant in the room immediately: Alabama did indeed play with three players for the final 11 minutes of their game against Minnesota following their entire bench getting ejected, Dazon Ingram fouling out, and John Petty getting injured. The Crimson Tide indeed outscored the Golden Gophers from that point on and cut in to their lead to fall just short 89-84, after closing the lead to 3.

Sometimes I Dream...

Player of the Week

Trae Young

Trae Young / Photo Eric EvansTrae Young / Photo Eric EvansOklahoma freshman Trae Young put up video game numbers this week for Oklahoma. He averaged 34.7 points per game in the PK80 tournament. The 6’2” point guard put up 28 points, 33 points, and 43 points in games against Arkansas, Portland, and Oregon respectively.

November 26th

In the 40 Club

Player of the Week

Tra Holder, Guard, Arizona State

Reigning in the Bahamas

Player of the Week

Mikal Bridges, F, Junior, Villanova Wildcats

Mikal BridgesMikal BridgesVillanova is sitting at 6-0 early in the season, they just defeated Northern Iowa to win the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament Title, and they are expected to move up from their No. 5 ranking with Arizona losing twice in two days. A huge part of their success has been junior forward and NBA hopeful Mikal Bridges.