Before I begin this week’s mid major blog, there are two mid major players that deserve some recognition. With the 2016 Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 candidates being announced, senior forward Alec Peters of Valparaiso and junior guard Nigel Williams Goss of Gonzaga have been named finalists. Both players are having spectacular seasons for their respective schools and conferences. Peters is averaging 23.8 points per game, 10.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game, while he is shooting 45 percent from the field and 92 percent from the free throw line.
Player of the Week
Marcus Keene, G, Junior, Central Michigan Chippewas
Jimmer Fredette. Buddy Hield. Carmelo Anthony. Steph Curry. All some of the best college basketball players of the last two decades in many categories. There was one thing that all of them could not accomplish: average 30 points per game by the end of the season.