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Mid Major Plus Blog | Michael Visenberg

Mon, 02/03/2014
We are at the halfway point of the college basketball season, with conference play well underway. Every year, there are a few "Cinderella" teams from outside of the major conferences that show they can play at a very high level. It is also common knowledge that hidden in these "Mid-...
Sat, 03/09/2013
Player of the Week Doug McDermott, Creighton BlueJays Doug McDermottMcDermott had a very productive week for the Blue Jays as they put together a very solid week to win the regular season championship. McDermott scored a game high 32 points (12-18 from the field & 3-5 from behind the arc) to...
Mon, 03/04/2013
Player of the Week Kendall Williams, New Mexico Lobos Kendall WilliamsThe 6’4” Junior guard had a huge offensive explosion, going for 46 points against Colorado State hitting 12-16 from the field (10-13 3FG, 12-17 FT). William's junior season has been very efficient as he’s...
Fri, 02/22/2013
Player of the Week Nate Wolters, South Dakota State Jackrabbits Nate WoltersThe 6’3” Guard broke out for a season high 53 point game vs. IUPUI on February 8th (more than any player over the past four seasons, since Jodie Meeks dropped 54 on Tennessee in 2008-09) and has put together a...
Fri, 02/01/2013
Player of the Week Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga Bulldogs Kelly OlynykThe legit 7 footer is having a terrific season and this week was no different as he had 26 points and 9 rebounds against BYU. The big man is averaging 18ppg on 66% shooting in only 25mpg. Olynyk is also ranked among the top 5 in NCAA...
Sat, 01/26/2013
Co-Players of the Week Mike Muscala, Bucknell Bison Mike MuscalaMuscala is having a very good senior season for the Bucknell Bison. He’s probably the most consistent player in the country right now. Last week he led his Bison to a victory over Colgate, by scoring 25 points, grabbing 10...
Sun, 01/13/2013
Player of the Week Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga Bulldogs Kelly OlynykThe 7 foot Junior center, resembles a Grateful Dead (Dead Head) more than he does a standout basketball player. He has transformed his basketball career going from a bench warmer over the last couple of years to a solid contributor and...
Sat, 12/22/2012
Preface: Basketball outside of the Power Six Conferences is very strong this year with some players that are making a lot of contributions and living up to some high expectations. These players are demonstrating consistency that many and most of the standout players in the Power Six Conferences...
Thu, 12/13/2012
Player of the Week Anthony BennettAnthony Bennett, UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Bennett was previously featured in last week’s Top 5 PER’s in Mid Major basketball where he ranked 8th nationally. It's apparent that he’s been catching the eyes of NBA scouts as he's climbed to 15th on...
Mon, 12/03/2012
Player of the Week CJ McCollum, Lehigh CJ McCollumIt shouldn't be a surprise to see McCollum named player of the week for mid majors; he logged 23 points in 24 minutes versus Fairleigh Dickinson and 30 points against Quinnipiac including 14 straight points to spark an early run. The 30 point...