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Duck Dynasty

Player of the Week

Jason Calliste, Oregon

Jason CallisteJason CallisteThe senior transfer from Detroit Mercy has been a solid backcourt player for the Ducks this season. He’s also given the team a veteran presence coming off the bench. His efficiency coming off the bench has been a huge addition for this already high-powered offense. In the Ducks overtime win Saturday over BYU he posted 31 points with three rebounds, two assists and two steals. He shot .538 percent from the field (7-11) and also picked up 12 points from downtown, shooting 4-7 from behind the arc on the night. The majority of his points came from the free-throw line however, as he sunk all 11 of his attempts from the stripe.

Calliste makes the most out of his minutes on the court, his shooting percentages are outstanding. He is currently sporting a .525 field-goal percentage, .594 3-point percentage (2nd in conference) and a .917 free-throw percentage (1st in conference) on the season. He’s averaging 12.5 points per game and figures to be a solid contributor coming off the bench for the Oregon squad with conference play looming in the distance.

Who’s Hot

Chasson Randle, Stanford

Randle was huge for the Cardinal in their upset win over #10 UConn. He led all players, scoring 22 points along with five rebounds and two assists. He knocked down four 3-pointers on the night and shot .500 (8-16) from the field. In the teams following game against Michigan he led all players for a second straight game with 18 points. 10 of his points came from the free-throw line in the game as he was aggressive to the basket throughout. Randle played all 40 minutes in both games.

He’s averaging 18.5 points per game, good for 8th in the conference and is providing consistent shooting for Stanford with a .511 field-goal percentage for the season.

Jermaine Marshall, Arizona State

The transfer from Penn State has fit in well on a team that already had Jahii Carson and Jordan Bachynski. In Saturday’s win against Texas Tech, Marshall dropped 27 points and also added six rebounds and two assists. He shot .625 from the field and .700 (7-10) from 3-point land during the game.

Marshall gets in good position with Carson being the primary ball-handler for the Sun Devils and is a confident shooter when he gets the ball in his hands. He especially jacks up a lot of 3-point shots, averaging 6.1 3-point attempts per game (.479 3-point %). Having to take on a lesser role then recent seasons with Penn State has been beneficial for Marshall. His current field-goal percentage is at 52 percent.

Who’s Not

Andrew Andrews, Washington

Andrews’ scoring output has diminished over the past week. He’s averaging 12.1 points per game, but was unable to score more than eight points in the Huskies last two games. He only managed to sink four shots over the course of the week and shot a brutal .259 from the field. Andrews is going to have to get back on track if Washington wants to be competitive during conference play.

Anthony Brown, Stanford

This little slump is most likely just a bump in the road for Brown because otherwise he has been a pretty consistent scorer all season. In Stanford’s win over #10 UConn he scored only five points on 2-8 shooting from the field. In the game against Michigan, foul trouble hampered his ability to produce more. He ended with just seven points, but shot 50 percent from the field and added five rebounds.

Brown is averaging 14.5 points per game on the season so it’s rare to see little scoring from him like this. The low contribution could be related to the team facing two tough opponents, so look for Brown to bounce back in the team’s upcoming game against Cal Poly.

Top 5 Double-Doublers

1. Jordan Bachynski, Arizona State

Bachynski leads the conference with eight double-doubles on the season. He continues to improve and is a key cog in the Sun Devil lineup each game. He’s averaging close to a double-double on the year with 12.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game (2nd in conference). His efficiency on offense is what really stands out with a field-goal percentage of 66 percent, ranking him second in the conference. Bachynski also has recorded one triple-double this season.

2. Kyle Anderson, UCLA

The sophomore guard is a multi-dimensional player when he’s on the floor for the Bruins. He controls the game at his own pace when the ball is in his hands and is a great passer. Anderson is averaging 14.7 points, 8.9 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game. His shot has improved and he is more confident taking shots then he was in the past. Anderson’s six double-doubles rank him second in the conference and he has recorded one triple-double on the season as well.

3. Jordan Loveridge, Utah

Loveridge continues to improve with each game that goes by. In the Utes last game against Texas State he recorded his fifth double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds. He’s averaging 17.3 points and 9.5 rebounds per game on the season. His 9.5 rebounds per game have him ranked third in the conference.

4. Josh Scott, Colorado

Scott has good ability to get the ball in the basket around the rim. He is also great at getting to the line and converting, shooting .811 from the free-throw line. In the Buffs lose to #7 Oklahoma State he recorded his fifth double-double of the season tying him for third in the conference with Loveridge. The sophomore is averaging 13.0 points and 8.9 rebounds per game, his average rebounds per game are good for fifth in the conference.

5. Devon Collier, Oregon State

Collier is an athletic forward that runs the floor well in transition. He’s averaging 18.7 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. The senior is taking efficient shots around the rim and his .654 field-goal percentage is ranked second in the conference. Collier played well in the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii and recorded his fifth double-double of the season in the Beavers lose to Hawaii in the final game of the tournament.