Miss. St. vs. Houston
I watched this whole game. Mainly because I wanted to scout Aubrey Coleman as well as see how Varnado would play.
Jarvis Varnado (Miss. St.) He didn't show anything special, just what I expected. A very solid defender in the post. He just doesn't have any real offensive moves. He is a very poor shooter. He shoots bricks from the free throw line too. I don't see why an NBA team would take him in the 1st round honestly. He would be a solid mid-2nd round pick in my opinion. He doesn't have enough upside to warrant being selected in the 1st round. He had 13 points, 17 rebounds, & 5 blocks this game. He didn't shoot well though. He was by far the biggest (longest/quickest) post player in this game.
Aubrey Coleman (Houston) Very physical scoring combo guard in my eyes. He showed really good strength. He actually plays well above average defense. Good shooter but not great, he takes a lot of bad shots. Pretty good athlete too but not spectacular. He is good at taking it to the basket & drawing fouls. He is a senior so he doesn't have much upside. Pretty much what you see is what you are going to get. I would project him to be a mid to late 2nd round pick in the upcoming draft. Aubrey had 28 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, & 0 turnovers which is an impressive stat line. I don't see him being a pure PG in the nba. He is a little short to play SG. Could be a good combo guard to bring off the bench providing a scoring punch as well as a little bit of everything else including strong defense. Keep in mind prior to this game Coleman was averaging 27 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals for the season. Coleman has done that against pretty good competition too.
Barry Stewart made the game winning layup for Miss. St.. Aubrey Coleman missed a midrange jumper (forced, bad shot) with 14 seconds left which would've tied the game.
Miss. St. 70 Houston 64
Very solid win for Miss. St. If only they had Renardo Sidney, man this team would be a true threat come tournament time.
What about Ravern Johnson? I watched him play in HS and I some last year and I think he's one of the best shooters in college basketball. How'd he play?
they can have a freakishly good team when sidney returns:
off the bench: Kodi Augustus, Phil Turner, and the project-John Riek