Archive - Dec 2018 - Blog entry


December 27th

Rak 'Um

Player of the Week

Nick Rakocevic, USC

December 26th

Strus Relief

Player of the Week

Max Strus, Senior, G, DePaul Blue Demons

Max StrusMax StrusIt’s been quite a senior sendoff for the 6-6 guard from Hickory Hills, Illinois. Last Friday’s performance against UIC made it quite clear that he is going to be tough to stop this season.

December 25th

On the Mark

Player of the Week

Markell Johnson, NC State

Markell JohnsonMarkell JohnsonAs the engine for one of the country’s most explosive offenses, NC State’s Markell Johnson delivered a career high 27 points against a top-ten Auburn team. Along with the spectacular offensive performance, which included 5 made three-point attempts, the junior added 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals.

December 22nd

Cool Cat

For those of you jumping on the college hoops train with this break for bowl season, there’s a lot to talk about. SEC? Pretty good. Tennessee has been better than expected, and they were a top-five team heading into the preseason. Crazy to think a co-champion of the SEC returning all it’s players from a year ago made them…better. But seriously, Auburn is as good as advertised. Mississippi State is 11-1 and ranked in the AP poll. My pick to win the SEC, Kentucky? Eh.

December 21st

At Home in the Mecca

Player of the Week

Jarrett Culver

December 20th

Bey Watch

Pac-12 Player of the Week

Tyler Bey, Colorado

Tyler BeyTyler BeyThe sophomore forward has led the Buffaloes to six straight wins with the help of playmaking teammate McKinley Wright IV, who is second in the Pac-12 in assists with six per game. On December 8th vs. UIC, Bey scored 15 points and grabbed 15 rebounds on an efficient 6-9 shooting. He also played well on the defensive side recording two steals.

December 17th

Pride of a Nation

Player of the Week

Rui Hachimura, Junior, F, Gonzaga Bulldogs

Rui HachimuraRui HachimuraWho doesn’t love some Rui, "pronounced Ru-E"? Hachimura has been the best "mid-major" college player this season to date. A model of consistency, Hachimura has scored 17 or more points in every game this season, reaching seven out of eleven with at least 20 points and opened the season with 33 points.

Sure Shot

Player of the Week

Cameron Johnson, North Carolina

December 15th

I Can See for Myles & Myles

Players of the Week

The Myles’

Myles Cale and Myles Powell

Myles Cale and Myles PowellMyles Cale and Myles PowellThe Seton Hall Pirates had lost a lot of talent from 2017-2018 and were sitting middle of the pack on Saturday when they took on Kentucky in the Citi Hoops Classic in the Garden. Thanks to the heroics and stellar play of two players, Seton Hall got an 84-83 win over the No. 9 ranked Wildcats.

December 14th

Super Bol!

Player of the Week