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December 7th

Pac Ten Blog

Player of the Week

SEC Blog

Player of the Week

December 5th

Big Ten Blog

Players of the Week

December 3rd

ACC Blog

By Tyler Ingle

Player of the Week

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie IrvingKyrie IrvingIrving has not had any trouble adjusting to the college level. He's maintained the same leadership and defensive intensity qualities that made him the top point guard in his high school class. The freshman is already leading the ACC in assists (5.6) and he's been efficient about it (2.3 A/TO ratio). He's also been a hound on defense, showing great intensity and a commitment to shutting his man down. Irving is making open shots (52.2% from the field, 44% behind the arc) and hitting his free throws (88.1%). This week, he torched the 6th ranked Michigan State Spartans with 31 points on 8-12 shooting. This performance against one of the very best teams in the nation shows that Irving (while consistent) is not timid or afraid of stepping up for his team. He's been a great addition for the defending national champions, and will certainly be in the discussion for ACC Freshman of the Year.

Hot

Jordan Williams

Maryland center Jordan Williams is coming off a very promising freshman season, in which he averaged about 10 points and 9 rebounds. Expectations on him were high after Maryland lost their senior trifecta of Vasquez, Milbourne and Hayes. Eight games into the season, and Williams hasn’t disappointed in the slightest. Listed at 6’10” and 260 lbs, Williams utilizes his size very well to establish deep post position. He then uses his footwork to get close to the basket where he converts at a very high clip (57%). He’s rather adapt at drawing contact, but like a lot of young bigs, has some trouble capitalizing on these opportunities (52.5% from the stripe). This week, Williams averaged 19.5 points and 12 rebounds a game. If he can keep this up, he’ll be a force to be reckoned with come January.

December 2nd

Big East Blog

Big East Blog 12/3
There's been a lot of talk lately about how improved the Big Ten looks, however it was the Big East that has quietly won six of the opening tournaments heading into December. Looks like another year, another deep conference for the Big East...

(Player of the Week) Hot Player: Kemba Walker

December 1st

SEC Blog

Player of the Week

Terrence JonesTerrence JonesTerrence Jones, Kentucky

A sweltering hot gym, earthquake and recruiting "controversy" stood in his path, but Jones never broke stride. His limitless potential was on display from the opening tip of the Maui Invitational, as he splashed on the scene filling up the stat sheets and earning All-Tournament team honors. Jones averaged 23 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks over the three games, leading his team to a runner-up finish. He shot 54% from the floor (22/41), and got to the free throw stripe 32 times connecting on 21 (66%, up from 33% in the opening two games). His perimeter stroke was in full flight in the championship against Connecticut, hitting all 4 three-point attempts and 8/9 free throws, albeit in a losing effort. He played under control for the most part, committing only four turnovers in the tournament. If he can consistently produce this level of performance during his freshman campaign- look out basketball world. Finesse on the perimeter and aggressiveness on the interior, he can do it all.

November 30th

Pac-Ten Blog

Player of the Week

November 28th

Big Ten Blog

Player of the Week: Jon Leuer

November 21st

Big 10 Blog

Player of the Week: Trevor Mbakwe