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10 College Basketball Players Who Deserve National Attention
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10 College Basketball Players Who Deserve National Attention

 

Jaylen Adams; Sr, 6’2” Point Guard, St. Bonaventure Bonnies

Last season stats: 20.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 42% fg, 36% 3pt, 82.1% ft

*He has not played this season due to an injured ankle

-High basketball IQ
-Good shooter
-Nice court vision
-Good pick & roll player
-Solid decision maker

Adams led the Atlantic 10 in assist average and was second in steals last season. He was a first team All-Conference last year to cap off a great season.

 

 

Garrison Matthews; Jr, 6’5” Shooting Guard, Lipscomb Bison

Current stats: 20.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, 46% fg, 44% 3pt, 72% ft

-Pure shooter
-3pt range
-Deceptive off the dribble
-Good size & strength

Matthews led the Atlantic Sun in free throws made and attempted last season. Off to a great start this season, he’s leading the conference in scoring.

 

 

Tyler Hall; Jr, 6’4”, Shooting Guard, Montana St Bobcats

Season stats: 21.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 51% fg, 48% 3pt, 91% ft

-Knock down shooter
-Good mid range game
-Can score off the dribble
-Attacks the basket
-Scorer’s mentality

Hall finished in the Top 10 of the Big Sky Conference in 3-Point field goals made, attempted, free throws made, attempted, total points and points per game average.

 

 

Chris Clemons; Jr, 5’9” Point Guard, Campbell Fighting Camels

Season stats: 22.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4 assists, 41% fg, 90% ft

-Prolific scorer
-Very quick
-Great penetration and finishing ability
-High riser despite size
-Good ball handling skills

Clemons led the Big South in free throws made, attempted and percentage last season.

 

 

Chima Moneke; Sr, 6’6”, Guard/Forward, UC Davis Aggies

Season stats: 21.8 points, 11.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals, 47% fg, 36% 3pt, 65% ft

-Versatile scorer
-High level rebounder
-Efficient 3pt shooter
-Underrated ball handler
-Solid defender

Chima led the Big West in field goal percentage, first in free throws attempted and second in free throws made last season.

 

 

Joe Chealey; Sr, 6’3” Guard, Charleston Cougars

Season stats: 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 35% fg, 33% 3pt, 78% ft

-Consistently gets to the basket
-Good finisher
-Rebounds well at position
-Nice ability to find others
-Very versatile overall game

Chealey finished in the Top 10 of the Colonial Athletic Association in just about every major offensive category last season.

 

 

Thomas Wilder; Sr, 6’3” Guard, Western Michigan Broncos

Season stats: 19 points, 3 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 48% fg, 79% ft

-Above average shooter
-Excels at attacking the basket
-Gets to the free throw line
-Underrated playmaker
-Plays passing lanes well

Wilder finished eighth in assist and second in steals in the Mid-Atlantic Conference last season.

 

 

Alize Johnson; Sr, 6’9” Power Forward, Missouri St Bears

Season stats: 13 points, 10 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 40% fg, 76% ft

-Attacks the rim with bad intentions
-Good mid range shooter
-Tremendous rebounder
-Defensive ability
-Above average athleticism

Johnson led the Missouri Valley Conference in total rebounds and rebound per game last season.

 

 

Zach Thomas; Sr, 6’7” Small Forward, Bucknell Bison

Season stats: 24.1 points, 10 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 45% fg, 43% 3pt, 77% ft

-Very versatile game
-Good shooter
-Sneaky off the dribble
-Crafty passer
-Rebounds well

Thomas finished second in free throw percentage, first in rebounds per game and third in points per game.

 

 

Mike Daum; Jr, 6’9” Power Forward, South Dakota St Jackrabbits

Season stats: 20.1 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 43% fg, 37% 3pt, 80% ft

-Very good shooter
-3 point range
-Solid inside scorer
-Good footwork
-Solid rebounder

Daum was the Summit League Player of the Year last season. He led the league in field goals made, attempted, free throws made, attempted, total points and points per game.

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