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Archive - Nov 28, 2011

Gophers lose Trevor Mbakwe for season

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Player of the Week

Maalik Wayns PG, Villanova

Maalik WaynsMaalik WaynsMan does he look quick. Wayns has been impossible to keep out of the paint, using that quick first step off the dribble and rock solid strength at the rim. It's amazing to think that a 6'1 guard can score 29 points on only 1 three point make, but that's what Wayns did in a loss to St. Louis (thanks to his team's inability to defend the 3). His ability to change direction on the dime with speed in the open floor will allow him to succeed as a change of pace guard at the next level. If he raises his percentage from downtown and increases his range, Wayns would be a threat to crack the lottery.

He's averaging 22 points, 5 assists and 4.5 rebounds as a junior, and should be considered a viable candidate for Big East Player of the Year.

Heatin' up

Jason Clark, G, Georgetown

26 and 28 points back to back. 10 for his last 14 from downtown. The rim must look like a hula hoop to Clark.

Gerard Coleman SG, Providence

He scored 20 in consecutive games. I'd say that's noteworthy considering he's coming off the bench. He also attempted 18 free throws against Southern U. Pretty impressive.

Herb Pope PF Seton Hall

Pope's been on a tear this year, going for 32 and 9, (2-2 from 3), and 17 and 10 this week. He looks lighter on his feet around the rim, and has shown he's capable of scoring outside the paint. He's averaging 21 points and 11 rebounds, all-star numbers for the big fella.

Kevin Jones PF West Virginia

29 and 13, followed by 23 and 10. Again, when those 3s and midrange jumpers are falling, Jones looks the part of an NBA player. The rebounding numbers are even more promising.

Brandon Young PG, DePaul, Cleveland Melvin SF, DePaul

The sophomore duo has been lighting it up. 24 and 23 points respectively this week for Young, 25 and 20 for Melvin. If he keeps putting up numbers, Melvin could generate some buzz based off his ideal length and athleticism for a 3.

NCAA Power 16 Rankings

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 4:59am