Tommy Brenton, Stony Brook, R-Sr., F, 6’5” 230
2011-12 stats: 7.8 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 113.7 ORtg, 3.4 APG, 1.7 SPG
“The Bill Laimbeer of America East basketball,” as Albany head coach Will Brown likes to say, Brenton is THE enforcer in the league. Arguably the toughest and most physical player – and certainly the most hated among opposing players and fans – Brenton plays balls-out for 40 minutes a game. He’s big, strong, fast, extremely athletic, a terror on the glass and a tornado on defense. Did we mention he’s physical? Brenton has spent his first three seasons of eligibility doing all of the little things for the Seawolves, while doing it all on the defensive end, glass, and running the offense. Now the Seawolves need the point/power forward to step it up and score; with good footwork and several low-post moves, he has the ability, he needs the mindset. Brenton guards the opposition’s best offensive player, regardless of position, and changes the game defensively. His Basketball IQ and instincts are off the charts. 8.2 ppg 8.3 rpg 4.7 apg season averages
against Uconn 14 points on 6-10 shooting 3 rebounds 2 assists a block and 3 steals
Adam pegg- stetson 6-9 fg pct .615% against miami fl 22 points on 9/16 shooting 9 boards shot 4-5 from three 5-9 for season from three
Jackson Stevenett 6-4 against number 21 gonzaga scored half of his teams points on 11-15 shooting for 29 points team total scored was 65 averages 16.3 ppg 5.8 rpg shot 4-8 from downtown for season
Stan okoye- 30 points 16 rebounds vs elon 20.7 ppg 9.0 rpg for season 6-6 13 points 7 rebounds vs Virginia tech
Darren white- Campbell- 21.9 ppg for season 7 rpg 6-4 22 points 7 rebounds vs Cincinnati 20 points 6 rebounds against Iowa state
Jeremy Atkinson- unca 6-4 18.8 ppg 8 rpg for season 28 points 6 boards against NC state 18 points on 5-6 shooting 9 rebounds against Tennessee
James Ennis - long beach state 6-7 15.6 ppg 7 rpg for season 1.bpg 17 points 7 boards against Arizona 4 blocks 8 boards 18 points against N.C
Blaise ffrench saint peters- 6-2 12.6 ppg 4 rpg 6.2 apg against seton hall 7 rebounds 9 assists 14 points on 6-12 shooting
O.D. anosike of siena may average 14.7 ppg and 14.3 rpg on 60 percent shooting but they also have played no one of note and for someone 6-8 at a mid major not getting any blocks either shows 0 athleticism or desire.
Jonathon Williams- Wagner 6-6 17.5 ppg 7.5 rpg for season against syracuse 14 pts on 5-10 shooting 9 rebounds a block and a steal
Jamal Olaswere- LIU- 6-7 22.ppg 6 rpg for season against Kentucky 6-13 incl. 2-3 from downtown for 22 points and 2 blocks and a steal
Mike Muscala- Bucknell- 16.1 ppg 11.rpg for season 10 pts 12 rebounds 5 blocks and a steal vs Penn state.
taylor smith- stephen f austin- 6-6 14.5 ppg 9.0 rpg per game for the season- against tulsa he had 17 pts 8 rebounds 2 blocks against florida international 17 pts 12 rebounds and 5 blocks
fred hunter- Nichols state- 6-5 21.7 ppg 6.7 rpg for the season- against missouri he had 22 pts on 7-11 shooting against vandy he shot 9-14 and had 10 rebounds
You listed some players who have had good games early on, but these are by no means the "top senior unheralded prospects". I'll say that Muscala and Olasewere, and maybe even Darren White are unheralded seniors and legit nba draft prosepcts, but those other guys maybe unheralded, but not the top senior prospects. Brenton is similar to Vermont's Brian Voelkel, and don't get me wrong about them being good players and very valuable to their team, but Brenton is no way in the top 25 seniors. Overall, not a bad list cause guys like Jonathon Williams, Anosike, and Atkinson can play. But if you were going for seniors with hot starts to the season then Warren Niles of Oral Roberts should be in that list he's averaging 21 per game. I would also like to mention that LaSalle's Ramon Galloway and Hawaii's Vander Joakim are among two of my top senior unheralded prospects.
Yeah, I don't like this list either. It's pretty clear he hasn't seen a lot of these guys play.
O.D. Anosike has desire (how could you be a lazy 14 rpg player?) and solid body with good athleticism. The fact that he's not a big time shot blocker seems to be a silly thing to nit pick on. He'll probably only average 1 block per game, but he stands his ground on defense and puts to hands up often, rather than jump to try to swat shots.
Richard Howell is an underrated senior an also a good example of a guy with high intensity who does not block a lot of shots. He was the leading rebounder in the ACC last year, most guys who accomplish that go onto good NBA careers. Howell is similar to MARK Madsen or Reggie Evans, though a little better finisher around the rim especially compared to Evans
Doug Anderson is also possibly underrated, he is the best athlete prospect since Lebron James. He is about 6'5 225? with a 46 inch vertical leap if he does not play in the NBA he could play in the NFL also. He is raw in terms of skills but right now he is playing power forward in college but he has the athleticsm to possibly turn into a shut down perimeter defender. He will never be a very good offensive player but at least he is a good finisher so you have to keep a body on him so he does not cut to the rim