Doug McDermott, Tony Mitchell Headline Nation's Top 260 Mid-Major Players List

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Doug McDermott, Tony Mitchell Headline Nation's Top 260 Mid-Major Players List
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Prior the the college basketball season tipping off earlier last month, I took part in a draft on FCBLZone.com, which consisted of only players from certain mid-major, non-BCS conferences.

Pictured here are the number one and four players on this list, Doug McDermott and Tony Mitchell, who faced off with each other to start the 2012-13 season, in a game that Creighton and McDermott won.

The steal of the draft may have been at No. 226, in the form of Tyler Haws from Brigham Young. I mentioned Haws, and teammate Matt Carlino, in an article just last week referencing BYU's luring video to Jabari Parker to come to Provo.

It was a nice change of pace from seeing the same names over and over from Dukes, Kentuckys, and Indianas of the NCAA basketball world. While I picked players that I was familiar with in some form or another, I learned a lot by taking part in this draft. 

Here is the 260-player list of those drafted in this 10-round, 26 team draft:

1. Doug McDermott, Creighton

2. Mike Moser, UNLV

3. Nate Wolters, South Dakota State

4. Tony Mitchell, North Texas

5. Juvonte Reddic, VCU

6. Colt Ryan, Evansville

7. Chris Gaston, Fordham

8. Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State

9. Anthony Bennett, UNLV

10. Chaz Williams, Massachusetts

11. Keith Rendleman, UNC-Wilmington

12. Frank Gaines, IPFW

13. Augustine Rubit, South Alabama

14. Rotnei Clarke, Butler

15. DeAndre Kane, Marshall

16. Jamelle Hagins, Delaware

17. Chris Jones, North Texas

18. Brandon Davies, BYU

19. Terell Parks, Western Illinois

20. Robert Upshaw, Fresno State

21. Grant Gibbs, Creighton

22. Matthew Dellavedova, St. Marys

23. Keith Clanton, UCF

24. Khalif Wyatt, Temple

25. Chris Braswell, Charlotte

26. Greg Echenique, Creighton

27. Anthony Marshall, UNLV

28. Jackie Carmichael, Illinois State

29. Anthony Ireland,Loyola Marymount

30. Devon Saddler, Delaware

31. Adonis Thomas, Memphis

32. Elias Harris, Gonzaga

33. Miguel Paul, East Carolina

34. Kevin Dillard, Dayton

35. Jake Odum, Indiana State

36. TaShawn Thomas, Houston

37. C.J. Aiken, St Josephs

38. Danuel House, Houston

39. Chase Tapley, San Diego State

40. Shaquille Goodwin, Memphis

41. Josh Davis, Tulane

42. A.J. Davis, James Madison

43. Langston Galloway, St. Josephs

44. Frantz Massenat, Drexel

45. Drew Valentine, Oakland

46. Ceola Clark III, Western Illinois

47. Colton Iverson, Colorado State

48. Damion Lee, Drexel

49. Kevin Foster, Santa Clara

50. Dennis Tinnon, Marshall

51. Carl Jones, St. Josephs

52. Andrew Smith, Butler

53. Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga

54. Leonard Washington, Wyoming

55. Travis Bader, Oakland

56. Ricky Tarrant, Tulane

57. Derrick Williams, Richmond

58. Ben Simons, Drake

59. Tim Rusthoven, Williams & Mary

60. Evan Roquemore, Santa Clara

61. Joe Jackson, Memphis

62. Pierce Hornung, Colorado State

63. Kevin Olekaibe, Fresno State

64. Trevor Gruis, South Dakota

65. Ramon Galloway, La Salle

66. Tony Snell, New Mexico

67. Jerrell Wright, La Salle

68. Halil Kanacevic, St. Josephs

69. Kendall Timmons, Tule

70. Kendall Williams, New Mexico

71. John Bohannon, UTEP

72. Taylor Braun, North Dakota State

73. Johnny Dee, San Diego

74. Keith Carter, Saint Louis

75. Winston Shepard, San Diego State

76. Isaiah Sykes, UCF

77. John Karhoff, Nebraska Omaha

78. Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson, Temple

79. DeMario Mayfield, Charlotte

80. Matt Carlino, BYU

81. Lawrence Alexander, North Dakota State

82. Tyreek Duren, La Salle

83. Corey Petros, Oakland

84. Ryan Nicholas, Portlend

85. Michael Lyons, Air Force

86. Christopher Anderson, San Diego

87. DeShawn Painter, Old Dominion

88. Jake Koch, Northern Iowa

89. Jonathan Lee, Northeastern

90. Deonte Burton, Nevada

91. Demitrius Conger, St. Bonaventure

92. Khem Birch, UNLV

93. Quincy Ford, Northeastern

94. Marcos Knight, Middle Tennessee

95. Dorian Green, Colorado State

96. Chris Fouch, Drexel

97. Stacy Davis, Pepperdine

98. Tyler Brown, Illinois State

99. Neil Watson, Southern Miss

100. Kwamain Mitchell, Saint Louis

101. Marcus Damas, Towson

102. Anthony Drmic, Boise State

103. Chris Crawford, Memphis

104. Joseph Young, Houston

105. Tarik Black, Memphis

106. Darien Brothers, Richmond

107. Roosevelt Jones, Butler

108. Malik Story, Nevada

109. Katin Reinhardt, UNLV

110. DeVonta White, Georgia State

111. Stephen Holt, St. Marys

112. Maurice Kemp, East Carolina

113. Jarvis Threatt, Delaware

114. Wes Elkmeier, Colorado State

115. George Fant, Western Kentucky

116. Joel Smith, Northeastern

117. Jordan Hare, Rhode Island

118. Blaise Mbargorba, SMU

119. Erick Copes, George Mason

120. Duke Mondy, Oakland

121. Josh Benson, Dayton

122. Melvin Johnson, VCU

123. Brandon Peterson, Arkansas State

124. Marshall Bjorklund, North Dakota State

125. David Pellom, George Washington

126. Dyricus Simms, Edwards-Bradley

127. Tomas Bruha, Tulane

128. Przemek Karnowski, Gonzaga

129. Semaj Christon, Xavier

130. Isaiah Philmore, Xavier

131. Lasan Kromah, George Washington

132. Xavier Thames, San Diego State

133. Julian Washburn, UTEP

134. Mychael Ammons, South Alabama

135. Nate Buss, Northern Iowa

136. Cody Doolin, San Francisco

137. Raphael Putney, Massachussetts 

138. Darius Theus, VCU

139. Dwayne Evans, Saint Louis

140. Trey Finn, Arkansas State

141. Kellen Dunham, Butler

142. Willie Clayton, Charlotte

143. Chase Flint, Loyola Marymount

144. Branden Frazier, Fordham

145. Savon Goodman, UNLV

146. Ashley Hamilton, Loyola Marymount

147. Matt Wilms, UTEP

148. Jon Ekey, Illinoist State

149. Jordan Burgess, VCU

150. Valentine Izundu, Houston

151. R.J. Hunter, Georgia State

152. Greg Gantt, Florida Atlantic

153. Sam Dower, Gonzaga

154. Jordan Dykstra, South Dakota State

155. Devontae Watson, Temple

156. Carl Hall, Wichita State

157. Bryce Dejean-Jones, UNLV

158. Andrey Semenov, James Madison

159. Ian Chiles, IUPUI

160. Desmar Jackson, Southern Illinois

161. Khyle Marshall, Butler

162. Rashad Smith, Tulsa

163. Johnathan Mills, Southern Miss

164. Pierria Henry, Charlotte

165. Walter Lemmon, Bradley

166. Simi Fajemisin, San Diego

167. JT Sulton, Middle Tennessee

168. Thomas van der Mars, Portland

169. Chris Washburn, UTEP

170. Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga

171. Ronald Roberts, St. Josephs

172. Malcolm Armstead, Wichita State

173. Alex Welhouse, Nebraska Omaha

174. Jalen Robinson, Dayton

175. Joey Asbury, Oakland

176. Gavin Thurman, Missouri State

177. DeEnd Parker, San Francisco

178. Matt Shrigley, San Diego State

179. Taylor Broekhius, Air Force

180. Will Egolf, Bradley

181. Niyi Harrison, Santa Clara

182. Stefan Moody, Florida Atlantic

183. Nick Stover, Loyola Marymount

184. Marcus Marshall, Missouri State

185. Alzee Williams, North Texas

186. Trinity Hall, UMKC

187. Michael Davenport, St. Bonaventure

188. Brock Zylstra, BYU

189. Kenny Buckner, Boise State

190. Marqueze Coleman, Nevada

191. Thomas Stanton, UMKC

192. Will Neighbour, Arkansas-Little Rock

193. Marc Trasolini, Santa Clara

194. Tyler Johnson, Fresno State

195. Seth VanDeest, Drake

196. Bilal Dixon, Towson

197. Jordan Swing, UAB

198. Marcus Hooten, Arkansas State

199. Seth Tuttle, Northern Iowa

200. Kirk Korver, UMKC

201. Allen Huddleston, Fresno State

202. Anthony James, Northern Iowa

203. Marko Gujanicic, George Mason

204. Greg Smith, Colorado State

205. Teeng Akoi, Western Kentucky

206. C.J. Carter, Nebraska Omaha

207. Sean Johnson, Duquesne

208. Twymond Howard, UTEP

209. Cedrick Lindsay, Richmond

210. Nikola Malesevic, Rhode Island

211. Hooper Vint, UTEP

212. Nate Austin, BYU

213. Marcus Thornton, William & Mary

214. Cole Dickerson, San Francisco

215. Luke Martinez, Wyoming

216. Kareem Canty, Marshall

217. Kendall Anthony, Richmond

218. Terrell Vinson, Massachussetts

219. Rob Loe, Saint Louis

220. Devon Moore, James Madison

221. Taran Buie, Hofstra

222. Daiquan Walker, UCF

223. Jerry Brown, Fresno State

224. Joe McDonald, George Washington

225. Edward Townsei, Arkansas State

226. Tyler Haws, BYU

227. Fred Van Fleet, Wichita State

228. Treveon Graham, VCU

229. Lorne Jackson, Pepperdine

230. John Burke, UMKC

231. Mike Powell, Rhode Island

232. Emil Jones, Troy

233. Cady Lalanne, Massachusetts

234. Jamal Coombs-McDaniel, Hofstra

235. Fahro Alihodzic, UAB

236. Jordan Callahan, Tulane

237. Cody Ellis, Saint Louis

238. Darrell Haley, VCU

239. Jalen Reynolds, Xavier

240. Cannen Cunningham, SMU

241. Travis Taylor, Xavier

242. Javier Carter, South Alabama

243. Nick Wright, Old Dominion

244. Fred Chatmon, UMKC

245. Dartaye Ruffin, Drexel

246. C.J. Gettys, UNC-Wilmington

247. Scottie Haralson, Tulsa

248. Tamir Jackson, Rice

249. Freddie Goldstein, South Alabama

250. Gary Bell Jr., Gonzaga

251. Raymond Cowells III, Santa Clara

252. Jordan Williams, North Texas

253. Yasin Kolo, East Carolina

254. Bryant Allen, Illinois State

255. Rayshawn Goins, James Madison

256. Matt Kavanaugh, Dayton

257. Daquan Cook, UNLV

258. Jonathan Arledge, George Mason

259. Cory Calvert, BYU

260. Quevyn Winters, Duquesne

 

Per league rules, points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocked shots are the five statistics used. In order, my draft picks were: Gaston (27), Clark (46), Rusthoven (59), Brown (98), Holt (111), Izundu (150), Mills (163), James (202), Martinez (215), and Brown (254).

Each team starts six players per week: two guards, two forwards, a center, and a utility player, one of which must be a freshman. While this was the draft recap, obviously changes have happened over the last month of games.

It should be noted that not all non-BCS conference teams were used in this draft. For example, the Murray State Racers who hail from the Ohio Valley Conference were not included. By leaving the Racers out, this left All-American Isaiah Canaan off this list.

I believe that McDermott has backed up his top overall pick as he remains a scoring machine, and has one of the best touches I've ever seen. He can beat you on the perimeter, in the post, and slashing to the hoop, leaving us to wonder how even his own father didn't recruit him to play at Iowa State when he coached there.

Rotnei Clarke proved to the college basketball world his outside shooting ability in the Maui Invitational, and most recently against the Indiana Hoosiers in Butler's upset win. Snagging him from Arkansas was a huge pickup for Brad Stevens crew.

Another personal favorite of mine is Jake Odum from Indiana State. Though not the flashiest player, Odum is able to stuff the stat sheet as the point guard of the Sycamores. Additionally, he has own of the best beards in the NCAA. 

Take a glance through this list, because come March Madness time you'll certainly be hearing a few of them once the upsets start piling on in the early rounds. 

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