NCAA Basketball: 2010 Unknown All-American Team
This is my second slideshow about NCAA Men's Basketball players that are unknown and have great talent. All of these players are relatively unknown and do not get the attention that they deserve. They put up great stats and should be recognized for them. This is how I am recognizing their talent. I am writing about my passion for the game of college basketball so please, if you have positive comments then feel free to share them, but if you have negative comments please leave them to yourself. This is strictly my opinion and it is uninfluenced by anybody but myself.
Center: Damian Saunders, Duquesne
FYI - Damian Saunders is not a true center, but I had trouble finding an unknown center with outstanding statistics. He is technically a power forward, but he plays like a center. Saunders is a 6'7", 210 pound player on Duquesne. His stats are very good. He averages 15 points per game and 12 rebounds per game. He is a good scorer (50 percent field goal) and is very strong on the glass. Any time you will watch him, you will see that he constantly crashes the boards. He also averages, three assists per game, three steals per game, and three blocks per game. He plays defense with swagger and he is tough to score on. He is an all-around great player with a great versatility and is extremely underrated. He shouldn't have gone unnoticed this long.
Forward: Luke Babbitt, Nevada
Luke Babbitt (two B's, two T's) is a 6'9", 225 pound forward on Nevada. He is having an extremely good season this year. He is a tremendous shooter, shooting 51 percent field goal and 41 percent from downtown. His stats are very good, per game: 22 points, 10 rebounds, and two assists. He is having a great season offensively and consistently produces. His shooting stands out and he reminds me a bit of Mehmet Okur. He gets double digit rebounds in the majority of his games and is a good passer for someone of his size. He doesn't get much attention, but he is only a sophomore, so you can expect in the future that he will get some more. Last year as a freshman, Babbitt went head-to-head against All-American senior Tyler Hansbrough of North Carolina. The results: Babbitt - 22 points, seven rebounds. Hansbrough - 22 points, three rebounds. Just saying...
Forward: Jamine Peterson, Providence
Peterson is a 6'6", 230 pound forward on Providence. He puts up great numbers on a daily basis. His stats per game: 19 points, 10 rebounds game, one assist per game. You can always count on Jamine to score. Always. He is shooting a 46 percent field goal percent. He averages a double-double and is very productive. He is only a sophomore, so he still has yet to reach his full potential. I can't wait to see this guy when he is a senior (or in the NBA by then). Peterson is very versatile. He can play with any guard and forward in the NCAA. He is beginning to get attention, but not nearly the amount he should. I can't wait to see Peterson play in the future.
Guard: James Anderson, Oklahoma State
James Anderson is a 6'6", 210 pound guard on Oklahoma State. He is a straight up stud and barely gets any attention, though he definitely should. He is putting up monster numbers. The junior is very consistent and has outstanding stats per game: 23 points, six rebounds, and one assist. He is an extraordinary scorer and is very dependable. He is shooting 47 percent field goal. Anderson recently led the Cowboys to a win over No.22 Baylor, matching his season-high 31 points and adding a very solid 12 rebounds. Anderson passes the ball well and always gives the rock up for a teammate with a better shot. I love watching this guy when he's on TV (not just because Oklahoma State has sweet jerseys and a court made of white wood) because he is such a team-first player and I can't rave enough about his raw talent and versatility. Anderson isn't getting the attention that he deserves, but he is one heck of a player!!
Guard: Dominique Jones, South Florida
My friend Alex told me about this phenomenal basketball player. Dominique Jones is a 6'4", 205 pound junior guard on South Florida. He is leading the red-hot Bulls (who most likely drink Red Bull before their games) into the Big East tourney and is an electrifying player (by the way, that Red Bull thing was just a joke...). He puts up excellent numbers per game: 22 points, six rebounds per game, and four assists game. He is an all-around great basketball player and has a good shooting touch (he shoots a 47 percent field goal percent). He is the go-to guy for the Bulls and honestly, I would love to have him on my team (if I were a coach). This is a very strong guard and is a great passer. Jones' recognition is slowly increasing and it should be. He is an eye-popping basketball player that I can't wait to watch in the future.
Thank You for Reading
Thank you for reading. Like I said on the first slide, if you have a positive comment feel free to share it and if you have a negative comment, please leave it to yourself. I'm not sure why I put a photo of Pistol Pete on this slide, I just felt like it. Pete is a little creepy...