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NBA Draft 2012: Top 50 College Basketball Prospects Report Card Grades in Week 6

Adam FromalNational NBA Featured ColumnistDecember 9, 2016

NBA Draft 2012: Top 50 College Basketball Prospects Report Card Grades in Week 6

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    College basketball's sixth week wasn't exactly filled with action. In fact, many of the top 50 prospects for the 2012 NBA Draft didn't get to play in a single game, including Thomas Robinson, Austin Rivers, Tu Holloway and others. 

    Others, like Ohio State's Jared Sullinger, had to struggle with injuries throughout the week. 

    But regardless, there was some terrific basketball action throughout the week, and some prospects were more impressive than others. 

    Read on for Week 6's Big Board, complete with stats and grades for each player. 

    You can find Week 5's edition here

    As a housekeeping note, I will not be publishing the next update until after Weeks 7 and 8 have been completed. 

Just Missed

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    1. Alex Young (Previous Ranking: No. 50)

    IUPUI, Senior, Shooting guard and small forward

    12/16 against St. Josephs (IND) (75-55 win): 26 minutes, 13 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 2 turnovers


    2. Doug McDermott (Previous Ranking: Unranked)

    Creighton, Sophomore, Forward

    12/17 against Houston Baptist (97-62 win): 18 minutes, 25 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist


    3. Josiah Turner (Previous Ranking: Unranked)

    Arizona, Freshman, Point Guard

    12/17 against Gonzaga (71-60 loss): 23 minutes, 7 points, 1 rebound, 2 turnovers


    4. Tim Hardaway, Jr. (Previous Ranking: Unranked)

    Michigan, Sophomore, Shooting Guard

    12/13 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (63-50 win): 19 minutes, 8 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal, 3 turnovers

    12/17 against Alabama A&M (87-57 win): 28 minutes, 13 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists, 1 block, 2 turnovers


    5. Scott Machado (Previous Ranking: Unranked)

    Iona, Senior, Point Guard

    12/14 against Richmond (88-79 win): 36 minutes, 13 points, 6 rebounds, 15 assists, 2 turnovers

    12/17 against Vermont (73-72 win): 37 minutes, 14 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, 3 turnovers

     

    6. Nate Wolters (Previous Ranking: Unranked)

    South Dakota State, Senior, Point guard

    12/12 against Dakota State (93-60 win): Did not play

    12/15 against North Dakota (89-70 loss): 35 minutes, 24 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 5 turnovers

    12/18 against Washington (92-73 win): 40 minutes, 34 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal

     

    7. Andrew Nicholson (Previous Ranking: Unranked)

    St. Bonaventure, Senior, Power Forward

    12/18 against Loyola (MD) (76-66 win): 24 minutes, 18 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block, 2 turnovers


    8. Tony Mitchell (Previous Ranking: Unranked)

    Alabama, Junior, Forward

    12/17 against Kansas State (71-58 loss): 38 minutes, 10 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks, 5 turnovers


    9. Chris Johnson (Previous Ranking: Unranked)

    Dayton, Senior, Shooting Guard

    12/17 against FIU (61-40 win): 6 minutes, 3 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 turnover


    10. Marcus Denmon (Previous Ranking: Unranked)

    Missouri, Senior, Shooting Guard

    12/15 against Kennesaw State (104-67 win): 30 minutes, 17 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 turnover

    12/18 against William & Mary (94-56 win): 28 minutes, 7 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal


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50. Draymond Green (Previous Ranking: No. 50)

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    School: Michigan State

    Year: Senior

    Position: Forward

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 15.9 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists

     

    12/17 against Bowling Green (74-60 win): 31 minutes, 12 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 turnovers

     

    Draymond Green may not have been as impressive this past week as he was two weeks ago, but his double-double was still alright. He shot inefficiently and turned the ball over a lot, but Green was effective on the glass and dished out six assists. 

     

    Grade: B

49. Robert Sacre (Previous Ranking: No. 46)

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    School: Gonzaga

    Year: Senior

    Position: Center

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 14.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists

     

    12/17 against Arizona (71-60 win): 23 minutes, 10 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 1 turnover

     

    Robert Sacre really didn't show up for much of the game against Arizona, but he didn't need to in an easy win for the Gonzaga Bulldogs against the Arizona Wildcats. At least he avoided turning the ball over and only missed two shots from the field. 

     

    Grade: B

48. Seth Curry (Previous Ranking: No. 45)

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    School: Duke

    Year: Junior

    Position: Point Guard

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 12.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists

     

    No games

47. John Jenkins (Previous Ranking: No. 43)

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    School: Vanderbilt

    Year: Junior

    Position: Shooting Guard

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats:

     

    12/17 against Indiana State (61-55 loss): 30 minutes, 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 turnovers

     

    Even John Jenkins can have a bad game once in a while. He only hit three of his 10 shots from the field (including one-for-six from downtown) and failed to record a single assist, steal or block in an embarrassing loss to the Indiana State Sycamores. 

     

    Grade: C-

46. Will Barton (Previous Ranking: Unranked)

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    School: Memphis

    Year: Sophomore

    Position: Shooting Guard

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 21.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists

     

    12/17 against Louisville (95-87 win): 38 minutes, 28 points, 16 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 turnover


    If it wasn't for Will Barton, the Memphis Tigers would have lost to Louisville and it wouldn't have been close. Barton was absolutely sensational, making seven of his 14 shots, pulling down 16 rebounds and only turning the ball over once while playing good defense. He simply did everything well. 

     

    Grade: A+

45. Orlando Johnson (Previous Ranking: No. 47)

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    School: UC Santa Barbara

    Year: Senior

    Position: Shooting Guard

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 22.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists

     

    12/13 against San Diego (65-61 win): 33 minutes, 12 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 4 turnovers

    12/16 against Washington (87-80 loss): 37 minutes, 24 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 6 turnovers

     

    Playing against big time competition, Orlando Johnson didn't back down. The studly shooting guard had to deal with foul trouble and some turnovers, but he shot quite well yet again and filled up the stat sheet against the always-dangerous backcourt of the Washington Huskies. 

     

    Grade: B+

44. Ray McCallum (Previous Ranking: No. 44)

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    School: Detroit

    Year: Sophomore

    Position: Point Guard

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 14.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists

     

    12/17 against Mississippi State (80-75 loss): 32 minutes, 17 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 turnovers

     

    Playing against some of the toughest competition he's faced so far this season, Ray McCallum shot 40 percent from the field and had a one-to-one assist-to-turnover ratio against the Mississippi State Bulldogs. He couldn't lift his Titans to a win, but at least he kept them close. 

     

    Grade: B+

43. Royce White (Previous Ranking: No. 42)

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    School: Iowa State

    Year: Sophomore

    Position: Power Forward

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 14.9 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists

     

    12/18 against Central Michigan (59-52 win): 30 minutes, 14 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block, 4 turnovers

     

    Royce White might not have been dominant against the Chippewas of Central Michigan, but he did almost throw up a double-double. I was impressed by his ability to get to the free throw line throughout the game and knock down charity shots with ease, even if his passing wasn't as good as usual. 

     

    Grade: B+

42. Tu Holloway (Previous Ranking: No. 41)

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    School: Xavier

    Year: Junior

    Position: Point Guard

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 17.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists

     

    12/18 against Oral Roberts (64-42 loss): DId not play

41. Darius Johnson-Odom (Previous Ranking: No. 40)

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    School: Marquette

    Year: Senior

    Position: Guard

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 18.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists

     

    12/17 against Northern Colorado (93-72 win): Did not play

40. William Buford (Previous Ranking: No. 38)

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    School: Ohio State

    Year: Senior

    Position: Shooting Guard

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 16.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists

     

    12/13 against USC Upstate (82-58 win): 34 minutes, 14 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists, 1 steal, 4 turnovers

    12/17 against South Carolina (74-66 win): 40 minutes, 17 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 1 turnover

     

    William Buford extended his streak of missing more shots than he made to four games this past week. Buford failed to take over at all against USC Upstate, but then again, he didn't need to. Against South Carolina, Buford was even worse from the field and took the backstage to Deshaun Thomas once Jared Sullinger went down with an injury.

     

    Grade: B- 

39. Festus Ezeli (Previous Ranking: No. 36)

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    School: Vanderbilt

    Year: Senior

    Position: Center

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 9.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 0.0 assists

     

    12/17 against Indiana State (61-55 loss): 22 minutes, 4 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block, 4 turnovers

     

    Talk about a no-show. Festus Ezeli turned the ball over four times in just 22 minutes. He also missed four shots and only contributed four points and four rebounds to the losing cause. 

     

    Grade: F

38. Michael Glover (Previous Ranking: No. 48)

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    School: Iona

    Year: Senior

    Position: Power Forward

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 19.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 0.3 assists

     

    12/14 against Richmond (88-79 win): 29 minutes, 24 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block, 4 turnovers

    12/17 against Vermont (73-72 win): 36 minutes, 16 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block, 1 turnover

     

    Fresh off a 9-for-10 performance against Marshall, Michael Glover shot 18-for-22 this week while dominating on both ends of the court. This guy was simply too physical for his opponents yet again. 

     

    Grade: A+

37. Jeffery Taylor (Previous Ranking: No. 37)

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    School: Vanderbilt

    Year: Senior

    Position: Shooting guard and small forward

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 17.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists

     

    12/17 against Indiana State (61-55 loss): 34 minutes, 21 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 2 turnovers

     

    You can't pin the loss to the Indiana State Sycamores on Jeffery Taylor. The athletic swingman made eight of his 13 shots, including three from downtown, and limited his negative contributions. In fact, Taylor was one of the few players who kept this game close. 

     

    Grade: A-

36. Shabazz Napier (Previous Ranking: No. 35)

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    School: Connecticut

    Year: Sophomore

    Position: Point Guard

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 14.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 6.9 assists

     

    12/18 against Holy Cross (77-40 win): 29 minutes, 3 points, 3 rebounds, 13 assists, 4 steals, 3 turnovers

     

    Shabazz Napier wasn't shooting a lot (only three field goal attempts) against Holy Cross, but with a name like Shabazz, he was bound to find other ways to be successful. With four steals and a jaw-dropping 13 assists, Napier still piloted the Huskies to any easy 37-point win. 

     

    Grade: A

35. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Previous Ranking: No. 34)

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    School: Georgia

    Year: Freshman

    Position: Shooting Guard

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 14.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 0.9 assists

     

    12/17 against Southern Cal (63-59 win): 39 minutes, 21 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block, 2 turnovers

     

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finally shot the ball well in a surprising win against the USC Trojans. This was only the second time all season that KCP shot better than 43 percent from the field. 

     

    Grade: A

34. JaMychal Green (Previous Ranking: No. 33)

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    School: Alabama

    Year: Senior

    Position: Power Forward

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 15.9 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists

     

    12/17 against Kansas State (71-58 loss): 36 minutes, 20 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 3 turnovers

     

    JaMychal Green played a good game against the Kansas State Wildcats, but it wasn't enough for him to lead the Alabama Crimson Tide to a victory. The versatile big man shot 53 percent from the field, got to the free-throw line often and picked up quite a few rebounds. 

     

    Grade: A-

33. Le'Bryan Nash (Previous Ranking: No. 30)

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    School: Oklahoma State

    Year: Freshman

    Position: Small Forward

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 12.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, 0.6 assists

     

    12/17 against New Mexico (66-56 loss): 32 minutes, 6 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 turnovers

     

    Le'Bryan Nash was simply awful at shooting the basketball during Saturday's game against New Mexico. He took 15 shots but only hit two of them. With three turnovers, Nash almost single-handedly blew this game for Oklahoma State with his shooting. 

     

    Grade: C-

32. C.J. Leslie (Previous Ranking: No. 32)

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    School: N.C. State

    Year: Sophomore

    Position: Small Forward and Power Forward

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 12.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists

     

    12/17 against Syracuse (88-72 loss): 25 minutes, 13 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks

     

    The N.C. State Wolfpack may have lost this game to the nation's No. 1 team by 16 points, but the game was much closer than the score indicated. Part of the reason for that was the exploits of C.J. Leslie, the unquestioned best player on the team. While he turned it over a bit too much, Leslie was efficient and everywhere on offense. 

     

    Grade: A-

31. Mouphtaou Yarou (Previous Ranking: No. 29)

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    School: Villanova

    Year: Junior

    Position: Power forward and center

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 13.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 0.8 assists

     

    12/13 against Boston University (68-43 win): 25 minutes, 13 points, 13 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 2 turnovers

    12/17 against Saint Joseph's (74-58 loss): 11 minutes, 2 points, 3 rebounds

     

    Mouphtaou Yarou threw up a dominant double-double against Boston University but was nowhere to be found in a tough loss to Saint Joseph's. In 11 minutes of action, Yarou took only two shots and didn't do anything else worth mentioning. 

     

    Grade: B

30. Trevor Mbakwe (Previous Ranking: No. 28)

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    School: Minnesota

    Year: Senior

    Position: Power Forward

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 14.0 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists 

     

    12/12 against Central Michigan (76-56 win): Did not play

29. Arnett Moultrie (Previous Ranking: No. 31)

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    School: Mississippi State

    Year: Senior

    Position: Power Forward

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 17.1 points, 11.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists

     

    12/13 against Florida Atlantic (75-68 win): Did not play

    12/17 against Detroit (80-75 win): 35 minutes, 17 points, 13 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 turnover

     

    Arnett Moultrie returned from a suspension to dominate the Detroit Titans. HIs 17-point, 13-rebound double-double established him as the premier prospect on the floor. Really, it wasn't even close. 

     

    Grade: A

28. Mason Plumlee (Previous Ranking: No. 27)

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    School: Duke

    Year: Junior

    Position: Power forward and center

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 12.2 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists

     

    No games

27. Cody Zeller (Previous Ranking: No. 39)

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    School: Indiana

    Year: Freshman

    Position: Power Forward

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 15.6 points, 7.5 rebounds, 0.9 assists

     

    12/17 against Notre Dame (69-58 win): 27 minutes, 21 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks, 1 turnover

     

    He just isn't going to slow down, is he? 

     

    Grade: A

26. Adonis Thomas (Previous Ranking: No. 26)

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    School: Memphis

    Year: Freshman

    Position: Small Forward

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 9.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 0.7 assists

     

    12/17 against Louisville (95-87 loss): 26 minutes, 9 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 4 turnovers

     

    Adonis Thomas kind of faded into the background against Louisville, letting his teammate, Will Barton, steal the show instead. The highly-touted freshman made only four of his 10 shots, turned the ball over four times and had three fouls. 

     

    Grade: C

25. Maalik Wayns (Previous Ranking: No. 25)

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    School: Villanova

    Year: Junior

    Position: Point Guard

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 17.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists

     

    12/13 against Boston University (68-43 win): 31 minutes, 10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 turnover

    12/17 against Saint Joseph's (74-58 loss): 34 minutes, 19 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists, 1 steal

     

    Maalik Wayns simply couldn't shoot the ball this week even though he averaged 14.5 points per game. In fact, he made just 10 of his 32 shots in these past two games and often took contested attempts at the expense of his teammates. At least he avoided turning the ball over much. 

     

    Grade: B-

24. Patric Young (Previous Ranking: No. 22)

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    School: Florida

    Year: Sophomore

    Position: Center and power forward

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 10.9 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists

     

    12/17 against Texas A&M (84-64 win): 20 minutes, 5 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 turnovers

     

    Usually, it's easy to spot Patric Young because of his impressive build, but I had trouble finding him on the court against the Texas A&M Aggies. 

     

    Grade: B-

23. Kris Joseph (Previous Ranking: No. 24)

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    School: Syracuse

    Year: Senior

    Position: Small Forward

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 14.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists

     

    12/17 against NC State (88-72 win): 32 minutes, 21 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block

     

    This is more like the Kris Joseph we're used to seeing. The Syracuse forward knocked down three treys, hit on all four of his free-throw attempts and made seven of his 14 shots from the field. On top of that, he never turned the ball over. 

     

    Grade: A

22. Khris Middleton (Previous Ranking: No. 20)

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    School: Texas A&M

    Year: Junior

    Position: Small Forward

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 14.0 points, 5.3 rebounds

     

    12/17 against Florida (84-64 loss): 36 minutes, 12 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals, 1 turnover

     

    Khris Middleton put together a well-rounded line in a tough loss to the Florida Gators this past weekend. The small forward was absolutely terrible from the field, going just five-for-18, but he made up for it with a lack of turnovers and a fantastic ability to contribute elsewhere. 

     

    Grade: B

21. Doron Lamb (Previous Ranking: No. 21)

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    School: Kentucky

    Year: Sophomore

    Position: Shooting Guard

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 15.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists

     

    12/17 against Chattanooga (87-62 win): 30 minutes, 24 points, 6 rebounds

     

    Doron Lamb was the leading scorer for the Kentucky Wildcats in their one and only game of the week. That alone is an impressive accomplishment. What's even more impressive is that Lamb didn't record a single turnover, added six rebounds and made four three-pointers. 

     

    Grade: A

20. James Michael McAdoo (Previous Ranking: No. 19)

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    School: North Carolina

    Year: Freshman

    Position: Power Forward

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 5.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 0.3 assists

     

    12/17 against Appalachian State (97-82 win): 14 minutes, 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

     

    This is the kind of thing I've been waiting to see from James Michael McAdoo. He still isn't getting many minutes, but this time, he produced quite a bit in his limited opportunities. 

     

    Grade: A

19. Tony Wroten (Previous Ranking: No. 23)

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    School: Washington

    Year: Freshman

    Position: Point guard and shooting guard

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 16.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists

     

    12/16 against UC Santa Barbara (87-80 win): 34 minutes, 27 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 5 turnovers

    12/18 against South Dakota State (92-73 loss): 34 minutes, 23 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 3 turnovers

     

    Terrence Ross was dominant on the offensive end of the court during both of the Washington Huskies' two games this week, but he couldn't slow either of the opposing guards he faced. Orlando Johnson torched the Huskies, and then, Nate Wolters provided Washington fans with even more of a reason to be upset. 

     

    Grade: B+

18. Myck Kabongo (Previous Ranking: No. 16)

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    School: Texas

    Year: Freshman

    Position: Point Guard

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 10.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 6.3 assists 

     

    12/13 against Nicholls State (93-40 win): 28 minutes, 4 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals, 1 turnover

    12/17 against Temple (77-65 win): 32 minutes, 18 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 3 turnovers

     

    Myck Kabongo has now shot at or over 50 percent from the field in each of his last six games. His game is all about finding open teammates, and he did it proficiently, although not perfectly, this week yet again.

     

    Grade: B+

17. Kendall Marshall (Previous Ranking: No. 17)

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    School: North Carolina

    Year: Sophomore

    Position: Point Guard

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 4.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, 10.5 assists

     

    12/17 against Appalachian State (97-82 win): 29 minutes, 4 points, 2 rebounds, 13 assists, 2 turnovers

     

    Leave it to Kendall Marshall to put together another weird line. In 29 minutes, he took only six shots but dished out 13 assists. Despite the amount of time he spent with the ball in his hands, he only turned it over twice. 

     

    Grade: A

16. Tyler Zeller (Previous Ranking: No. 18)

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    School: North Carolina

    Year: Senior

    Position: Power forward and center

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 15.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists

     

    12/17 against Appalachian State (97-82 win): 26 minutes, 31 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

     

    Tyler Zeller was a force to be reckoned with against Appalachian State. Making nine of 10 free throws and 11 of 15 shots is impressive enough. Adding 10 rebounds with no turnovers in only 26 minutes of action? That's just ridiculous. 

     

    Grade: A+

15. Terrence Jones (Previous Ranking: No. 15)

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    School: Kentucky

    Year: Sophomore

    Position: Small forward and power forward

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 12.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists

     

    12/17 against Chattanooga (87-62 win): 10 minutes, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 2 turnovers

     

    Thanks to a dislocated finger, Terrence Jones was limited to just 10 minutes against the Chattanooga Mocs. 

     

    Grade: Incomplete

14. Terrence Ross (Previous Ranking: No. 14)

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    School: Washington

    Year: Sophomore

    Position: Shooting Guard

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 15.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists 

     

    12/16 against UC Santa Barbara (87-80 win): 36 minutes, 16 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block, 1 turnover

    12/18 against South Dakota State (92-73 loss): 23 minutes, 6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 block, 3 turnovers

     

    Limited by foul trouble, Terrence Ross really failed to make much of an impact for the Washington Huskies in a blowout loss against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. He was much better against UC Santa Barbara, though, showing off his impressive athleticism throughout the game. 

     

    Grade: B-

13. Bradley Beal (Previous Ranking: No. 13)

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    School: Florida

    Year: Freshman

    Position: Shooting Guard

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 15.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists

     

    12/17 against Texas A&M (84-64 win): 34 minutes, 16 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks, 2 turnovers

     

    Bradley Beal sure likes to take shots from downtown. With eight three-point attempts in a win over the Texas A&M Aggies, Beal hit four of his 10 shots from the field and contributed across the board. He was especially impressive on defense, recording three steals and two blocks. 

     

    Grade: A-

12. Thomas Robinson (Previous Ranking: No. 12)

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    School: Kansas

    Year: Junior

    Position: Power Forward

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 17.8 points, 11.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists

     

    No games

11. Austin Rivers (Previous Ranking: No. 11)

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    School: Duke

    Year: Freshman

    Position: Shooting Guard

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 15.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists

     

    No games

10. Quincy Miller (Previous Ranking: No. 10)

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    School: Baylor

    Year: Freshman

    Position: Small Forward

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 11.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists

     

    12/14 against Bethune-Cookman (69-42 win): 24 minutes, 7 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block

    12/17 against BYU (86-83 win): 22 minutes, 8 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 2 turnovers

     

    Quincy Miller had his worst week since the college basketball season began, despite the fact that Baylor cruised to an easy win against Bethune-Cookman and then ground out an impressive victory against an underrated BYU squad. Miller didn't do much, but he didn't really do much wrong either. 

     

    Grade: B

9. John Henson (Previous Ranking: No. 9)

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    School: North Carolina

    Year: Junior

    Position: Power Forward

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 15.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists

     

    12/17 against Appalachian State (97-82 win): 26 minutes, 17 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block, 2 turnovers

     

    John Henson didn't play much against Appalachian State, but he definitely made the most of his minutes on the court with a dominant 17-point, six-rebound performance. Even though it will go unnoticed in his box score, the mere threat of Henson's long arms kept the Mountaineers from making quite a few shots in the painted area. 

     

    Grade: A

8. Perry Jones III (Previous Ranking: No. 8)

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    School: Baylor

    Year: Sophomore

    Position: Power Forward

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 18.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists 

     

    12/14 against Bethune-Cookman (69-42 win): 25 minutes, 8 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block, 4 turnovers

    12/17 against BYU (86-83 win): 33 minutes, 28 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, 1 turnover

     

    After a ridiculous start to his season, Perry Jones came crashing down to earth this week. This was literally true when Jones suffered a scary injury that left him on the floor in pain at the end of the victory against BYU. Fortunately, though, Jones will be just fine. 

     

    Grade: A-

7. Marquis Teague (Previous Ranking: No. 7)

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    School: Kentucky

    Year: Freshman

    Position: Point Guard

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 10.8 points, 2.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists

     

    12/17 against Chattanooga (87-62 win): 30 minutes, 11 points, 1 rebound, 8 assists, 2 steals, 1 turnover

     

    This is what I want to see from Marquis Teague each and every game. Get into the lane, find open teammates for easy buckets and avoid turning the ball over. Now, he just needs to actually be efficient when he decides to shoot the ball. 

     

    Grade: B+

6. Jeremy Lamb (Previous Ranking: No. 6)

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    School: Connecticut

    Year: Sophomore

    Position: Shooting Guard

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 19.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists

     

    12/18 against Holy Cross (77-40 win): 33 minutes, 10 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 block, 1 turnover

     

    This was a bit of a ho-hum performance for the Connecticut Huskies' leading scorer. Jeremy Lamb hit only four of his 16 shot attempts, but did manage to pull down seven boards, contribute across the board and avoid turning the ball over. 

     

    Grade: B

5. Jared Sullinger (Previous Ranking: No. 3)

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    School: Ohio State

    Year: Sophomore

    Position: Power Forward

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 16.6 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists

     

    12/13 against USC Upstate (82-58 win): 25 minutes, 12 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 turnover

    12/17 against South Carolina (74-66 win): 6 minutes, 3 points, 2 rebounds, 1 block, 1 turnover

     

    Jared Sullinger bounced back from his back spasms to record an easy double-double in a blowout victory over USC Upstate, but then sat on the bench for most of a surprisingly tough contest with the South Carolina Gamecocks after he was kicked in the foot and suffered a bone bruise. 

     

    Grade: Incomplete

4. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Previous Ranking: No. 4)

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    School: Kentucky

    Year: Freshman

    Position: Small Forward

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 13.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists

     

    12/17 against Chattanooga (87-62 win): 34 minutes, 17 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 3 turnovers

     

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist showed his versatility once more against Chattanooga. Just look at that stat-line. He did everything! In addition to what you can see already, MKG shot 4-for-7 from the field, 2-for-3 from long-range and 7-for-8 from the charity stripe. 

     

    Grade: A

3. Harrison Barnes (Previous Ranking: No. 2)

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    School: North Carolina

    Year: Sophomore

    Position: Small Forward

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 16.7 points, 4.1 rebounds, 0.9 assists

     

    12/17 against Appalachian State (97-82 win): 26 minutes, 9 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

     

    It turns out that even the great Harrison Barnes can have an off game. Fortunately for the North Carolina Tar Heels, this one came against Appalachian State and not a much tougher foe. Barnes was ineffective all night, hitting just four of his 12 shots from the field and failing to make any sort of impact on the game. 

     

    Grade: C+

2. Andre Drummond (Previous Ranking: No. 5)

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    School: Connecticut

    Year: Freshman

    Position: Power forward and center

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 9.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 0.3 assists

     

    12/18 against Holy Cross (77-40 win): 31 minutes, 24 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 5 blocks

     

    This was dominance. Andre Drummond swatted away five shots, grabbed eight boards, didn't turn the ball over and made a blistering 11 of his 12 shots from the field. He lays claim to the most dominant performance of the week on the Big Board. 

     

    Grade: A+

1. Anthony Davis (Previous Ranking: No. 1)

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    School: Kentucky

    Year: Freshman

    Position: Power Forward

    2011-2012 Per-Game Stats: 11.8 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.1 assists

     

    12/17 against Chattanooga (87-62 win): 30 minutes, 14 points, 18 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 5 blocks, 1 turnover

     

    Wow. 

    That's really all I have to say about this superhuman posing as Anthony Davis. Just wow. 

    Even Davis has been impressed with his own improvement throughout the season, although he still does recognize his flaws on the defensive glass. 

     

    Grade: A+

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