Friday, October 23, 2015

Breakout scorers with Nor Cal addresses/connections

In a Sports Illustrated article by Dan Hanner and Luke Winn on breakout scorers this college season, five of the talents play in northern California or have roots here:

#6 Dane Pineau, St. Mary's (No one can replace Brad Waldow, but Pineau made 67% of his twos last season and was as strong defensive rebounder. He has the skills to at least replace part of Waldow's production.)

#31 Alec Kobre, Pacific (Kobre was Pacific's most efficient player last year due to his ability to score while minimizing turnovers.)

#37 Malik Pope, San Diego State (The injury to Aztecs wing Matt Shrigley makes Pope's ability to make jump shots all the more critical to SDSU's offense.)

#47 Devin Watson, USF (Watson made significant contributions (22% assist rate, 2.6% steal rate) as a freshman point guard. Expect his shooting to improve as a sophomore.)

#49 Ike Iroegbu, Washington State (With a 26% assist rate and solid jump shot, Iroegbu is Washington State's most efficient returning guard. With DaVonte Lacy graduating, look for him to take on an even larger role in the offense.)

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