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Saturday, October 9, 2010

No. 6 — New Mexico State junior center Hamidu Rahman

Rahman's continued conditioning could lead to a big year. Michigan State didn't have an answer for his size early in the second half, helping NMSU take the lead. His skill level around the basket has continued to improve throughout his career. He started last season getting all the post minutes he could handle. He started the year with six straight games in double figures. He had three double-double efforts during that time. He finished the season with seven double-doubles and he pulled down  a career-high 17 rebounds at Pepperdine. Rahman shot 55 percent from the floor, scoring 10.3 per game and his summer was no doubt spent working on the free throw line, where he was 52 percent, keeping him off the floor late in games. Rahman was fifth in the WAC with 8.2 rebounds per game and fourth with 1.44 blocks per game.

No. 10 — Nevada's frontcourt trio of forwards Olek Czyz, Dario Hunt and Malik Story
No. 9 — Boise State senior forward Daequon Montreal
No. 8 — Louisiana Tech junior forward Olu Ashaolu
No. 7 — Utah State senior center Nate Bendall

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love Rahman. I see another solid year from the big man. He's gonna give Greg Smith and Nate Bendall fits. If he can improve his free throw shooting, he could be dominant.

Greg Smith, TG, WM, Adrian Oliver, and Pooh Williams would be in my next 5. Not in that order.