Wednesday, October 12, 2011

No. 5 — Nevada junior guard Malik Story

Story could be scary if he shows a little consistency in his second year at Nevada. Look at Nevada's WAC Tournament last year. He was 11 for 14, 6 for 6 from 3 for 34 points in a first round win over Fresno State. He was 9 for 16 and 3 for 9 for 22 points in the quarterfinal loss to New Mexico State. He seems like a volume shooter. His 400 field goal attempts last year were considerably more than anyone else on the team. Deonte Burton was second with 303. There wasn't as big a difference in conference play  but his 3-point attempts nearly doubled Burton and his percentage dipped from 39 percent to 30 percent. I think his role on this team is very clearly defined. He's not a good defender and when you have more turnovers than assists, I don't think it's a good sign. But I think he enters the season as the second best pure scorer behind Zane Johnson.

No. 6 — Hawaii junior center Vander Joaquim
No. 7 — Nevada senior forward Olek Czyz
No. 8 — New Mexico State senior point guard Hernst Laroche
No. 9 — Idaho junior center Kyle Barone
No. 10 — Utah State senior point guard Brockeith Pane


Anonymous said...

Jason no doubt Story needs to be more consistent as your point about him last year is accurate, but you have the wrong stat line for him in the loss NMSU. He was 9 for 16, and 3 for 9, for 22 points in that game.

Jason Groves said...

fixed. thanks