We now are closing in on conference 2 of 32, the American Athletic Conference. I will be looking at three players that need to be watched this College Basketball season and potentially will be playing in the NCAA Tournament, NIT, this season. Enjoy!
Jeremiah Martin, Guard, Memphis
- Coming off a huge 8 points per game improvement from his Sophomore to Junior year, his Senior year should be a fun one, as I feel like Penny Hardaway is going to open up the playbook and give him more opportunities to shoot the ball, and get over 20 PPG this year.
- Has a great step back jumper that can be deadly from 3. Can finish in the lane with ease despite only being around 6'2. Not afraid to fight inside.
- 12, that's the number of 20 point games Martin had last year. With Penny's new offense, I don't see how that couldn't be improved along with the improvement of Memphis Basketball as a whole, to get back to the NCAA Tournament.
Quinton Rose, Guard, Temple
- A very tall two guard that is dual threat to not only get inside and score, but has improved every year on his 3 point shooting. I'd like to see his 3 point shooting percentage get near 40% this year, so he can be one of the best deep threats in the AAC.
- Can play against the biggest dogs. His best game was against last year's National Champs, Villanova. Also had great games against South Carolina and Wichita State.
- A player that if you can get him 10 shot attempts per game, he can make you pay, big time. Hope to see Temple shine in the NIT this year with Rose playing at his best.
Tacko Fall, Center, UCF
- New gameplan Golden Knights, feed Fall dunks under the rim. The tallest player in College Basketball is something interesting at 7'6 to watch. Quite the size advantage on your average 6'11 Center.
- I would like to see him develop a stronger post up move this year. There is no reason why he can't can't average 80% shooting from that 2-5 foot distance he's shooting in every single time.
- Tacko could be the difference of UCF this year, they have an opportunity to get an at large big in the NCAA Tournament with his power down low in the paint.
Next on Deck: Atlantic 10 Conference
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