Breaking Down the Wahl’s in College Hoops: The American East Conference’s Big 3 to Watch

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Good evening! I told you there would be more College Basketball action. Starting today, I will be debuting three players to watch in each Division 1 conference. This way, when you see these names come up near tournament time, you know who they are cause Big Wahl told you all about them!

Elijah Olaniyi, Forward, Stony Brook

  • Incoming Sophomore, known as a "diamond" in the rough American East conference. Has a chance to catch the public eye this year with his very quick scoring ability.
  • Almost a 55% shooter last year from the 2 point line. Has the ability to slash inside and cause havoc.
  • Will need to improve on his free throws, shot better from the field last year than at the free throw line (53.4%).

Anthony Lamb, Forward, Vermont

  • 33% of his games went for at least 20 points last year. Shot extremely well against a dominant Kentucky team, which means he can play against the best of the best outside the American East.
  • Not great size, but has the ability to get inside with ease and can shoot the 3 pointer if needed.
  • Will see his full potential with a full season of games this year, will be something to watch in the American East to see if Lamb and Vermont can make another tournament run like in years past.
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John Carroll, Forward, Hartford

  • An Irish superstar, over 51% of his games last year went for at least 15 points, and 21% of his games went for 20+ points. Has shown great improvement in his shooting.
  • Has not had under 10 points in a game since January 21, 2018. Was scoring at will his whole Junior season, how much better can he get?
  • Can he lead the Hartford Hawks to a NCAA Tournament berth? They have a great chance this year with his leadership at the helm to get their 1st ever NCAA Tournament berth in Division 1.

Next up Tomorrow: The American Conference Preview

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