Breaking Down the Wahl’s In College Hoops: The Big Sky Conference

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We are now closing in on conference preview 9 of 32, the Big Sky Conference. I will be looking at three players that you need your undivided attention on this College Basketball season and in the future NCAA Tournament, the NIT, the CIT, etc. Enjoy!

Jordan Davis, Guard, Northern Colorado

  • Davis’s points per game is up 7 points per game from last year. This Senior from Las Vegas, is taking over this Bears team as the senior leader and has a 6-1 record with the only loss coming to #10 ranked Texas Tech and Jarrett Culver (see Big 12 look in).
  • The Free throw line has been Jordan’s friend this year. In the past, he has never been over 63% and this year he’s getting more opportunities at the line and a solid 80% free throw percentage. Free throws win ball games.
  • For being a smaller guard, Davis shows no fear. Throws dunks down with authority and not afraid at all to drive the lane.

Jamar Akoh, Forward, Montana

  • Despite a wrist injury he’s recovering from, Jamar has already posted a 22 point game which is great for a player that usually averaging 12 points per game.
  • In his last game against UC Irvine, you could tell his rebounding is back. I think he plays like a small school Jeronne Maymon, a bang bang player that will fight for every rebound and use that big body as leverage on his smaller defenders.
  • Montana again is the leader of the Big Sky to get to the NCAA tournament, Akoh must stay healthy in order to them to not miss out on the tournament.

Jerrick Harding, Guard, Weber State

  • Very consistent from the 3 point line at over 42%. His team has won every game this year when he makes at least half of his 3 pointers. Two 30 point games thru seven games is very impressive based on the strength of schedule Weber State has faced thus far.
  • Can be dangerous when he gets the opportunity to catch and shoot. Was the Big Sky leader in points per game last year and shoots with great poise.
  • Although shooting from outside is his main game, going to the hoop or getting you with his step back can make defenders be in nothing but awe. Has a great all around game.

Next Up: Headed back to the Southeast, the Big South Conference!

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