We are now closing in on conference preview 14 of 32, The Horizon League. I will be looking at three players that you need your eyes on this College Basketball season and in the future NCAA Tournament, the NIT, the CIT, etc. Enjoy!
Drew McDonald, Forward, Northern Kentucky
- McDonald last year was also a threat for the Norse last year. Probably the best shooting big man I’ve seen (40%) which is a large improvement from last year.
- You can’t sleep on 31 twenty point games in his career at Northern Kentucky. This kid can score at will.
- A proven winner, whenever he shoots over 64% his squad of Norse is 23-4 in his great career with the Norse which will have a great shot at the NCAA tournament again this year.
Camron Justice, Guard, IUPUI
- For Justice, transferring away from Vanderbilt was a smart move. The Kentucky native was rarely called upon with the Commodores and has been a great spark for the Jaguars, averaging 20 points per game thus far this year.
- In just his first year as a Jaguar, Justice already in 14 games has 9 games of 20 points or more. Spectacular for a player that only had about 1 point per game in the SEC. Was Mr. Basketball in the state of Kentucky. Great to see his utilization translate well to a Mid Major such as IUPUI.
- When Camron is hot from the 3 point line (50% or higher) the Jaguars are 4-1 this year. If he can keep it up, Jaguars could be having some post season play in their future as we start 2019.
Sandy Cohen III, Guard, UW-Green Bay
- Similar to Justice, Cohen has had success from making the move to a Mid Major in the Phoenix from Marquette. The Wisconsin native was heavily recruited by Marquette out of high school but has been averaging over 16 points per game since he joined UWGB.
- An improvement from last year thus far from the 3 point line at just outside 40%. Plays the hybrid guard/forward position very well.
- Although Cohen is a hybrid guard/forward, the fact that he’s had at least 6 rebounds in 9 of his 14 games this year is a great look for the Phoenix at Horizon League play has opened up.
Next On Deck: Headed to the Northeast, to the Ivy League.