Sunday, March 2, 2008

Points Anyone?

This week has been the week of individual performances. You have 1 player score more then 50-points in a single game, 3 more score over 40-points in a game, and a couple more have 30+ scoring games. To me it is truly amazing to see a college basketball player score more then 30-points in a game, first off the games are only 40 minutes, and secondly 5 fouls and you’re out of the game. Amazing to see such good individual performances this week, especially since March Madness has officially begun. Below are my top 6 individual performances of the week.

Jack McClinton – A Junior from the University of Miami had a tremendous game this weekend. This guy went off from 3-point land in the second half, at one point he scored 14 straight points in the second half as Miami held off pesky Virginia. McClinton finished the game 7-12 from 3-point land and finished with a career high 34 points.

Sean Singletary – A Senior from University of Virginia (who is good friends with Jack McClinton). He said anything you can do I can do better! Talk about an individual performance this guy single handedly kept his team in the game, as he went off for a career 41 points in the 2-point loss at Miami.

Michael Beasley – Need I say more about this young diaper dandy, a bit of a whiner at times, Beasley for sure has lived up to his hype coming into College. The man child averages 26 points and 13 rebounds a game (not to shabby). Playing in a huge game at the University of Kansas, he was a one man team scoring 39 points and adding 11 rebounds in the loss at Kansas.

Robert Vaden – A junior guard from UAB caught fire in this weeks game against Texas El Paso. Finishing 9-12 from 3pt land and recording a remarkable 41 points. Not to mention his next game out yesterday continued with his hot hand scoring 30 points on 7-15 shooting, and a cool calm and collective 11-11 from the charity stripe.

Robert McKiver – A senior from University of Houston took 34 shot (yes your reading that correctly 34!!) The crazy part is he hit 17 of them, and 7 of those were from downtown. Pair that with a nice 11-12 from the foul line, and you get a grand total of 52 points. That’s good enough for the highest individual point total on the year. Congrats ROB!

Tyrese Rice – Boston College guard takes the cake for best performance in a game. I was lucky, and yes I got to watch this entire game, and I must add that in the first half Tyrese Rice on his own was killing the Tarheels. He went off for 34 points in the first half knocking down 8 three pointers in the first 20 minutes. The Eagles ended up losing the game, but that’s not before Rice finished with 46 a career high. His previous career high was 32 points which he took care of in the first half alone.

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