College Basketball: Best of November
College basketball got off to a great start in November, here are the month’s top performers.
SO PG Darren Collison (UCLA): 13.2 PPG, 7.4 APG, 3.6 SPG
SR SG Jarrius Jackson (Texas Tech): 22.1 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 1.8 SPG
SR SF Morris Almond (Rice): 29.3 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 50.9 FG%, 83.3 FT%
SO PF Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina): 20.7 PPG, 9.7 RPG, 56 FG%
SR C Nick Fazekas (Nevada): 24.3 PPG, 13.3 RPG, 65.1 FG%
FR PG Tajuan Porter (Oregon): 21.8 PPG, 1.5 SPG, 4.8 3-PT/GAME
FR SG Daequan Cook (Ohio State): 17.3 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 56.3 FG%
FR SF Chase Budinger (Arizona): 19.4 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 60.9 FG%
FR PF Kevin Durant (Texas): 22.3 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 2.7 BPG, 90.9 FT%
FR C Darrell Arthur (Kansas): 15.9 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 2.4 BPG, 64.2 FG%
SR PG Jared Jordan (Marist): 20.3 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 8.7 APG, 1.9 SPG
SO SG Rodney Stuckey (EWU): 27.1 PPG, 4.3 APG, 91.5 FT%
SR SF A.J. Jackson (Robert Morris): 20.4 PPG, 9.6 RPG, 91.3 FT%
SR PF Mark Zoller (Penn): 21.2 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 2.3 SPG, 60.5 FG%
JR C Jason Smith (Colorado State): 17.8 PPG, 10.2 RPG, 2 BPG, 54.5 FG%
NOVEMBER TRANSFER PLAYER OF THE MONTH
JR SG J.R. Giddens (New Mexico): 20.4 PPG, 9 RPG, 50 FG%, 1.8 3-PT/GAME
Giddens finished up his first 2 years in Lawrence by having his calf slashed in a fight outside a bar last year, followed by a transfer from Kansas to New Mexico. All he has done for the Lobos is lead them to a 5-0 start and become a star in the process.
NOVEMBER COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE MONTH
JR PG Bo McCalebb (New Orleans): 24.6 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 2.3 SPG, 49.7 FG%
After injuring his wrist in the 4th game of the 2005-2006 season, McCalebb took a medical redshirt. He has come back stronger than ever this season, leading the Privateers in scoring in every game so far.