Top 30 Defensive Fantasy Studs

    
October 15th, 2006
Everyone is obsessed with players that score a lot of points, but everyone also knows defense wins Championships.  Here are thirty of the best defensive stat fillers in the country.  Players are ranked in order of their impressiveness.

 

Best Defensive Triple Threats (Score in double digits + Good combination of blocks/steals)

 

1. Kyle Hines (UNC-Greensboro): 19.3 PPG, 1.7 SPG, 2.8 BPG

2. Arturo Dubois (Manhattan): 15 PPG, 1.3 SPG, 2.4 BPG

3. Quinton Hosley (Fresno State): 18.6 PPG, 2.1 SPG, 1.1 BPG

4. Joakim Noah (Florida): 14.2 PPG, 1.1 SPG, 2.4 BPG

5. Richard Roby (Colorado): 17 PPG, 2.1 SPG, 0.9 BPG

6. Alan Wiggins, Jr. (USF): 14.1 PPG, 1.1 SPG, 2.1 BPG

7. Sefton Barrett (Central Michigan): 13.6 PPG, 1.4 SPG, 1.6 BPG

8. Majak Kou (Loyola, IL): 12.8 PPG, 1.6 SPG, 1.5 BPG

9. Justin Doellman (Xavier): 11 PPG, 1.6 SPG, 1.6 BPG

10. William Byrd (AR-Pine Bluff): 11.3 PPG, 1.1 SPG, 2.1 BPG

 

Best Tall Triple Threats (Score in double digits + Hit the boards + Blocks some shots)

 

1. Stephane Lasme (Massachusetts): 10.5 PPG, 7 RPG, 3.9 BPG

2. Bryant Dunston (Fordham): 16.1 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 2.4 BPG

3. Grant Stout (Northern Iowa): 11.8 PPG, 8.9 RPG, 2.4 BPG

4. Andrea Crosariol (Fairleigh Dickinson): 11.2 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 3 BPG

5. Jason Smith (Colorado State): 16.2 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 2.1 BPG

6. Ahmet Gueye (Hawaii): 12.2 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 2.5 BPG

7. Brian Cusworth (Harvard): 13.2 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 2 BPG

8. Michael Harrison (Colorado State): 12.4 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 2.1 BPG

9. Almaad Jackson (Alcorn State): 10.1 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 2.1 BPG

10. Jeffrey Simpson (North Texas): 10.5 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 2.4 BPG

 

Note: Shawn James (Duquesne) averaged 12.4 PPG, 7.6 RPG, and 6.5 BPG last year but is sitting out after transferring from Northeastern.

 

Best Small Triple Threats (Score in double digits + Shoot some threes + Steal some balls)

 

1. Oliver Lafayette (Houston): 15.7 PPG, 2.8 3-PT/game, 3.4 SPG

2. Ibby Jaaber (Penn): 18.2 PPG, 1.9 3-PT/game, 3.3 SPG

3. DJ Thompson (Appalachian State): 19.1 PPG, 3.3 3-PT FG/game, 2.7 SPG

4. Quinton Day (UMKC): 20.3 PPG, 2.7 3-PT FG/game, 2.8 SPG

5. Chris Lofton (Tennessee): 17.2 PPG, 3.8 3-PT FG/game, 2 SPG

6. Ricky Hickman (UNC-Greensboro): 18.7 PPG, 2.2 3-PT FG/game, 2.8 SPG

7. Rodney Stuckey (Eastern Washington): 24.2 PPG, 1.8 3-PT FG/game, 2.2 SPG

8. Gabe Pruitt (USC): 16.9 PPG, 2.7 3-PT FG/game, 2.2 SPG

9. Larry Blair (Liberty): 22.6 PPG, 2.1 3-PT FG/game, 2 SPG

10. Dontaye Draper (Charleston): 18.5 PPG, 2.2 3-PT FG/game, 2.2 SPG