Evan Turner, Buckeyes Stoned in Morgantown

By Hans Hetrick

After a promising three game win streak and the seemingly complete restoration of Evan Turner, the Ohio State Buckeyes turned to stone in Morgantown Saturday against the West Virginia Mountaineers. Before Saturday, the Buckeyes looked destined to make a serious run at the Big Ten title, and the possibility of a deep run through March Madness grew with every Evan Turner explosion to the rim.

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2009-2010 Big East Basketball Preview: Part 5 of 5


by: David Kay

I have broken down each team from the Big East and where I think they will finish in the conference race.  Now, our week long Big East preview concludes with some post-season award predictions.

12 of the 16 players selected to the All-Conference teams have moved on from their college careers so there are plenty of new faces ready to make a name for themselves in the Big East.  There should also be a good crop of freshmen ready to make an immediate impact and gain national attention.  Here is part five of our Big East preview, make sure to check out the team-by-team breakdowns linked at the bottom of the page.  You can also check out individual scouting reports by clicking on certain players’ names.

Notre Dame Syracuse Basketball

All Big East First Team
(POY) Luke Harangody, Notre Dame
Greg Monroe, Georgetown
Scottie Reynolds, Villanova
De’Sean Butler, West Virginia
Lazar Hayward, Marquette

Second Team
Jeremy Hazell, Seton Hall
Wesley Johnson, Syracuse
Jerome Dyson, UConn
Devin Ebanks, West Virginia
Dominique Jones, South Florida

Third Team
Deonta Vaughn, Cincinnati
Ashton Gibbs, Pitt
Mike Rosario, Rutgers
Samardo Samuels, Louisville
Tory Jackson, Notre Dame


All-Freshman First Team
(FOY) Lance Stephenson, Cincinnati
Ater Mojak, UConn
Dominic Cheek, Villanova
Cashmere Wright, Cincinnati
Bilal Dixon, Providence

Second Team
Dante Taylor, Pitt
Peyton Siva, Louisville
Alex Oriakhi, UConn
Mouphtaou Yarou, Villanova
Hollis Thompson, Georgetown

Defensive Player of the Year

Devin Ebanks, West Virginia

Most Improved Player

Ashton Gibbs, Pitt

Villanova Basketball

Coach of the Year

Jay Wright, Villanova

Other sportsbank.net Big East Previews/Power Rankings
Teams 13-16 (Rutgers, South Florida, Providence, DePaul)
Teams 9-12 (Notre Dame, Pitt, Marquette, St. John’s)
Teams 5-8 (Syracuse, Louisville, Cincinnati, Seton Hall)
Teams 1-4 (Villanova, West Virginia, UConn, Georgetown)

2010 NBA Draft Rankings: Small Forwards


By Paul M. Banks and David Kay, Walter Football

# 1  Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest

Height: 6-9. Weight: 215. Year: So.
Projected Selection: Top 10.
’08-’09: 12.9 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 1.2 bpg, 51.6 FG%, 67.2 FT%, 16.9 3-PT%

#2 Evan Turner, Ohio State

Height: 6-7. Weight: 205. Year: Jr.
Projected Selection: mid-late lottery.
’08-’09: 17.3 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 4.0 apg, 50.3 FG%, 78.8 FT%, 44.0 3-PT%

#3 Devin Ebanks, West Virginia

Height: 6-9. Weight: 205. Year: So.
Projected Selection: late lottery.
’08-’09: 10.5 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 2.7 apg, 47.0 FG%, 70.0 FT%, 12.5 3-PT%

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