Monday, December 26, 2011

D1 Nation Alumni: NCAA Top Performances

Christmas week was busy in many ways for the D1 Nation.  Our alumni had plenty of solid performances over the past week.  Have a heapin' helpin' of D1 Candy, here's our Sweet 16:

16. Tre Nicholls                Senior             G 5'11" Killeen                          Boise State
How about a shout out to my man, Tre Nicholls from the 254, repping K Town out in Boise.  He had 7 points and 3 assists vs Fresno State and will soon have his bachelor's degree in his pocket!
15. Travis Jones               Senior             G 6'6"   Georgetown                  Texas State    
Jones scored 8 points and had 5 rebounds vs Fordham.
14. Brandon Thompson  Junior             G 6'2"   San Antonio Stevens    Long Island
Thompson scored 8 points and had 5 rebounds in a win vs. St. Peter's

13. Eric McClellan       Freshman          G 6'4"   Austin                            Tulsa
McClellan is carving out a niche at Tulsa, scoring 12 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists vs Texas State.
12. Cory Jefferson       RS-Sophomore  F 6'10"  Killeen                           Baylor
Jefferson is part of NCAA College Basketball's most talented and deep front lines.  He had 9 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks vs Paul Quinn College in a mere 15 minutes of play.

11. TaShawn Thomas Freshman      F 6'8"  Killeen                                  Houston
Thomas contineus his excellent true freshman campaign as he had 9 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks in a win over Texas-San Antonio.

10. Cameron Catlett   Junior            G 6'4"  San Antonio Madison         Texas-Arlington
Catlett has become a solid player for the Mavs.  He had a 10 point, 6 rebound and 4 assist game vs Tulsa.

9. Deon Mitchell          Freshman      G 6'0" Pflugerville                           Northern Iowa
Mitchell is now running the show for the 11-1 Northern Iowa Panthers one of the country's top mid major teams. He had 13 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals vs Loras.
8. Royce O'Neale         Freshman     W 6'5" Harker Heights                    Denver
O'Neale has been a model of consistency as a true freshman on a surprisingly good Denver squad. He had 10 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals vs the Citadel.
7. Joel Smith                Junior           G 6'4"  Leander                                Northeastern
Smith turned in 3 solid performances this week as he chugs along to all conference honors.  He had 9 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists vs Princeton, 5 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists vs Louisiana Tech and then had 15 points and 2 steals vs North Carolina State.

6. Jason Brickman     Sophomore   G 5'11" San Antonio Clark              Long Island
Brickman is really beginning to lead his Blackbirds, notching a a double-double of 12 points and a whopping 11 assists vs Texas State.
5. Jordan Clarkson     Sophomore  G 6'5"    Converse Wagner               Tulsa
Clarkson had 14 points and 8 rebounds vs Texas-Arlington and then followed that up with a 14 point, 2 rebound effort vs. Creighton.

4. John Henson       Junior    F 6'10"    Round Rock (TX)/Tampa Sickles (FL)  North Carolina
Tar Heels fans have a lot of big names to root for, but don't sleep on Henson.  Enjoy him, you'll be watching him in the NBA next year.  John had 17 points, 11 rebounds and 7 blocks vs Nicholls State and in a marquee matchup had 14 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists vs the Texas Longhorns.
3. Andre Roberson      Sophomore  F 6'7"      Converse Wagner              Colorado
Roberson continues to build on his reputation as an almost automatic double-double guy.  He had 11 points and 16 rebounds vs Texas Southern and then killed it vs Cal State-Bakersfield with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks.
2. J.J. Avila                  Sophomore  F 6'7"      McAllen                              Navy
Avila continues to be the go to guy for the Midshipmen as he had a 21 point, 8 rebound game vs Presbyterian
1. Cameron Moore      Senior          F  6'10"    San Antonio Roosevelt     Alabama-Birmingham
Cameron had a nice game of 7 points and 9 rebounds vs VCU but it was his dominant 18 points and 16 rebounds, 5 block effort against Jacksonville that earned him D1 Nation's Alumni Player of the Week!