Everyone knows that Baylor has a tremendous backcourt. First team All-Big 12 guard Curtis Jerrels has led the team in scoring in all his 3 years with the Bears. Another senior guard, Henry Dugat, scores in double figures and shoots around 40% from downtown. Even sophomore LaceDarius Dunn is joining in on the scoring, leading the team through the first four games (17.3 ppg), including a game high 23 points in Baylor’s latest win against Jacksonville this past Monday.
The veteran team may even be more dangerous with one particular newcomer in the frontcourt. Freshman forward Quincy Acy (6-7 205lbs.) has looked very impressive early on. Ranked the 80th prospect by Rivals.com last year (and 22nd for forwards), Acy has seen a lot of playing time so far off the bench (20 minutes per game). The freshman from Mesquite, Texas has averaged 11.8 points a game so far, and for awhile it looked like he would never miss a shot. Acy set a Big-12 record to start a career when he made his first TWENTY SHOTS — the NCAA record is 25, set by American University’s Ray Voelkel in 1978. The first miss occurred 9 minutes into the first half of their fourth game. Dunks are the big man’s weapon of choice, as 11 of his first 20 came via the slam.
Video highlights of Baylor’s first week…Acy is #4
Acy’s big week landed him Big 12 Co-Rookie of the Week honors (for November 17-23rd).
Acy’s dunktastic style apparently earned him the nickname “The Cookie Monster” in high school, according to the Baylor Blog “Full Court Press”. To bad Jamine Peterson is being redshirted. We could have had the “Cookie Monster” vs. “Greedy” nickname showdown in the post.
Let’s just hope the McDermott, Kale, and Hanke bring extra cookies to Anaheim.
“Do you have Cookies!?!?!”