Links 1.02.10

dave@friarblog —  January 2nd, 2010 4:01 PM
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NBE Basketball Report’s BIG EAST Mid-Season Awards

Two Friars mentioned here, with Greedy being one of the 10 contenders for 2nd Team Honors, and VIncent Council on the All-Freshman team.

Jamine Peterson, Providence- Another huge surprise this season, he has come out of nowhere to average 17.8 ppg, 10.9 ppg, and 1.4 spg. His rebounding totals are even more impressive when you realize that he is only 6′6″.

Vincent Council, Providence- The point guard has made an immediate impact with the Friars with 8.3 ppg and 3.3 apg, plus 9 of 17 three pointers.

Also, it was good that our home loss to Iona was not considered the worst loss!  That honor would go to our friends at Notre Dame in losing to Loyola Marymount.

Friar Basketball: Talent Upgrade to Come

The incoming ‘10 class is compared to the infamous ‘03 class of Dwight Brewington, Gerald Brown, and Jeff Parmer.  Before you throw your computer out the window and run away yelling and screaming, the parallels are mainly based on talent alone, and do not include character problems.   Whew.

The Truth About PC Basketball: Notes and Predictions for the Friars in Twenty Ten


January At A Glance: The Friars have an opportunity to erase some of the sting of the early losses, thanks to a relatively light start to Big East play. The team’s first game against a ranked Big East opponent doesn’t come until Jan. 27, its eighth conference game of the season, when it plays Connecticut.

Rutgers and DePaul should be winnable games, but I would hardly call Louisville, St. John’s, and Marquette “relatively light”.  I guess that’s your theory.

C Ray Hall, the redshirt senior who has been practicing with the team, got his first game action of the year Wednesday night, playing nine minutes. His line was all zeroes, except for one foul.

It would not have been all zeroes if taking charges or playing like a monster were official stats.

Storming the Floor: The God Shammgod Trophy List Watch

This season, we’ve inaugurated the first annual God Shammgod Trophy watch list. The trophy is to be awarded to the player who forms the nexus of humorous nomenclature and top-notch basketball skill, meaning “the best player with a funny name”.

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