No surprise: Markieff earns top spot in ratings


1. Markieff Morris: Career-best performance for the sophomore power forward. Had 19 points, six rebounds and two steals.

2. Sherron Collins: Played a big part in guiding Markieff Morris into his big day by telling him he would be open because of the attention paid to Cole Aldrich and by letting him know the ball would be coming his way.

3. Xavier Henry: Scored 16 points and attempted just nine field goals, but played a little out of control at times.

4. Cole Aldrich: Blocked three shots, altered many others, had a dozen rebounds and scored just seven points, making 1 of 6 field goals.

5. Tyrel Reed: Didn’t turn it over and seemed to have a calming effect on the team when he was on the floor. Five points, two steals and an assist in 22 minutes came in handy.

6. Marcus Morris: Wasn’t hitting his shots and turned it over three times but did pick up nine rebounds in 26 minutes.

7. Tyshawn Taylor: Had three turnovers, which was three too many.

8. Elijah Johnson: Played four minutes, committed two personals and missed a wide-open three-pointer.

9. Thomas Robinson: Played one minute, committed a foul and missed a bunny.

The Keegan Ratings: Season Standings
1. Sherron Collins (58 points)
2. Xavier Henry (54 points)
3. Cole Aldrich (52 points)
4. Marcus Morris (46 points)
5. Markieff Morris (45 points)
6. Tyrel Reed (34 points)
7. Tyshawn Taylor (33 points)
8. Thomas Robinson (28 points)
9. Elijah Johnson (27 points)
10. C.J. Henry (4 points)
* — Note: C.J. Henry, though he is a walk-on, will be included in the Keegan ratings.


Scott Smetana 10 years, 1 month ago

I like your 'calming' effect of Tyrel, we need the RussRob mr. consistency players. I think Brady will add more of the same after we see TT turn it over. He only had 3?? it seemed like 5.

KU_Alumn_2000 10 years, 1 month ago

It seems like we're a little bit better team when Tyrel is playing over T. Taylor.

Xavier is great...but think he could use another year at ku.

Finally...want to give cred to we are muscular compared to other teams.

Dirk Medema 10 years, 1 month ago

It certainly is nice to see a quality player complimenting __, so that opponents have to pay for playing off and helping defend ___.

It's also interesting to see the groupings in the overall points. I wonder where Withey and Brady fit in come Dec/Jan.

Christopher Johnson 10 years, 1 month ago

Yes, PikesPeakSmitty, we will be even better with Brady. I was looking at the Keegan rankings and what I wouldn't have anticipated is that out of the top 5 players, only 2 are guards. I thought we were a talented guard heavy team coming into this year. The 3 bigs are stealing the show and that's GREAT! However, our guard play is scary. Outside of Sherron and Xavier, you never know who you can count on. Yes, Tyrel does seem to calm us down sometimes, but he also makes me nervous because he's inconsistent. Brady will add the experienced, calming, role player effect, but he will be the experienced guy that puts us over the top. I can't wait for him to come back! I think we'll see him starting some games. "Who woulda thunk it?" When Brady got his suspension, I thought he was done contributing for the season. It seems like he may be the missing link on this team if we have one at all.

KU_Alumn_2000 10 years, 1 month ago

Brady didn't seem to improve last year as the season progressed relative to others. As a matter of fact...toward the end of the season he seemed off his game. I like our chances with the Tyrel and his stability on the court. He's really starting to give us chemistry.

Ben Kane 10 years, 1 month ago

A) don't be counting on Brady to solve all our problems. If Conner can get his 3 to start falling consistently he could seriously cut into Brady's future minutes.

B) Sherron needs to force it a little less. More ball movement.

C) The improvement in the twins is just unbelievable.

D) TT had a good game and a great defensive game. BS goes defense first so don't expect his minutes to drop too much.

7 games, 7 different leading scorers. WOW

Drew Alan 10 years, 1 month ago

I'm pretty much in agreement, although I slotted Xavier ahead of Collins due to Collins lackluster shooting performance.

Conner will not cut into Brady's minutes at all. Conner hasn't seen the floor in the two most important games of the season, and it isn't because his shot isn't falling. Its because he doesn't have the quickness to defend quality division 1 basketball players. The actual rotation of players for "big" games is down to 9, with Johnson and Robinson in danger of losing their places once Morningstar and Withey are eligible.

Steve Brown 10 years, 1 month ago

this whole thing is funky what pts, do you get for being 1st place, and why are more points better. Should be like ranking less points the better.

Mk should get 1 point. SC gets 2 pts.

Points are bad...TT gets 7 pts. this game.

Low man wins...

Steve Brown 10 years, 1 month ago

are the total points the career or just this year (T in Cheek)

as if just this year, then the 4. & 5. are actually 2&3 move up the twins.

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