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Who else? Ellis leads rankings (again) in Orlando

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1 - Perry Ellis: Missed all three three-pointers and made just 3 of 7 from the line, but did everything else well on his way to the MVP trophy. Had 19 points and seven rebounds and averaged 19.3 points and 9 rebounds for the three-game tournament.

2 - Frank Mason III: Averaged 11.7 points and 5.7 assists in three standout performances in the Orlando Classic. Produced a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds to go with five assists in title game vs. Michigan State.

3 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Shot clock running out of gas, tightly guarded well beyond the three-point line, he rose up off the dribble and fired a three through the hoop to cut the deficit to one point heading into the locker room. Runs the floor so well, keeps the ball moving on offense and moves his feet great on defense. Nothing about the way he plays says teenager, yet he’s only 17. Totaled 11 points and four rebounds in 32 minutes.

4 - Cliff Alexander: Couldn’t get his shots to drop, but hit the boards hard at both ends and played strong defense. Totaled six points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots.

5 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Drove it hard to the basket, but couldn’t finish. Missed a dunk at the end of a baseline drive and finished 0 for 10 from the field and 0 for 3 from three. Struggled defensively initially but tightened it up as the game progressed, playing tough “D” and mixing it up inside. He had five rebounds.

6 - Jamari Traylor: Coach Bill Self was set to put Brannen Greene in the game for Traylor because he’s a better free-throw shooter. Self heard “Foul No. 31,” from the Michigan State bench and decided to leave Traylor in the game, telling him, “They’re going to foul you and you’re going to make them.” They fouled him and he made them.

7 - Landen Lucas: Did a better job of finishing scoring opportunities and totaled six points, three rebounds, two fouls and two turnovers in eight minutes.

8 - Devonté Graham: Committed three fouls in five minutes. Put up a runner, but it rimmed out.

9 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Missed his only shot and didn’t get back on defense.

10 - Brannen Greene: Had a rough first-half stretch in which two turnovers and a defensive lapse cost the team.

SEASON STANDINGS

Perry Ellis - 51

Cliff Alexander - 50

Wayne Selden Jr. - 47

Frank Mason III - 45

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 40

Jamari Traylor - 31

Devonté Graham - 27

Landen Lucas - 26

Brannen Greene - 25

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 15

Hunter Mickelson - 6

Comments

Ryan Zimmerman 7 years, 1 month ago

so what's the skinny on Oubre? Is he just having a hard time making the transition to college ball?

Daniel Francis 7 years, 1 month ago

'Self heard “Foul No. 31,” from the Michigan State bench and decided to leave Traylor in the game, telling him, “They’re going to foul you and you’re going to make them.” They fouled him and he made them.'

OK, that is such a great coaching move.... to accept the challenge the other bench threw at you. What a gutsy and genius move by Self. And Kudos to Traylor for stepping up to the challenge. That's why Self's teams are so mentally tough come March. They don't back down.

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