Malik Newman tops ratings for second night in a row, eliminates Kansas State
1 - Malik Newman: Well, what did you expect from a McDonald’s All-American? He certainly looked the part for the second night in a row, following a 30-point performance with a 22-point beauty that also featured six rebounds, four assists and three steals. He made 5 of 8 3-pointers and turned back three Kansas State second-half rallies with swished 3-pointers.
2 - Devonte’ Graham: Even with his shooting seemingly hindered by tired legs, Graham put his winning stamp on the game. He had a game-high eight assists and two steals and made all eight of his free throws to compensate for a 3-for-11 shooting night that included him missing all but one of his six 3-pointers.
3 - Silvio De Sousa: The team’s best rebounder played 19 minutes and totaled eight points and 11 rebounds. Has a long way to go as a defender and won’t get there this season, but really knows how to soar to get his hands on missed shots. Graham set him up with a beautiful lob from close range but he wasn’t ready for it and had to earn the two points at the free-throw line.
4 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Defenses are working hard at trying to deny him the ball, but he still managed to make 4 of 8 3-pointers to account for all of his points. Picked up just two rebounds and didn’t have an assist.
5 - Marcus Garrett: Turned a clever steal into a bucket and contributed eight points and five boards.
6 - Lagerald Vick: Had 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, three turnovers and two steals.
7 - Mitch Lightfoot: Struggled defensively against the stronger Makol Mawien (29 points in 34 minutes) and committed four fouls, but also had eight points, two offensive rebounds and two blocked shots.
8 - Sam Cunliffe: Played two minutes and committed a foul and a turnover.
1 - Devonte' Graham (297)
2 - Udoka Azubuike (248)
3 - Svi Mykhailiuk (249)
4 - Lagerald Vick (219)
5 - Malik Newman (216)
6 - Marcus Garrett (183)
7 - Mitch Lightfoot (156)
8 - Silvio De Sousa (56)
9 - Sam Cunliffe (44)