Jalen Suggs, Gonzaga Now projected as the No. 18 pick in 2021 per ESPN.com, Suggs scored 17 of his 24 points in the second half and added eight assists with just one turnover as No. 1 Gonzaga handily defeated No. 6 Kansas, 102-90, on Thursday in the Fort Myers Tip-Off. And he did all that while being guarded by Marcus Garrett, the reigning national defensive player of the year. It’s not out of the realm of possibility to imagine Suggs playing a big part in a national championship run by the Zags and then getting chosen in the lottery. by choosing his home-state school over Auburn, Kentucky, Memphis and Michigan and the NBA G League. Now the projected No. 16 pick in 2021 per ESPN, he had 11 points and 10 rebounds with 5 turnovers in Texas’ season-opener, making headlines with this dunk. still flirting with Michigan after committing to Illinois in November, but coach Brad Underwood eventually landed him on campus. And it’s a good thing he did. Miller scored 19 points in the first half on Wednesday in his Illinois debut and then broke the program record for most points by a freshman in their first game, finishing with 28. On Thursday, Miller went for 15 in a rout of Chicago State. told me in February. “He’s as good a passer as I’ve seen at the high school level. “I’ve compared him to Trae Young a little bit in that area. He doesn’t shoot it like Trae yet but [he] has uncanny vision.”
Cade Cunningham, ladies and gentlemen.— ESPN (@espn) November 25, 2020
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Josh Christopher, Arizona State The 6-5 Christopher teased Michigan fans before pledging to Bobby Hurley and the Sun Devils in April. After putting up 11 points and 4 rebounds against Rhode Island on Wednesday, Christopher went for 28 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists as No. 18 Arizona State lost to No. 3 Villanova in the Empire State Classic final on Thursday. He’s a human highlight reel and is now projected at No. 11 in the ESPN mock draft.
Andre Curbelo 💯🔥🇵🇷— PURBASKET (@purbasket1) November 27, 2020
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Cliff Omoruyi, Rutgers The highest-rated recruit to choose Rutgers in more than a decade, the 6-11 Omoruyi went for 14 points and 11 rebounds while putting on a dunkfest in Rutgers’ season-opening win against Sacred Heart on Wednesday. Omoruyi chose Rutgers in March over Auburn and Arizona State, opting to stay home in New Jersey in part because of the pandemic. Now he’s one of the most exciting players Rutgers has had in recent memory.
Josh Christopher with 12 points early for the Sun Devils 👀 pic.twitter.com/KYHFdc4mq2— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 27, 2020
Cam Thomas, LSU The 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Oak Hill (VA) Academy chose LSU over UConn, Auburn and UCLA last November. In Thursday’s win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, Thomas scored 27 points on 10-of-21 shooting with four 3-pointers along with two assists and two steals.
Cliff Omoruyi is a dunk machine. He flew for this one. pic.twitter.com/1QzAzZ3Xy7— Brian Fonseca (@briannnnf) November 26, 2020
Day’Ron Sharpe, UNC In a 79-60 win over College of Charleston on Wednesday the 6-10 former Montverde (FL) Academy big man finished the game with a double-double scoring 13 points on 4-of-8 shooting and grabbing 10 rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench. ESPN has him at No. 22 in its mock draft.
Cam Thomas (@24_camthomas), the former @OscarSmithHigh standout who later starred for Oak Hill, scores 27 points in his college debut for @LSUBasketball.— Adam Winkler (@AdamWinkSports) November 27, 2020
When featured Cam in May, he told us he wants to be a Hall of Famer.https://t.co/Fgc8VblhGe @WTKR3pic.twitter.com/9jzCsrDVPS
Dawson Garcia, Marquette The Big East Preseason Freshman of the Year went led Marquette with 19 points, 4 assists and 4 rebounds in the season-opener against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. He went 5-of-8 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line while flashing an ability to facilitate and board. Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter Follow ZAGSBLOGHoops on Instagram And Like ZAGS on Facebook
Feels like Day’Ron does several positive things pic.twitter.com/yLF49he7ZG— Dadgum Box Scores (@dadgumboxscores) November 26, 2020