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jazzdelmar
12-12-2014, 05:25 AM
Fran Fraschilla: Talented young bigs

For me, the big surprise is the emerging freshman big men who started the season under the radar. Utah's Jakob Poeltl (11.3 PPG, 9.3 RPG), a 7-foot freshman from Austria, is a tremendous athlete who is shooting 72.3 percent from the field for the No. 13 Utes. Purdue has an impressive 7-2 freshman, Isaac Haas (11.4 PPG, 5.4 RPG), who is as fundamentally sound a young player as you will find; he is shooting 66 percent from the field. Gonzaga's 6-foot-9 Domantas Sabonis, the son of the great international and NBA star Arvydas Sabonis, is the Zags' third-leading scorer (11.2 PPG) despite sharing time and coming off the bench. And finally, Seton Hall's Angel Delgado (8.5 PPG, 9.8 RPG) -- who grew up in the Dominican Republic but came to the United States in 2012 -- has helped the Pirates to a 7-1 start. These players weren't household names before the season started, but each has opened eyes with his play so far. -- Fran Fraschilla

What's next for the talented young big men: Utah's Poeltl and Gonzaga's Sabonis will face major challenges this weekend, as the Utes face Kansas and its big front line Saturday in Kansas City, while Gonzaga is at UCLA Saturday in its final significant hurdle before opening WCC play. Haas and Purdue have a tough nonconference matchup with Notre Dame (Dec. 20) before opening the Big Ten slate against Minnesota (Dec. 31). Seton Hall's most difficult remaining nonleague game is probably Georgia (Dec. 21), but Delgado & Co. have an arduous early Big East slate vs. No. 24 St. John's (Dec. 31), No. 7 Villanova (Jan. 3) and No. 15 Butler (Jan. 13) that will test their staying power. -- ESPN Insider

gonzagafan62
12-12-2014, 10:19 AM
Fran Fraschilla: Talented young bigs

For me, the big surprise is the emerging freshman big men who started the season under the radar. Utah's Jakob Poeltl (11.3 PPG, 9.3 RPG), a 7-foot freshman from Austria, is a tremendous athlete who is shooting 72.3 percent from the field for the No. 13 Utes. Purdue has an impressive 7-2 freshman, Isaac Haas (11.4 PPG, 5.4 RPG), who is as fundamentally sound a young player as you will find; he is shooting 66 percent from the field. Gonzaga's 6-foot-9 Domantas Sabonis, the son of the great international and NBA star Arvydas Sabonis, is the Zags' third-leading scorer (11.2 PPG) despite sharing time and coming off the bench. And finally, Seton Hall's Angel Delgado (8.5 PPG, 9.8 RPG) -- who grew up in the Dominican Republic but came to the United States in 2012 -- has helped the Pirates to a 7-1 start. These players weren't household names before the season started, but each has opened eyes with his play so far. -- Fran Fraschilla

What's next for the talented young big men: Utah's Poeltl and Gonzaga's Sabonis will face major challenges this weekend, as the Utes face Kansas and its big front line Saturday in Kansas City, while Gonzaga is at UCLA Saturday in its final significant hurdle before opening WCC play. Haas and Purdue have a tough nonconference matchup with Notre Dame (Dec. 20) before opening the Big Ten slate against Minnesota (Dec. 31). Seton Hall's most difficult remaining nonleague game is probably Georgia (Dec. 21), but Delgado & Co. have an arduous early Big East slate vs. No. 24 St. John's (Dec. 31), No. 7 Villanova (Jan. 3) and No. 15 Butler (Jan. 13) that will test their staying power. -- ESPN Insider

Thanks for posting that Jazz. nice stuff.

SWZag
12-12-2014, 10:26 AM
Thanks for sharing Jazz, good stuff.

For a moment, I thought we were talking about the previous DS - Stocks.

jazzdelmar
12-12-2014, 10:48 AM
Thanks for sharing Jazz, good stuff.

For a moment, I thought we were talking about the previous DS - Stocks.

Bite your tongue, SWZ. :)

gonzagafan62
12-12-2014, 12:57 PM
SABONIS’ FG STREAK ENDS
Freshman Domantas Sabonis saw his streak of 13 consecutive field goals come to an end against Arizona. He went nearly four games without missing. He made his final FG attempt against UGA, then went 6-for-6 against St. John’s and 6-for-6 against Southeastern Louisiana before missing in the second half at Arizona. His 36 field goals on the season don’t qualify him for NCAA stat rankings, but his .766 field goal percentage would rank first in the league and in the top five nationally.

----------From the gozags.com website.