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Texas A&M Aggies – #8 Big 12 college basketball power rankings

Published on December 19, 2012 by Scott Shirley   ·   No Comments

Texas A&M

Coach: Billy Kennedy (1 seasons at Texas A&M 14-18) Overall 225-197, 14 years

2011-12: Record 14-18 overall, 4-14 in 12 ( 9th)

Starters Returning (2) Elston Turner, Ray Turner

Preseason Tournament: CBE Classic

Top Non-Conference Games: vs. Oklahoma

Transfer Out: Najj Hibbert (Garnder Webb), Jamal Branch (St. Johns)

Transfer In : Antwan Space (Florida State)

Early departure: Khris Middleton

Last season was a very disappointing season for the Aggies. There were picked in the top 20 and co-No.1 pick in the Big 12 with Kansas. However the team suffered a both of injuries and finished 9th in the Big 12. Coach Billy Kennedy also battle illness during the season. Now the Aggies are playing in the SEC. The good news they bring back their top scorer but they also lose 3 out of their top 5 scorers from last season.

Returning leader scorer Elston Turner (13. 8 ppg) returns on the wing. Turner did a little bit of everything for the Aggies last season. He is also by far the team’s best three point shooter. Leading the way in the frontcourt is Ray Turner (9.1 ppg). He lead the Aggies in rebounding and field goal percentage last season. Joining Turner up front is center Kourtney Roberson(4.6 ppg). Roberson missed most of last season with an injury. The top two options off the bench will be Keith Davis (1.4 ppg) and Daniel Alexander (2.4 ppg). Davis is the teams shot blocker. Watch out for JUCO transfer Andrew Young who will push Alexander and Davis.

The Aggies really lack inexperience in the backcourt as they bring in 4 new players to the program. The good news is they are very talented. The highest rated of those prospects is J- Mychal Reese. Look for him to start at point guard from day one. JUCO transfer Fabyon Harris will likely back him up. Look for another really highly rated freshman Alex Caruso to start at shooting guard. Providing the depth here will be freshman Shawn Smith and Jordan Green (3.4 ppg).

 

 

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