Saturday, December 31st, 2011

#40 Harvard : College Basketball Countdown

Published on October 25, 2011 by Scott Shirley   ·   No Comments

College basketball is right around the corner. Games will be starting in a month or so, and practices are starting soon. College basketball might be the only game in town, which will give even more attention to the college game. I can’t wait for this upcoming season.

Here at Roundballchat I will release my top 100 teams for the 2011-12 college basketball season. I will start at 100 and count my way down. I will rank all the 74 programs in the six major conferences, as well as 26 mid majors in my top 100 countdown. This month I will continue my college basketball previews with top players and match ups and much more; I am just finishing my conference power rankings.

Who will put at number 1? North Carolina or Kentucky or maybe a surprise stay tuned to Roundballchat for the next month to find out.

# 40 Harvard

Coach: Tommy Amaker(Four seasons at Harvard 66-51), overall 243-189, 14 years

2010-11 Record: 23-7 overall, 12-2 in Ivy (Tie/1st)

Starters Returning (5) Brandyn Curry, Oliver McNally, Christian Webster, Kyle Casey, Keith Wright

Harvard was one game away from reaching the NCAA tourney, but that didn’t happen. Now they bring back every player from last year’s 23-win team. Center Keith Wright (14.8 ppg) is the returning Ivy League Player of the year. He almost averaged a double double last season. Joining him upfront is the very athletic Kyle Casey (10.7 ppg). He was the conference’s Rookie of the Year last season. Harvard has ton of depth in the frontcourt. The depth will come from Andrew Van Nest (2.1 ppg), Ugo Okam (.6 ppg), Jeff Georgatos (1.2 ppg), and freshman Kenyatta Smith and Wesley Saunders. Smith has the most talent of the bunch. Christian Webster (13 ppg) can shoot it and drive to the rim at the three position. Backing Webster are Dee Giger and freshman Jonah Travis. Brandyn Curry (9.3 ppg) is a very heady point guard that knows how to involve his teammates. Shooting guard Oliver McNally (10.1 ppg) is the teams best three-point shooter percentage wise. Laurent Rivard (11 ppg) knows how to score coming off the bench. Providing the depth in the backcourt are Matt Brown (1.4 ppg), and freshman Corbin Miller and Alex Nesbitt.

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