Look, let me preface this, while Gonzaga has been a premier program at the mid-major level, I refuse to believe they are a true mid-major team. I have no clue why they aren’t in the PAC-12 or a league like that yet but even so, they will not have any players on the list. Before getting into the list, make sure to follow @Sean02MTM on Twitter as there I will continue to provide content on a daily basis. Thanks for taking the time to read this list and without further ado, here are my Top 100 mid-major players for the 2020-21 season.
1. Jalen Crutcher Dayton SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 15.1 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 4.9 APG
Crutcher has All-American level upside this season upcoming season, being the star of a Dayton team that may have just won the whole thing last season, he returns as one of the top players in the sport. He’s super efficient, he shot 46% from the field, and 42% from three, he’s a great passer and in general, he is everything you’d want in a Point Guard and he will be given more chances to make a big impact at the A10 level.
2. Jacob Gilyard Richmond SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 12.7 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 5.7 APG, 3.2 SPG
The Senior Guard is one of the better players in the country for the Best non-Gonzaga Mid-Major. He had a ridiculously underrated 2019-20 season, he did it all and wasn’t recognized far enough. He had 3.2 steals per game, he also shot 46% from the field, 36% from three, and while he’s 5’9 and people probably will doubt him because of it, he has a bright future ahead of him
3. Terry Taylor Austin Peay SR Forward
2019-20 stats: 21.8 PPG, 11 RPG, 1.4 APG
Once again I reiterate Terry Taylor, did not and still does not have a page on 247SPORTS or Rivals. Still, the reigning OVC player of the year still isn’t getting the respect he very well deserves. He shot 55% from the field, which is a super-efficient, which is something that should continue this year.
4. Colbey Ross Pepperdine SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 20.5 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 7.2 APG, 1.1 SPG
Ross is simply incredible for Lorenzo Romar’s squad. The team that’s probably 2nd best team in the WCC is the Waves who are led by Ross, who is also testing the draft waters but probably will be back to try to get them to the tournament for the first time since 2002.
5. Jason Preston Ohio JR Guard
2019-20 stats: 16.8 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 7.4 APG, 1.4 SPG
Preston is a great player and one of my favorites in the nation to watch, to be quite honest. He was another guy that was a super late-bloomer but now he’s 6’4″ and he’s a great and efficient shooter at 51% from-the-field, 40% from three. He’s a great rebounder, amazing passing vision, and decent enough defender. His offense is simply incredible he turns the ball over too much at 3.2 times per game but you can live with that based on what else he does.
6. Jalen Pickett Siena JR Guard
2019-20 stats: 15.1 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 6.0 APG, 1 SPG
The 6’4″ Point Guard from Rochester NY has had two incredible seasons for the Saints and is one of the least talked about stars In all of College Basketball, not just Mid-Major’s. He’s a do-it-all guard who needs to be a National Name, he was the 2019-20 MAAC Player of the year.
7. Jhivvan Jackson UTSA SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 26.8 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 2.4 APG, 1.4 APG
The Roadrunners were one of the most disappointing teams this season in my eyes, they went 13-19, which is brutal compared to what I thought they would do. Jackson was the 2nd leading scorer in the country, only trailing Markus Howard of Marquette, he’s a High-Volume shooter, with 41% from the field, 35% from three, that’s not elite from the field but it is hard to ignore the production.
8. Tre Mitchell UMass SO Center
2019-20 stats: 17.7 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.9 APG
Mitchell in his Freshman season was unreal, he shot 48% from the field, 33% from three, to go along with it just an insane season for Mitchell. Look for him to improve upon that and help UMass contend for a Tournament bid.
9. Ahsan Asadullah Lipscomb JR Center
2019-20 stats: 18.6 PPG, 10.1 RPG, 3.9 APG, 1.2 BPG, 1.2 SPG
Asadullah had a great-sophomore season and he really turned it on late in the year, he had 27, 40, and 22 points in his 3 ASUN Tournament games, before losing to Liberty in the Championship. Asadullah is a 6’8″ 265-pound lefty, who uses his strength to get to the hoop and shot 52% from-the-field.
10. Jordan Goodwin Saint Louis SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 15.5 PPG, 10.4 RPG, 3.1 APG, 2.1 SPG
Goodwin is an incredible all-around player, he’s the best rebounding guard in the Nation and can really get to the bucket and an insanely good defender. His biggest issues? Free-Throw and 3-Point-Shooting, 28% from three, and 53% from the line both need to be improved but outside of that, he’s a fantastic player in the A10.
11. Tevin Brown Murray State JR Guard
2019-20 stats: 17.9 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 3.7 APG, 1.2 SPG
The current Murray State star an incredible scorer and shooter. Brown shot 44.7% from the field, and 41% from three. He really took over following Ja Morant’s departure and became one of the best players in the OVC.
12 .Marreon Jackson Toledo SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 19.8 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 5.4 APG, 1.5 SPG
Jackson shot 40% from the field, and 36% from three, which was really efficient. Jackson has had a super successful career for the Rockets and he looks to replicate that in his Senior Season, he dropped 20+ in 15 games this season that’s elite level scoring right there and hit the 30-point mark four different times with a season-high of 37, PreSeason MAC POTY.
13. Isaiah Miller UNC-Greensboro SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 17.6 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 3.1 APG, 2.8 SPG
Miller is a 6’0″ guard who’s an elite defender, super-athletic, and does it all except shooting from deep. He shot 23.5% from three last season, and 54.1% from the charity stripe, that’s pretty brutal and needs to improve for him to become a better player but he definitely can. He’s also the reigning SOCON POTY.
14. Ben Stanley Hampton JR Forward
22.7 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.5 BPG
Stanley shot 57% from the field, and 33% from three this past season for Hampton. Stanley is a great player in the Big South, his name is also in the draft but he’s likely going to withdraw. He’s a great player though and had one of the biggest breakout seasons of anyone in all of the College Basketball last season going from 4 PPG to 22 PPG.
15. Nate Darling Delaware SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 21.1 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 2.8 APG
Darling also enjoyed quite the break-out season for the Blue Hens, he had 44-39-85 for his percentages not quite 50-40-90, which is elite at all but it’s close and he deserves respect for that. He’s also in the draft for the moment but should be back for Delaware, they’ll be a-top the CAA this season.
16. Eli Scott Loyola Marymount SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 15.5 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 4.3 APG
Scott is a really good player, last year he shot 52% from-the-field, 29% from three, he’s a 6’6″ 245-pound guard. He’s a big-bodied guard but he’s super talented and strong. He played with the Ball Brothers in High School at Chino Hills HS, so many probably know him from that but he’s building his own brand.
17. Loren Cristian Jackson Akron SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 19.8 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 4.5 APG
What a Junior campaign for the 5’8″ guard, he shot 46% from the field, 42% from three, 87% from the line, while being a great distributor of the ball those are things that make height not important. The simple Basketball skill and instincts are what he has and he absolutely should make it to the league or scouts aren’t doing their job correctly.
18. Justin Turner Bowling Green SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 18.8 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 2.5 APG
Turner entered the transfer portal following the conclusion of the season, he opted to return to BGSU for his Final Season rather than go to Marquette or Iowa State, honestly probably a good choice, and he will be a force in the MAC once more.
19. Mason Faulkner Western Carolina SR, Guard
2019-20 stats: 17.7 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 6.1 APG, 1.2 SPG
Faulkner is a very-good overall player who led the Catamounts to a 19-Win season, his efficiency leaves a lot to be desired at 40% from-the-field, and 31% from-three but does most things well so I feel good with him here.
20. Jordyn Adams Austin Peay SO Guard
2019-20 stats: 17.4 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 2.1 APG
Adams is a pure-scoring guard and he excels in that role. He shot 42% from-the-field isn’t bad at all, and 37% from three is very good, he did all that as a Freshman, he’ll continue to develop as a player going alongside Terry Taylor.
21. Charles Bassey Western Kentucky JR Center
2019-20 stats: 15.3 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 1.3 APG, 1.6 BPG
I am a huge Charles Bassey fan he’s one of my favorite players in College Hoops, but he tore his ACL in a game earlier this season and I want to see how he recovers. If he’s the same as he was pre-injury, 22 on this list doesn’t do him justice, but I feel like it’s fair at the moment.
22. Derrick Alston Jr Boise State SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 17.3 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 3.1 APG
Alston Jr is testing the waters and would maybe be drafted but odds are pretty high that he’s back for Coach Leon Rice next season and he has a chance to be an absolute star and cement his name in College Basketball.
23. Matt Mitchell San Diego State SR Forward
2019-20 stats: 12.2 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 1.7 APG, 1.1 SPG
Mitchell is a guy who’s stats are going to be worse than other guys this high on the list, but I’m more-so projecting out for him. Malachi Flynn is gone, Yanni Wetzell is gone, they’ll need someone to pick up some scoring and Mitchell will, he shot 46% from the field, and 39% from three. He’s a solid defender and will continue to develop and could average nearly 20 points per game this season.
24. Jayvon Graves Buffalo SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 17.1 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 2.5 APG
In Graves’ first-season being a starter, replacing C.J. Massinburg he turned in a great season while shooting 42% from the field, and 36% from deep. He was previously known as a shooter, now he’s a do-it-all kind of guy.
25. Hasahn French Saint Louis SR Forward
2019-20 stats: 12.4 PPG, 10.4 RPG, 2.3 APG, 2.6 BPG
French is a special talent who’s so strong at getting to the hoop and an amazing defender. He’s limited offensively and there were points last season where the opposing team seemed like they wanted to foul him rather than getting a comfortable shot off with his left hand because he shot 32% from the line last season. 32% is brutally bad, he missed 104 free throws this season, he missed more than double the amount he made. That’s so many points left at the line, if he could improve upon that, he could be an elite talent.
26. Bones Hyland VCU SO Guard
2019-20 stats: 9.0 PPG, 2.2 RPG, 1.8 APG
Bones Hyland shot 43% from the field and an impressive 43% from three. Hyland was very good as a Freshman but mostly showcased his shooting ability, he’s much more than that, without Marcus Evans, Isaac Vann, Deri’ante Jenkins, Mik’ael Simms, Marcus Santos-Silva, they need someone to pick up the scoring punch and Nah’Shon “Bones” Hyland will play a big role this season and that’s why I have him all the way up here on the list
27. A.J. Green Northern Iowa JR Guard,
2019-20 stats: 19.7 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 3.0 APG
Green shot 41% From the field and 39% from three. He is a pure scorer and that’s what you get with Green, he’s a future Pro and will lead the Panthers to an incredible year this year. He’s of the most exciting players to watch in the sport every time he shoots, it looks like it’s in.
28. Ibi Watson Dayton SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 10.1 PPG, 2.4 RPG, 1.3 APG
Watson was great for the Flyers this past season, he shot 49% from the field, 39% from deep. Watson is really good and poised for a huge season with the losses of Trey Landers, Obi Toppin, and Ryan Mikesell. Watson who started at Michigan and left following their 2017-18 Championship game loss.
29.Ryan Daly St Joe’s SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 20.6 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 4.3 APG
Ryan Daly is a good player who shoots 42.5% from the field, and 31% from three which isn’t good, and his team is terrible they won 6 games last season and I’m just imagining if they were actually half-decent his stats would drop-off and that had to account for something, but he individually is a very good player.
30. Antoine Davis Detroit Mercy JR Guard
2019-20 stats: 24.3 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 4.5 APG, 1.7 SPG
Davis is an elite scorer but only shot 38% from the field and 31% from three. Davis scorers a lot and is a good overall player, but he’s really Detroit Mercy’s only good player and it shows with how much he shots but that makes him inefficient that’s why he comes in this low on the list. that efficiency is a real-problem and makes you wonder how good he really is.
31. Douglas Wilson South Dakota State ST Forward
2019-20 stats: 18.6 PPG, 6.4 RPG
Wilson the 6’7 was great for the Jackrabbits last season in the first season of the post-T.J. Otzelberger/Mike Daum Era. Wilson is a legitimate star in the Summit League.
32. Justin Bean Utah State JR Forward
2019-20 stats: 11.9 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 2.1 APG, 0.7 BPG, 1.5 SPG
One of the top Glue Guys in College Basketball, he’s a very good up-and-coming player in college basketball and will continue to ascend in the National Ranks. He can do-it-all, he’s not a better player than Neemias Queta but right now he’s a better player but what a duo those 2 are together.
33. Matt Haarms BYU SR Center
2019-20 stats: 8.6 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 2.0 BPG
I don’t know honestly this is and will be the toughest player on this entire list to place, he was fine at Purdue, not elite and was often outplayed by the other big-man Trevion Williams and for a 7’3″ guy he just doesn’t play big at all, it’s almost like he doesn’t know he’s 7’3.” Maybe Mark Pope who had Yoeli Childs last season can use him in a similar way. If he plays up-to-his size he can be great but if not he’ll continue to be average, but just since he dropped from the best conference in the sport to WCC he could be very good.
34. A.J. Wilson George Mason SR Forward
2019-20 stats: 12.2 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 2.9 BPG
Wilson started his career at JUCO but is a very good defender, he’s a solid scoring forward who can have quite the Senior Season. He was up-and-down scoring-wise but showed his potential, notably having 24 against St Joe’s in the last game of the season.
35. Jacob Davison Eastern Washington SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 18.4 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 2.8 APG
Davison was a great player for the Eagles this season, he was super-efficient at 45% but shooting could definitely improve from 32%, he shot 41% from three his Freshman Season, the Eagles should be Big Sky Favorites in 2020-21.
36. Taveion Hollingsworth Western Kentucky SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 16.6 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 2.7 APG, 1.3 SPG
Hollingsworth averaged 47% from the field, 30.8% from three, Hollingsworth has led the Hilltoppers to a C-USA regular-season championship. He’s a very talented scorer and made nearly half his shots during the season, but his three-point percentage drops him on this list.
37. Obadiah Noel UMass-Lowell SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 18.2 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 2.7 APG, 1.7 SPG
Lowell was one of the least talked about Mid-Major stars last season, he shot 48% from the field, 40% from three. UMass-Lowell as a team was pretty bad but having Noel develop the way he did is a bright spot for this season.
38. Cam Krutwig Loyola Chicago SR Center
2019-20 stats: 15.1 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 4.2 APG, 1.2 SPG
Krutwig is a huge individual both physically and what he does on the court, he’s just a big dude 6’9″ 255-pound lefty. He can do-it-all great back-to-the-basket guy, rebounder, passer, he’s an outstanding player and will do it once again for the Ramblers.
39. Loudon Love Wright State SR Forward
2019-20 stats: 15.9 PPG, 9.7 RPG, 1.4 APG, 1.5 BPG
Love is the reigning Horizon League player of the year is a very talented player he gets back-to-the-basket and uses his strength to score, shoots 48% from the field but a good majority are at the basket so that should be a bit higher, but the Raiders will be down this season losing Cole Gentry, Bill Wampler but Love will have a great season
40. Phlandrous Fleming Jr Charleston Southern SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 17.7 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 3.8 APG, 1.5 SPG
He’s a super-talented overall player, he’s 6’4″ but can really do it all. Great scorer, defender, rebounder, solid-passer, he’s going to have a huge season in the Big South and should become a National Name.
41. Nick Sherod Richmond SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 12.7 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 1.6 APG
Sherod is an elite scorer and that’s his role for this Richmond team while averaging 12 points per game may not seem like a lot, he’s probably Richmond’s best pure scorer. He shot 45% from the field and 43% from deep. With Gilyard’s passing ability he can be able to find Sherod open from beyond-the-arc often.
42. Javion Hamlet North Texas SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 14.6 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 4.6 APG
Hamlet was another tough one to rank, due to him being so efficient. He shot 49% from the field, and 41% from three, but he will be given the main role and will be a high-volume guy from North Texas this season as Umoja Gibson transferred to Oklahoma
43. Grayson Murphy Belmont JR Guard
2019-20 stats: 9.8 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 6.2 APG, 2.6 SPG
Murphy had an incredible season for the Bruins this season, he did everything at a high-level also shot 52% from-the-field, and 33% from three. Murphy is one of the least talked about great players in the game, I’m sure many reading this didn’t know how good he was last season. Murphy and Nick Muszynski will continue to be a force in the OVC going forward.
44. Fatts Russell Rhode Island SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 18.8 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 4.6 APG, 2.9 SPG
Look I’m lower than most on Fatts is he a good player? Definitely, but his 38% shooting from the field, leaves so much to be desired, he vastly improved to 35% from three this past season up from 22% a season ago. At this point, he kind of is what he is, a high-volume shooter who is inefficient but can rack up points sometimes.
43. Bryson Williams UTEP SR Forward
2019-20 stats: 17.8 PPG, 7.2 RPG
Williams in his first year as a member of the Miners’ team. He had a really good season, he’s 6’8″ and shot 49.9% from the field, and can-stretch and shoot the three at a 35% clip. He’s a pure scoring wing at true-form although he’s not exactly used like that at UTEP.
45. Kyle Lofton St Bonaventure SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 14.1 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 6 APG, 1.4 SPG
Lofton is a solid scorer, good at getting to the hoop, shooting 42% from the field, and 33% from-deep which is solid but could be improved upon definitely, he’s a good defender, elite facilitator you can’t teach his kind of instincts.
46. Grant Golden Richmond SR Forward
2019-20 stats: 13.4 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 3.4 APG
Golden Is a great player who took a slight step-back scoring this season went from 17.1 PPG to 13.4 points. I think his true talent is somewhere in the middle, he’s a very good player who was hampered by an Ankle Injury early-in-the season and that is the type of injury that can linger. He should have a great season for the Spiders.
47. Kellan Grady Davidson SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 17.2 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 2.5 APG
Grady is a great player a pure-scorer, he shot 46% from the field, 37% from three, but here’s the thing, he had 18 points per game in his freshman season. He led the Cats to the tournament before losing to a Kentucky team with guys like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kevin Knox. His scoring has been consistent at 17 the past two seasons, I just think the standards for him were set too high following his Freshman Season so people feel like he hasn’t lived up to potential, but in reality, he’s been awesome.
48. Blake Francis Richmond SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 17.7 PPG, 2.2 RPG, 2.0 APG, 1.1 SPG
Francis is a pure-scorer and good defender, he shot 41% from the field, and 36% from deep last season and is the kind of guy if you need a basket you go to him for a three and make them nearly 40% of the time.
49. Zach Cooks NJIT SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 19.7 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 2.2 APG, 1.8 SPG
Cooks is a 5’9″ guard who is a super high volume shoot, but inefficient with 40% from-the-field, 30% from three. That’s part of the issue with some of these guys have a lot of points but they come on so many attempts that it hampers the overall number
50. David Jenkins Jr UNLV JR GUARD
2018-19 stats at South Dakota State 19.7 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 1.5 APG
One of the better pure scorers in the Nation, he sat last season after transferring to South Dakota State and followed his coach T.J. Otzelberger to UNLV. He was alongside one of the better players and Top-10 all-time scorer in Mike Daum, I think that may have helped Jenkins a bit, but I feel like he can be a true point guard rather than a two-guard. he shot 45% from the field and for three in 2018-19 for the Jackrabbits, he will be great for the Runnin’ Rebels this season.
51. Jordan Schakel San Diego State SR Forward
2019-20 stats: 10.0 PPG, 3.4 RPG
When I say elite-shooter Jordan Schakel is that a 6’6″ wing who shot 43% from deep, 92% from-the-line will take on a bigger role this season without Malachi Flynn and Yanni Wetzell. He can be more than a shooter, but even if he does shoot a lot of three’s he can really good season. He has one of those Jumpers where it looks like it’s good every single time.
52. Amari Davis UWGB SO Guard
2019-20 stats: 15.9 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 1.5 APG, 1.0 SPG
Davis is a really talented guard definitely he’s super-efficient and will be a star this season. My two issues with him are that he should distribute the ball more and learn how to shoot, he made literally 0 three-pointers last season, that may work for Ben Simmons, but Davis needs to at least be serviceable from three, he’s my preseason Horizon League Player of the year though.
53. Kameron Langley NC A&T SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 9.4 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 8.0 APG, 2.1 SPG
Langley set the single-season, he had the D-1 NCAA Basketball Assists record this past season, he’s a very good overall player. He shot 44% from the field, but he’s a bad shooter at only 17% from three. He really needs to improve upon that but he runs an offense as good as anybody.
54. Neemias Queta Utah State JR Center
2019-20 stats: 13 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 1.9 APG, 1.7 BPG
This is one I hate where I have him due to his sky-high potential but Injuries really affected him this season and needs to stay healthy. He can be Top-5 on this list if he’s healthy, he’s incredibly strong and 7-Feet tall.
55. Manny Camper Siena SR Forward
2019-20 stats: 13 PPG, 10.7 RPG, 2.4 APG
Camper is a super-talented guy to pair with Jalen Pickett, he’s 6’7″ shoots 48% from-the-floor and shoots 33% from deep. He’s a great rebounder, should he return he’s due for a huge season.
56. Josh Anderson Western Kentucky SR Guard.
2019-20 stats: 10.1 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 1.3 APG, 1.2 SPG, 1.0 BPG
Anderson is an awesome defender, very athletic, great at getting to the hoop. He’s not a shooter at all at 26% but super-efficient overall at 46% and a very good player on a great team.
57. Marcus Burk IUPUI SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 21.3 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 1.6 APG
Burk is a very good player but really only a scorer which drops him on the list, but he’s an elite-scorer and efficient at 43% from the field, 38% from three. The Jaguars were also completely terrible last season and only won 6 games, while that’s not on Burk it doesn’t help him become a known commodity.
58. Darius Quisenberry Youngstown State JR Guard
2019-20 stats: 16.6 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 4.2 APG
Quisenberry is a super talented guy, would like to see him improve his shooting just-a-bit, but he’s shown his ability many times especially Wright State earlier this season he dropped 41, but far too inconsistent at times. If he can stay consistent he has a super bright future and he should be in contention for Horizon League Player of the year.
59. Nick Muszynski Belmont JR Center
2019-20 stats: 15.3 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 1.7 APG, 1.6 BPG
The 6’11” Muszynski expanded his range this season and added more three’s to his arsenal, he’s a great scorer using his left-hand to get to the hoop, he just had a good feel for the game, he’s the lefty Filip Petrusev.
60. Stef Smith Vermont SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 14.2 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 2.6 APG
Smith is another guy that’s a pure-scorer but he may just be the most talented of those guys, but with Anthony Lamb graduated, we’ll have to see how his averages look, but his averages will definitely rise.
61. Paul Atkinson Yale SR Forward
2019-20 stats: 17.6 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 1.5 APG, 1.2 SPG
The reigning Ivy League POTY had a great season, but for his size, I think he should play a little bit bigger although, he’s great doing so on offense, on the defensive end he should use his size to his advantage in order to pick up blocks.
62. Alex Barcello BYU JR Guard
2019-20 stats: 9.3 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 1.8 APG
In Barcello’s first season as a Cougar, he was an elite shooter at 48% from deep, he’s the best-returning shooter in College Hoops making nearly half of your three’s is ridiculous and not something you see every day, he’s a special-shooter.
63. Adam Kunkel Belmont JR Guard
2019-20 stats: 16.5 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 2.6 APG
Kunkel has a really out-of-nowhere season for the Bruins, I’m not sure anybody felt him doing what he did but someone had to replace the Dylan Windler scoring load and he stepped in and did it to a great degree, he shot 43% from-the-field and an elite 39% from deep.
64. Jordan Burns Colgate SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 15.8 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 4.5 APG, 1.7 SPG
I love Burns as a player but he took a noticeable step-back from Sophomore to Junior season and now losing key big-man Rapolas Ivanauskas due to transferring to Cincinnati and other big-man Will Rayman. A lot of the focus will be on Burns this season, so guys like Tucker Richardson will need to step-up.
65. Noah Gurley Furman JR Guard
2019-20 stats: 14.3 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 1.9 APG
Gurley is a really good player that should make a big impact at the SoCon level. His ability to score inside and out efficiently is a big deal. He shot 53.4% from the floor and 40.7% from three for the Paladins this past season.
66. Terrell Gomez San Diego State SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 19.8 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 2.3 APG
With Cal State-Northridge. Gomez the 5’8″ Guard transferred from Mark Gottfried’s Matadors following the season as a Graduate Transfer and chose to go to San Diego State He’s one of the better shooters in the game, he shot 44% from-three, 94.8% from-the-line and shooting is his specialty, defense will be a problem and we’ll see how he adjusts from Big West to the Mountain West.
67. Jamaree Bouyea San Francisco SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 12.2 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 3.5 APG, 1.7 SPG
Bouyea is 6’2″ and 155 pounds and he’s a super-fast player might be one of the fastest in the game and he’s an overall super talented player. He shot 49% from the field for a guard is great and, 31% from three isn’t bad but should be improved upon, he will be a star in the WCC this season.
68. Javon Levi UT-Rio Grande Valley SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 11.4 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 8.0 APG, 2.4 SPG
Levi is a really good true point guard, and while 11.4 points per game is very solid, only 38% from the field isn’t great but had a huge rise in production from 3 point-range this season at 35% from three up from 22% the previous season. On his current trajectory he should be due for a big season, he was 2nd in Assists this season for any player behind Kameron Langley. The incoming Senior, Levi reminds me a lot of recent Michigan graduate, Zavier Simpson, he’s a less efficient scorer but could develop this season similar to Simpson.
69. Austin Phyfe Northern Iowa SR Forward
2019-20 stats: 11.2 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 2.1 APG
Phyfe was 3rd in FG% last season behind Kansas Big-Man Udoka Azubuike and UC Irvine forward, Tommy Rutherford, at 67.1% for Phyfe. The Senior is a 6’9″ lefty is really good at the rim, and a talented offensive player, but defense is a problem for him. Fouls can pile up at times, that’s what drops him on this list, but hopefully, he worked on some of that stuff this off-season.
70. James Butler Drexel SR Forward
2019-20 stats: 13.2 PPG, 11.7 RPG, 2.2 APG
Butler is a solid player, he shot 53% from the field for a back-to-the-basket big man isn’t great but it’ll do, not everyone can be Austin Phyfe. Butler’s best skill is his rebounding ability he was top-5 in rebounds out of all 363 D-1 teams this season. I think Butler has already reached his peak and that’s a good peak. He’s not a very good defender, a good scorer, rebounder, but he can’t shoot at all, which is a problem.
71. Kessler Edwards Pepperdine JR Forward
2019-20 stats: 13.8 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 1.3 APG
Edwards alongside star guard, Colbey Ross will need to play a big role this season like he did last season, he’s a great player. He shot 48% from-the-field, and 41% from deep, he’s a great defender, one of the sneaky great players in the country for Lorenzo Romar’s squad.
72. Carson Williams Western Kentucky SR Forward,
2019-20 stats: 14.4 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 1.7 APG
Williams is a really good scorer at 55% from the field, and 39% from three, but one of my issues with Williams is where does he fit on defense? He’s 6’5″ and 230 pounds, he’s too big and not athletic enough to be a guard, too big to be a wing guy kind of the same thing especially defensively, so he’s the best fit as a small-ball power forward. With Charles Bassey back he can make up for some Williams defensive mishaps.
73. Isaac Kante Hofstra SR Forward
2019-20 stats: 11.4 PPG, 7.7 RPG
Kante started his career in 2017-18 for Georgia, he then transferred and sat 2018-19 due to NCAA Transfer Rules. He’s super efficient at 65.5% from the field, he’s not a shooter at all but he’s strong at the basket and he’ll continue to show that this season.
74. Azar Swain Yale SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 16.0 PPG, 4 RPG, 1.7 APG
Swain is an interesting one not very efficient except for shooting from deep, he shot 38% from deep last season and a pure-jump shot, few things get me more excited than an ice smooth jump-shot.
75. Sincere Carry Duquense JR Guard
2019-20 stats: 12.2 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 5.3 APG
Carry had an interesting Sophomore Season, he didn’t really improve at all, not the jump people had foreseen this season, his numbers are nearly identical, except for Steals per game, he had 2.4 steals per game in 2018-19 but only had 0.9 this season. I like Carry as a player but it’s just interesting he didn’t improve.
76. Chandler Vaudrin Winthrop SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 9.3 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 5.8 APG, 1.4 SPG
Vaudrin reminds me of a former IPFW Guard and current Grizzles G-Leaguer, Jon Konchar. Vaudrin had 41% from the field, and 34% from three, but really does-it-all as a big guard. He was huge in the Big South Tournament and led the Eagles to the Big South title.
77. Ramon Vila Chattanooga SR Forward
2019-20 stats: 13.4 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 1.3 APG
Vila who started his career at Arizona State in 2016-17 and spent one season there before leaving for Chattanooga. Vila is a great scorer and he shot 61% from-the-field, but he’s a bad defender, rebounder for his size and that drops him on the list, but the offense is great. Vila had 22 and 19 points in Chattanooga’s two SoCon Tournament games.
78. Trae Berhow Northern Iowa SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 12.5 PPG, 5.7 RPG
Trae Berhow is one of the best shooters in College Hoops, he shot 49% from-the-field, and a crazy 44% from deep, which is unreal. He will continue to be a vital part of Northern Iowa, as they look for a potential tournament run.
79. Jamison Battle George Washington SO Forward
2019-20 stats: 11.8 PPG, 5.2 RPG
Battle had an interesting Freshman Season, he shot 39% from-the-field which isn’t good, but 36% from three and really showed shot-making ability from deep. He’s 6’7″ but I like him more as a wing-guy which he will probably mostly play but the versatility will be important. He should be a big factor in the A-10 in his Sophomore Season, if he can expand on his scoring.
80. Dru Kuxhausen McNeese State SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 14.8 PPG, 1.9 RPG, 1.2 APG
Kuxhausen shot 45% from three and that’s what he does, he only shot 53 two-point shots the rest being three’s. He’s one of the best shooters in College Basketball and he can easily increase his production.
81. Gabe Stefanini Colombia JR Guard
13.8 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 4.1 APG in 2018-19
The Italy born guard missed all of 2019-20 due to injuries. Stefanini was really good in his Sophomore season and he shot 42% from three and he can really do-it-all. Learn the name now as he’s likely going to be a Graduate Transfer following this season due to not being able to spend more than 4 seasons of athletic eligibility at an Ivy League school. He will be playing at a High-Major following the season and will want to make a name for himself this season, Colombia loses Mike Smith, Jake Killingsworth so Stefanini will be the star of this team.
82. Carl Pierre Umass JR Guard
2019-20 stats: 12.1 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 1.6 APG
Pierre had his worst season in College in this past season his efficiency, he was pretty bad he shot 40% from-deep his Freshman Season, and only 33% this season. With how Tre Mitchell will receive most of the attention could open up opportunities for Pierre.
83. Desmond Cambridge Jr Nevada JR Guard
15.7 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 1.7 BPG in 2017-18 at Brown
Cambridge is an interesting player, he has the talent but it’s tough for me with how inefficient on a bad 2017-18 and 2018-19 Brown Bears team he shot 37% from-the-field, 31% from three, but with him having sat out last season I want to see how he improved. Hopefully, he becomes more efficient also.
84. Chris Knight Dartmouth SR Forward,
2019-20 stats: 14.8 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 2 APG, 1.2 BPG
Knight has had a great career for the Big Green, he’s a strong 6’7″ forward who’s great at-the-hoop and shoots at a 55% clip, he has no deep-range ability, but he doesn’t need it. Knight and the Big Green have a solid team this season although beating Yale will be tough.
85. Michael Hughes Duquense SR Center
2019-20 stats: 10.3 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 1.6 APG, 2.7 BPG, 1.5 SPG
Hughes is one of the least talked about great defenders in the game, he blocks a ton of shots and is a big presence down-low for the Dukes. Hughes is also a solid-scorer in the paint and can have a huge season in the A-10.
86. Hunter Maldonado Wyoming JR Guard
2019-20 stats: 15.8 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 4.0 APG
Maldonado is a pretty solid player, but he has some things that need to improve like his shooting and defense, although he’s a 6’7″ Guard with high-upside he was on a terrible Wyoming team and definitely needs to shoot better than 29% from deep, and he can rise on the list.
87. Seneca Knight San Jose State JR Guard
2019-20 stats: 17.1 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 2.4 APG
Similar to Maldonado, he’s inefficient on a bad team, but he’s also a bigger guard with a lot of talent. It’s hard to ignore that ability although he isn’t scoring at an efficient clip, he could lead the Spartans to a big program turn-around.
88. Cameron Johnson Stephen F. Austin SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 11.4 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 1.2 APG
Johnson was a very-good JUCO player and he has a chance to have a solid season for the Lumberjacks this season and was super-efficient at 54% from-the-field, 34% from-deep. If the Lumberjacks want to have a season like they did this past season it will need to run through Johnson and I’m excited to see his development.
89. Milan Acquaah Cal Baptist SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 18.1 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 5.8 APG
Acquaah is another guy I have much lower than many would, but 37% from-the-field is just really bad, and 31% from deep isn’t good. He’s another high-volume guy who isn’t efficient at all, the Lancers were good last season, but they lose Ferron Flavors Jr, De’Jon Davis, Zach Pirog, Bul Koul, Brandon Boyd. The Lancers won’t be good this season.
90.Clay Mounce Furman SR Forward
2019-20 stats: 13.2 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 2.1 APG
Clay Mounce is a really fun player for Furman who has been a key to their success as of late. Mounce can score both inside and out. He shot 61.3% from the floor last year, while also hitting 39.1% from three.
91. Devon Baker UNC-Ashville JR Guard
2019-20 stats: 16.5 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 1.5 APG
He’s a Super-Talented guard and when I spoke to Coach Mike Morrell, you can tell how excited he is about Devon Baker’s potential he’s a pure-scoring guard with a bright future. He could be the Big South Player of the year in a potential UNC-Ashville resurgence. he shot 45% from the field, and 34% from three both good, the 45% for a high-volume guard is great.
92. Patrick Good East Tennessee State SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 7.5 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 1.7 APG
Good is one of the few Buccaneers that stuck around, they lost guys like Tray Boyd, Jeromy Rodriguez, Joe Hugley to graduation, then lost Bo Hodges (Butler), Daivien Williamson (Wake Forest), along with Coach Steve Forbes. Good will be relied upon a ton this season and he shot at a 35% clip from deep in 2019-20. He’ll need to do more than that for the Buccs to be good this season.
93. Storm Murphy Wofford SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 11.9 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 3.6 APG
Murphy is very good and efficient but I’m curious to see without Trevor Stumpe, Nathan Hoover, Chevez Goodwin, how will Murphy be as he gets more shots? I’m curious to see how his efficiency goes with that, and that’s why he is where he is on this list, but he’s a very good player. 46% from the field 42% from three.
94. Keaton Wallace UTSA SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 18.8 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 3.1 APG.
Wallace had a much worse season than he did in 2018-19, and his Field goal percentage was 39% this season and 35% from three, which is good for sure, but that 39 is bad. And not only is that bad, his team wasn’t good so obviously his amount of shots weren’t really benefiting his team, not that he’s a bad player, but they need someone not named Jhivvan Jackson and Keaton Wallace to step-up this season, take the load off of him. It’s not Wallace’s fault he’s here, it’s that they just need another scorer. Wallace also isn’t a very good defender so that plays a role in him being lower on this list.
95. Johnny McCants New Mexico State SR Center
2019-20 stats: 9.3 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 1.9 APG
McCants is a definitely a good player for New Mexico State, he’s poised for a big season with the team losing Trevelin Queen, C.J. Bobbitt, Ivan Aurreacoechea, Terrell Brown, and Shunn Buchanan. McCants is super efficient at 60% from the field and he will take many more shots this season without how much the Aggies are losing this season.
96. K.J. Williams Murray State JR Forward
2019-20 stats: 12.7 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 1.1 SPG
Williams is a huge player at 6’10″ and 245-pounds, that’s hard to compete with down-low. Williams shot 54% from the field, which is good, considering he can step out and shoot, he shot 50% from three the last season. He’s due for a big season for the Racers.
97. A.J. Lawson McNeese State SR Guard
2019-20 stats: 14.9 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 4.2 APG
Lawson is a more complete player than Dru Kuxhausen, but since Kuxhausen is as elite as they come from deep, he’s higher on my list. Lawson is no slouch at scoring himself 46% from-the-field, but he’s not much of a shooter at 30% from deep, a very solid overall player though. The Cowboys are my Southland favorites this season, they have a legitimate shot at making the NCAA Tournament.
98. Javonte Perkins Saint Louis SR Forward
2019-20 stats: 15.7 PPG, 3.2 RPG
Perkins is a good wing guy who scores and plays solid defense, he’s a very good shooter from deep which is something the Billikens really lack, and he’s their best free-throw shooter at 76.8% which isn’t amazing but compared to French, Goodwin, Yuri Collins, he looks like Steph Curry from the line.
99. Nathan Cayo Richmond SR Forward
2019-20 stats: 8.9 PPG, 5.3 RPG
Cayo is a solid presence down-low next to Grant Golden. Cayo was very good in the last few months of the season, after dealing with some injuries in non-conference play and with all the options scoring-wise, his scoring numbers definitely plummeted a bit. I expect him to average near a double-double this season on a really good Richmond team.
100. Jameer Nelson Jr George Washington SO Guard
2019-20 stats: 10.4 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 2.2 APG, 1.8 SPG
Nelson is a very talented young player, he got to grow up watching his father, a former Wooden award winner at fellow A-10 foe in St Joe’s and long-time Orlando Magic mainstay at Point Guard. They are different types of players though, Nelson Sr, who was known as a good shooter for the most part and a good facilitator. Nelson Jr isn’t quite developed as a shooter, but he’s a solid scorer overall 41.5% is good at his young age and will improve over time, the 25% from three will need to be improved upon. Coach Jamion Christian when I interview him told me Jameer was hurt for the last 3-weeks of the season, and the last 5 games weren’t great for Nelson Jr so you’d have to imagine being hurt and just worn-down played a big piece in that but that’s common for almost Freshman.