- Detailed NFL Mock Drafts, Player Prospect Rankings, and One of the Largest Mock Draft Databases on the Web

2011-12 College Basketball Season Preview: Murray State

Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, David Kay and Peter Christian of the The Sports Bank. Send Paul an e-mail here: paulb05 AT hotmail DOT com.
All other e-mail, including advertising and link proposals, send to:

Murray State Racers (Last Year: 23-9, 14-4 in OVC)

2011-12 Projected Depth Chart:

F/C: Ivan Aska (Sr)/Harley Nussman (Fr)

F: Edward Daniel (Jr)/Brandon Garrett (Jr)

G/F: Donte Poole (Sr)/Latreze Mushatt (Jr)/Tyler Rambo (Fr)

G: Jewuan Long (Sr)/Stacy Wilson (Jr)

G: Isaiah Canaan (Jr)/Jaylen Blend (Fr)/Zay Jackson (Fr)

Gone: G-B.J. Jenkins, G-Isaac Miles, F/C-Jeffery McClain, C-Shawn Jackson (transfer- NW Florida CC), SF-Chris Griffin (transfer)

2011-12 Outlook:
The Murray State Racers won their second straight Ohio Valley Conference regular-season championship last year, but were upset in the Semifinals of the OVC Tournament and missed out on the league's automatic bid into the Big Dance. New head coach Steve Prohm has the pieces needed to cut down both sets of nets this March.

Prohm takes over for Billy Kennedy, who left this offseason to become the head coach at Texas A&M. He inherits a roster that has experience in the starting lineup, but also has several newcomers who will compete for minutes off the bench.

Last year's leading scorer, Isaiah Canaan returns for the Racers. He will need to take over the leadership role in the backcourt and become more of a distributor this year. Freshmen Jaylen Blend and Zay Jackson will battle it out for the backup job.

Jewuan Long and Donte Poole were key reserves last season and now, likely, step into the starting lineup on the wing. UMKC transfer Latreze Mushatt will also push for a starting spot and brings more size to the wing than the 6-1 Long and 6-3 Poole. Mushatt started 28 games, and averaged 11.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in his last season at UMKC. JUCO transfer Stacy Wilson and freshman Tyler Rambo add more depth on the wing.

The Racers picked up a key transfer this offseason in Dexter Fields of UAB. He must sit out this season though, per NCAA transfer rules, but will be an asset in practice.

There isn't a ton of size in the frontcourt, as only two players stand taller than 6-7. Ivan Aska returns to the starting lineup, where he will likely be joined by Edward Daniel. Both players are springy and make up for their lack of size with their tremendous work ethic. Brandon Garrett, played sparingly last season, will need to take on a bigger role off the bench. Freshman Harly Nussman (6-10) adds some needed size to the frontcourt but does not possess a high skill level.

Murray State has relied on their depth and balance the past two seasons, but unless the newcomers on the bench acclimate themselves sooner than expected, the starters will be asked on to carry the bulk of the load this season. Still, the Racers are without question the team to beat in the OVC.

Player to Watch: Ivan Aska, PF
The former OVC Freshman of the Year saw his scoring numbers take a surprising dip last season. After averaging 10.3 points per game in each of his first two years with the Racers, that number dropped to 7.6. Part of the reason was due to a slight cutback on his playing time but also because his field goal percentage went from 58.8% as a sophomore to 45.8% as a junior. With a lack of experience in the frontcourt, Aska must take on a bigger role especially as a scorer.

Key Non-Conference Games:
  • 111/20 at UAB
  • 11/26 vs. New Mexico State/Central Michigan/Southern Miss/UC-Irvine (Great Alaska Shootout)
  • 12/4 vs. Dayton
  • 12/10 or 11 at Memphis

    Predicted OVC Finish: 1st

    Leave a comment

    click on image to refresh it
    Cayden 03-07-2014 06:36 am (total posts: 1)
    2     2

    Much may be carried out to build up the crash-worthiness of the automobiles QuotesChimp generate. Security progress pieces has to be dealt with. Aspect-effect safety requirements ought to be updated to lessen thoracic/stomach harms and brain accidents from experience of the a pillar and from sidedoor ejection, especially in automobile-to-automobile aspect-effect accidents. Improved rollover-protection becomes necessary, using a necessity that antilock brakes be set up in each automobile to cut back roll overs. Automated inactive discipline security conditions, presently created for voyager vehicles, should really be expaned to incorporate gentle vehicles and vehicles, that have become increasingly more well-liked by the driving people. Less harms are equaled by safer automobiles. Less harms shift underwriters' numbers involving their threat of reduction. A lower-risk of reduction permits rates to be reduced by the corporations.
    Sara 01-08-2014 12:03 am (total posts: 1)
    3     3

    We saw this last week because we were draeepste to get out of the house and it was ADORABLE! My husband especially loved it because he could relate to all the old video games of his youth. Super cute!
    Seat 01-07-2014 03:55 pm (total posts: 1)
    3     3

    My daughter suegsgted me to read it this morning and i did during my lunch break. AND it was a wonderful book. She read it at least 4 times now. I really enjoyed it. I shall thank you and my daughter. Thank you very much for the lovely note for her birthday.
    DjJulliano 01-07-2014 03:45 pm (total posts: 1)
    4     3

    > Valid or no, the snickering and wikcarcesing about the comments from Fedor's management have been regurgitated to death at pretty much every MMA forum on the Internet for going on two weeks now. And people still think it's witty and novel. Yet this doesn't hold true for Dana White-bashing, So you'll forgive me if I pay it no mind.
    Facundo 01-07-2014 08:56 am (total posts: 1)
    2     2

    shredding is not in my bag of usual tricks but I can deinlitefy see the benefits in this lesson as it easily adapts to many different genre and styles of guitar playing. And as far as the comments on there being a lack of soul in his playing run? scales and spider exercises for 10 minutes and then show off that purdy mouth
    Bertha 01-05-2014 06:18 am (total posts: 1)
    2     2

    We've ariverd at the end of the line and I have what I need!
    Sheila 01-05-2014 06:04 am (total posts: 1)
    3     2

    Love your work, Admin, but why aren't you posting signle Daniele sets? She's sooo pretty and sooo hot and sooo lovely and you get the idea, right? Thanks.
    Thiago 01-04-2014 06:31 pm (total posts: 1)
    2     2

    This is the kind of writing I like to see olnine. I appreciate good grammar and properly researched information. I also like the main points made by this writer. Thank you for your conscientious writing.
    Jorge 01-04-2014 07:19 am (total posts: 1)
    2     2

    Jana / Five snippets. 50% of the CD, and I am aleardy amazed at the beauty of what we have heard! Saying thanks just isn't enough!What a lovely gift of music for the fans! David is just the best, nobody else like him out there.
    Jennifer 01-03-2014 09:25 pm (total posts: 1)
    2     3

    alsoknownasallenkeys / Why do people alyaws complain about reviews being too low? If their all too low then relatively they are correct. Technically 10 is perfect and 5 should be average so 7/10 is a good score. The game has good aspects but is a bit boring and doesn't have anything special about it just a few old ideas shoved together. 7 out of 10 is as high as it can get for a game like this or every single games that isn't rubbish will be getting 8 s or above
    Nicola 01-03-2014 12:26 pm (total posts: 8)
    2     3

    Deleted and banned
    Willians 01-03-2014 10:43 am (total posts: 8)
    2     2

    Deleted and banned
    Ahmet 01-03-2014 06:11 am (total posts: 8)
    2     2

    This game was pretty hyped when they ancnouned a reboot to deus ex last year and any game that is released on a multiplatform makes loads of profit, so personally i think this game had good reception, i actually know a lot of people who purchased it because of its longevity. Besides its a good change of pace considering most games are all about constant action, weak story lines, and 6 hours worth of gameplay, give or take.
    Tish 01-03-2014 04:30 am (total posts: 8)
    2     2

    Smdc-kaab what I was looking for-ty!
    Abimanyu 01-03-2014 01:03 am (total posts: 2)
    2     2

    That's my problem as well. I dont want to play minmagies, i want to play an assassin. And my opinion is that they raped the game with so much extra content like investment, bombcrafting, sending assassins to missions, den fights, that on the one hand made other revelant things look smaller, and on the other hand pulls me out of the magic, the environment creates . I miss horses for faster travel, and I find it pretty annoying that now every soldier has rifles and grenades.

    Fantasy Football Rankings - July 24

    2016 NFL Mock Draft - July 24

    2015 NFL Mock Draft - July 23

    2015 NBA Mock Draft - July 1

    NFL Free Agents

    NFL Picks - Feb. 2

  • © 1999-2014 Walter Cherepinsky : all rights reserved
    Privacy Policy
    2 5 9

 Now on Twitter: Twitter

    Subscribe to the RSS Feed: RSS Feed