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

2012-13 College Basketball Season Preview: Creighton


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: wpc112@gmail.com




Creighton Bluejays (Last Year: 29-6, 5-13 in Missouri Valley)



2012-13 Projected Depth Chart:


C: Gregory Echenique (Sr)/Will Artino (So)/Geoffery Goeselle (Fr)

F: Doug McDermott (Jr)/Ethan Wragge (Jr)

G/F: Grant Gibbs (Sr)/Josh Jones (Sr)/Nevin Johnson (Fr)

SG: Jahenns Manigat (Jr)/Avery Dingman (So)/Isaiah Zierden (Fr)

PG: Austin Chapman (So)/Andre Yates (Fr)

Gone: PG-Antoine Young, G-Ross Ferrarini




2012-13 Outlook:
Behind a breakout sophomore campaign from All-American Doug McDermott, the Creighton Bluejays burst back onto the national scene in 2011 behind one of the most potent offenses in college basketball. With most of their roster intact from a year ago, more of the same is expected this season.

Creighton finished seventh in nation in scoring and also boasted the highest field percentage and third-best three-point percentage among all D-I teams. McDermott led the way, ending up as the third-highest scorer after averaging 23.2 points per night and boasting a blistering 60.1 FG%. Talk about an efficient season. He can clearly stroke it from deep but also has a solid back to the basket game thanks to his size and variety of moves on the block.

Second-leading scorer Antoine Young is gone, but the Bluejays do return plenty of talent to surround McDermott. Grant Gibbs is an all-around threat who is expected to split the point guard duties with developing sophomore Austin Chapman. Gibbs can also play effectively off the ball and guard several positions on the defensive end, while Chapman is more of a driver and distributor like Young was capable of doing.

A pair of more than capable shooters will flank them on the wing with returning starter Jahenns Manigat and key reserve Josh Jones. Ethan Wragge and Avery Dingman each shot above 40% from beyond the arc a year ago and will play key roles off the bench. Freshmen Isaiah Zierden, Andre Yates, and Nevin Johnson will find minutes hard to come by.

Up front, the physical Gregory Echenique brings the muscle down low. He plays his role well as a rebounder and rim protector, but can also score on the block. 6-11 Will Artino played sparingly a year ago and brings some size off the bench along with seven-foot freshman Geoffrey Goeselle. Greg McDermott won't be afraid to use a smaller lineup of five shooters with his son, Doug and Wragge being used as an undersized frontcourt.

It's almost sickening at how dangerous this team is shooting the ball from distance. While Creighton can put on a show offensively, becoming more of a lockdown team on the defensive end will help the Bluejays reach their full potential this year. There is no question though that they are the team to beat in the Missouri Valley Conference.





Player to Watch: Grant Gibbs, G/F
McDermott is clearly the guy here but I wanted to mix it up and give someone else some love. The Gonzaga transfer led the Bluejays in assists and steals, finished third in rebounds and fourth in scoring, which led to him being runnerup for the MVC Newcomer of the Year.



Key Non-Conference Games:
  • 11/9 vs. North Texas
  • 11/14 vs. UAB
  • 11/23 vs. Wisconsin (Las Vegas Invitational)
  • 11/24 vs. Arkansas/Arizona State (Las Vegas Invitational)
  • 12/1 vs. St. Joseph's
  • 12/6 at Nebraska
  • 12/15 at California
  • 12/19 vs. Tulsa

    Predicted MVC Finish: 1st


    Leave a comment

    Name
    Comment
    Verification:
    click on image to refresh it
     
    Cayden 03-07-2014 06:36 am xxx.xxx.xxx.233 (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 xxx.xxx.xxx0.45 (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 xxx.xxx.xxx4.56 (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 xxx.xxx.xxx9.25 (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 xxx.xxx.xxx.251 (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 xxx.xxx.xxx.148 (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 xxx.xxx.xxx41.5 (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 xxx.xxx.xxx.222 (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 xxx.xxx.xxx8.99 (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 xxx.xxx.xxx.210 (total posts: 1)
    2     2

    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 xxx.xxx.xxx2.12 (total posts: 8)
    2     3

    Deleted and banned
    Willians 01-03-2014 10:43 am xxx.xxx.xxx2.12 (total posts: 8)
    2     2

    Deleted and banned
    Ahmet 01-03-2014 06:11 am xxx.xxx.xxx2.12 (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 xxx.xxx.xxx2.12 (total posts: 8)
    2     2

    Smdc-kaab what I was looking for-ty!
    Abimanyu 01-03-2014 01:03 am xxx.xxx.xxx2.73 (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.







    2014 NFL Mock Draft - April 24


    2014 NBA Mock Draft - April 23


    NFL Free Agents - April 22


    2015 NFL Mock Draft - April 17


    Fantasy Football Rankings - March 28


    NFL Picks - Feb. 2





  • © 1999-2011 Walter Cherepinsky : all rights reserved
    Privacy Policy
    2 5 9
    Google

















    WalterFootball.com Now on Twitter:

    WalterFootball.com Twitter

    Subscribe to the WalterFootball.com RSS Feed:

    Walterfootball.com RSS Feed






















































    Support Walt's Other Site:

    Sales Tips and Sales Advice - Tons of sales tips, sales techniques and sales advice, including a Sales Mock Draft: The 32 Worst Things You Can Do in Sales.