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Eleven Under-the-Radar Freshmen That Every Fan Should Know About

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The play of freshman Terry Taylor is a big reason for the 5-3 start in conference play for Austin Peay. (Source: Austin Peay Athletics) (Header: HBCU Gameday)

LONDON, Ont. — To say the least, the 2017-18 college basketball season has been an exciting one, and we still have over two months of action left before another dreaded off-season.

Conference play is in full swing for every league across the NCAA, and the contenders are starting to separate themselves from the rest of the pack. There have been several surprise teams, both for the better and for the worse, that have caused some shakeups in leagues that many thought were locks for particular teams this season.

With the excitement comes the plethora of emerging young talents from coast to coast. Freshmen from all across the country have emerged as potential stars with their respective programs, and have taken on starring roles in their first seasons in the NCAA.

For whatever reason, the majority of freshmen outside of the Big Seven conferences (B1G, B12, Pac-12, ACC, SEC, AAC, BEast) don’t get their fair share of attention on a national scale. Most media outlets will only focus on the biggest names and the top programs, all while turning a blind eye to players who are just as deserving. One player, in particular, ranks sixth in the nation in scoring, yet many fans don’t know his name.

That needs to change, and in a hurry.

Here are 11 freshmen that fans from coast to coast need to become familiar with, as they are poised  for big things over their collegiate careers, including one of the nation’s elite scorers who just so happens to play in the nation’s capital.
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Bethune-Cookman Picks up Historic 77-66 Win Over Jacksonville Behind Double-Double From Shawntrez Davis

Shawntrez Davis (12) recorded his fifth double-double on Thursday, posting 28 points and 10 rebounds to lead Bethune-Cookman past Jacksonville, 77-66. (Source: Georgia Tech Athletics) (Header: Bethune-Cookman Athletics)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — For the first time in school history, the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats have recorded four wins in the month of November alone.

They also have a winning record for the first time at the end of November, having played three or more games.

On Thursday night, junior forward Shawntrez Davis recorded his fifth double-double of the season to lead the Wildcats to the 77-66 road win over the Jacksonville Dolphins. Davis recorded 28 points, to lead all scorers on the night, and pulled down 10 rebounds in the victory. Continue reading Bethune-Cookman Picks up Historic 77-66 Win Over Jacksonville Behind Double-Double From Shawntrez Davis

College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week: Devin Harris, Jacksonville Dolphins

Devin Harris led Jacksonville to three wins over the past week, including a pair as a part of the Wright State MTE. (Source: Getty Images) (Header: Jacksonville Dolphins)

CANMORE, Alta. — It was quite a week for the Jacksonville Dolphins.

Not only did the Dolphins put together a 3-1 record over the past seven days, including a 2-1 record at the Wright State MTE in Dayton, OH, but they also cleaned house in terms of the weekly Atlantic Sun awards. Jace Hogan picked up Newcomer of the Week honours, while Devin Harris nabbed Player of the Week honours.

Their week ended up on a high note, as they picked up a big win over the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs in triple-overtime, 106-99. Harris played an impressive 52 minutes on the day, leading the Dolphins to the impressive victory to close out a strong week for the team across the board.

Over the course of the week, Harris has three games with 20+ points, while also recording his first two double-doubles to open the week. He was a force on both ends of the floor, and Jacksonville fans wanted to show their support for the senior from Tampa, Florida.

For his efforts this past week, a stretch that saw him record 23 or more points three times, senior guard Devin Harris has been selected by the fans as the College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week for November 20-26, 2017!

Harris received the most votes in our weekly Twitter poll. Akolda Manyang (Utah Valley), Matt Scott (Niagara), and Isaiah Wright (San Diego) were also in the running.
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College Court Report Player of the Week: Femi Olujobi, North Carolina A&T Aggies

The play of Femi Olujobi has been one of the best surprises to start the season, as the junior forward is averaging 30.0 points and 10.3 rebounds per game over four games at North Carolina A&T. (Source: North Carolina A&T Sports Information) (Header: North Carolina A&T Sports Information)

CANMORE, Alta. — Last season, they won a total of three games, with their third win not coming until March 2nd, which was the regular season finale.

This season, they were picked to finish last in the MEAC in the conference preseason poll. Based on how they’ve played over their first four games, it’s safe to say that the North Carolina A&T Aggies have used all of that as motivation to prove people wrong.

As the month of November moves along, the Aggies sit at 3-1 after the first ten days of the season. They’ve already matched last season’s win total in the span of a week and a half. North Carolina A&T has been one of the bigger surprises so far this season, and they show no signs of slowing down.

A big reason for their quick turnaround has been the play of junior forward Femi Olujobi, who is in his first year with the program after transferring from the Oakland Golden Grizzlies.

He opened his career with the Aggies by scoring 34 points and pulling down 10 rebounds, and he has scored at least 20 points in all four games this season. This past week was no different, as he led the Aggies to a pair of wins to push their record to 3-1.

For his efforts over the past seven days, a stretch that saw him post a career-high 37 points and record his second double-double of the year, North Carolina A&T forward Femi Olujobi has been named the College Court Report Player of the Week for November 13 – 19, 2017! Continue reading College Court Report Player of the Week: Femi Olujobi, North Carolina A&T Aggies

Georgetown never trails in 73-57 win over Jacksonville

Jessie Govan (15) and Marcus Derrickson (top) scored 20 points apiece to lead Georgetown past Jacksonville in their season opener, 73-57.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The head coaching era for Patrick Ewing with the Georgetown Hoyas officially got underway on Sunday afternoon inside Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

Ewing returned to his alma mater this off-season to become the latest head coach of the Hoyas. In his regular season head coaching debut, Georgetown welcomed the Jacksonville Dolphins to town to kick off the 2017-18 season.

Jacksonville was coming off a season-opening loss at the hands of the UAB Blazers on Friday, 96-67, and were looking to get in the win column.

Georgetown took an early lead on Sunday afternoon, as Jamorko Pickett hit a three pointer less than a minute in for the first points of the season for the Hoyas. From there, Georgetown would never trail on the day, and they rolled to the 73-57 victory over the Dolphins. Continue reading Georgetown never trails in 73-57 win over Jacksonville

Brock Badgers set to host Jacksonville Dolphins, Binghamton Bearcats inside Bob Davis Gymnasium

Dani Elgadi (left) and Johneil Simpson (middle) will look to lead the Brock Badgers to a pair of wins over Division I opponents on their home court this week. (Source: The Brock Press)

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Fresh off their appearance in the 2017 Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Final Four, the Brock Badgers are looking for even more during the 2017-18 season.

The Badgers took home a bronze medal last season in the OUA Playoffs, and were a top-five team in the country for the latter part of the season. They saw first-hand what it takes to win a gold medal, and with a strong core back for another go-round, this year could be the Badgers’ year on the hardwood.

Before the season gets going, the Badgers will play six exhibition games against Division I institutions from across the NCAA. Starting August 9th, the Badgers will play a pair of games on their home court, before heading to the Virgin Islands to play four more games against various NCAA opponents.

Playing top-tier opponents from the NCAA will put the Badgers to the test early on, which will undoubtedly have a positive impact on their 2017-18 season. Continue reading Brock Badgers set to host Jacksonville Dolphins, Binghamton Bearcats inside Bob Davis Gymnasium