In-game watch list for week eight
Andre Murray once again finds himself atop the IBL's in-game watch list.
Photo by Brian Drake
1. 6'2" G Andre Murray (Vancouver Volcanoes)
In eight of his ten games this season, Murray has scored 30 points or more. The 2012 IBL MVP and 2013 IBL All Star continues to lead the IBL in points, assists, and steals per game. On the season, Murray is averaging 32 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 7.8 assists.
2. 6'6" F Germain Jordan (Portland Chinooks)
Jordan can flat out do it all it seems, and his 30.9ppg this season is very telling of that. Jordan, the 2013 IBL Most Improved Player is averaging 24.8 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 5 assists in 8 games so far this season.
3. 6'9" F Jared Cunningham (Portland Chinooks)
Cunningham is the most recent IBL Player of the Week, a 2012 & 2013 All Star and is looking to keep the Chinooks within striking distance of the top spot in the standings. In eight games, Cunningham is averaging 25.7 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 3.4 assists in 34.8 minutes.
4. 6'5" C Blake Poole (Bellingham Slam)
Poole remains the IBL’s top rebounder, and the 2013 IBL Title Game MVP has been a walking double-double for the Slam this season. Poole is averaging 17.7 points, 14.3 rebounds (leads the league), 5.8 assists, and 2.9 steals.
5. 6’3’’ G Morris Anderson (Bellingham Slam)
Arguably the league’s top three point shooter, Anderson and is averaging 21.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 6.2 assists. The 4-time All Star has forced opponents to keep track of his whereabouts at all times due to his sharpshooting ways.
6. 6’5’’ G Mike Taylor (Salem Sabres)
Taylor was huge in Salem’s recent upset over the Chinooks. On the season, Taylor is shooting over 40% from the field and from three point range. In three games (three starts), the former Globetrotter is averaging 20.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 5 assists.
7. 6’5’’ F Marcellus Kemp (Seattle Flight)
Despite a loss, Kemp came up big for Seattle in a recent battle with Vancouver. Kemp finished with an impressive 44.4 PER, and ended the evening with 39 points (15-25 FG, 4-7 3pt). The effort catapulted Kemp into the rankings, and Player of the Week discussion.
8. 6’10’’ C Calvin Hampton (Vancouver Volcanoes)
While his shots blocked per game have dropped, Hampton’s high percentage shooting from the field combined with his ability to rebound in traffic keep him in the Watch List. Hampton is averaging 15.5 points and 9.6 rebounds in 28.4 minutes.
9. 6'7" C Joe Burton (Salem Sabres)
With only two games under his belt, the 2013 IBL Rookie of the Year put up impressive numbers for Salem, and remains a top prospect who is set to go back overseas. In those two games for the Sabres, Burton averaged 22.5 points, and 14.5 rebounds.
10. 6’4’’ G Jacob Stevenson (Bellingham Slam)
Stevenson has started in all 11 games for the Slam this season and rightly so. The 2013 All Star is averaging 19.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.5 steals in 32 minutes per game.