I like to check the ACC site the Monday after each week to see how players/teams have fared. The ACC site has not compiled the stats so I looked at the ESPN stats (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/statistics?conf=2). The ACC is 16-0 after the first week and the following are listings of newcomers who have gotten of to good starts, returnees who have done the same and a couple of surprising stats for players who haven't made a mark up to now.
• Landesburg (Va) 28 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists
• Aminu (Wake) 21 points, 10 rebounds
• Trapani (BC) 13 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists
• Singleton (FS) 12 points, 17 rebounds
• Zeller (UNC) 18 points
• Davis (UNC) 10 points, 14 rebounds
• Zeglinski (Va) 11 points, 6 assists
Good Starts by Returnees
• Booker (Clem) 13.7 rpg (3 games)
• Singler (Duke) 19.7 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 3.0 apg (3 games)
• Miller (GT) 17 points, 7 rebounds, 10 assists
• Lawal (GT) 18 points, 12 rebounds
• Vasquez (Md) 13 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists
• Collins (Miami) 18 points, 16 rebounds
• Thompson (UNC) 17 points, 7 rebounds
• Costner (NCS) 19 points, 7 rebounds
• Scott (Va) 26 points 18 rebounds
• Vassallo (VT) 19 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists
• Allen (VT) 19 points, 9 rebounds
• Johnson (Wake) 18 points, 10 rebounds
• Sheehan (GT) 10 points, 6 rebounds
• Rios (Miami) 17 points
Rios got some playing time last year but Sheehan, a 6-10 center scored a total of 11 points in his freshman year. Clemson has gotten off to a good start (3-0) but it doesn't appear that it was due to stellar play by their backcourt. The team has averaged 11.7 assists to 21.0 turnovers and Stitt/Oglesby have been the biggest culprits.
Penn isn't Duke by any means, but Zeller (18 pts), Thompson (17 pts, 7 reb), and Davis (10 pts, 14 reb) show me that we're really going to need some big games from Lance, Miles, and Zoubek.
ryandroach - Welcome to the board. The participants on the board are a good group of people and are very civil toward new posters. If you want to make a point, it is sometimes better to take a little longer to get the wording right, particularly, when the post deals with UNC or their players.
Interesting stats, GW. A minor quibble on one of our (UVA's) guys: While Sammy Zeglinski is technically a redshirt freshman, this wasn't really his "debut." He played in 8 games last year but received a medical hardship waiver.
Anyway, I'll be interested to hear what you guys think of Sylven Landesberg when you get a chance to see him. He's a McD's AA and probably our top recruit since Singletary.
Duke Div '09
I saw State play UNO Saturday. Hard to assess them because they had UNO -- playing that night with no returning starters -- pretty outmanned, though it was close for the whole game. Costner showed a good touch from three, as well as good ability to go to the rack. Fells gets up, but not much else is noticeable about his game. McCauley looked like a serviceable big man, but nothing special. The team played much better in the second half when they went with Gonzalez at the point and Ferguson at shooting guard. Point is their main weakness.
I thought the team looked pretty well coached on the floor, but notably unbuff. Duke definitely works the strength and conditioning angle harder.