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Alcorn State vs. Kent State 11/28/2020 College Basketball Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Alcorn State takes on Kent State on 11/28/2020 at 2:00PM.

Alcorn State and Kent State face off in an regular season game for both teams as every game in this shortened College Basketball season with limited or no fans in attendance means more. Alcorn State has a record of 0-1 this season. Kent State is )-) this season. Both have players to meet and know.

The Alcorn State Roster

The Players to Watch for Alcorn State

Oddyst Walker 6-2 178.0 Guard

Oddyst Walker sports a -11.4 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Oddyst Walker this season has 0.273% of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Oddyst Walker shot 0.0% from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.25% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

Oddyst Walker has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

David Pierce 6-3 215.0 Guard

David Pierce has a -14.5 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

David Pierce attempted 0.667% of his shots from three point range. It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. David Pierce shot 0.0% from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.0% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

This season, when shots were missed, David Pierce is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

David Pierce has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Troymain Crosby 6-4 200.0 Guard

Troymain Crosby has a -7.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Troymain Crosby this season has 0.214% of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.0% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.273% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

This season, when shots were missed, Troymain Crosby is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Troymain Crosby has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Malik Hardmon 6-6 205.0 Forward

Malik Hardmon sports a 4.0 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Malik Hardmon attempted 0.333% of his shots from three point range. This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.0% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.0% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Malik Hardmon has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Anthony Fairley 6-8 190.0 Forward

Anthony Fairley has a 4.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Anthony Fairley attempted 0.0% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made nan% of his three point shots fired this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. Anthony Fairley shot 0.0% inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

He is one of the best at creating second chance scoring opportunities in the country, his ability to grab offensive rebounds is very difficult to beat. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Anthony Fairley has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

The Kent State Roster

The Players to Watch for Kent State

Danny Pippen 6-9 222.0 Forward

Danny Pippen had a 20.5 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. Danny Pippen had a 2.5 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. Last season, he was a positive contributor for the team. Good things happened when he was on the floor. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Danny Pippen attempted 0.516% of his shots from three point range. He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.326% of his three point shots fired this season. Last season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.491% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score was not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Tervell Beck 6-7 230.0 Forward

Tervell Beck sported a 16.8 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign last season. Consider that he was one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. Tervell Beck sported a -0.4 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. He was an average contributor as far as his impact. He is not a major drag nor is he a major positive. He was not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Tervell Beck attempted 0.217% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Tervell Beck shot 0.333% from long range last season. Last season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.708% of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Giovanni Santiago 6-1 155.0 Guard

Giovanni Santiago had a 12.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. In the grand scheme of things, he was an average College Basketball player last season as far as his contributions are concerned. Giovanni Santiago sported a -2.4 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. He was dragging his team down with his play last season. He was not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Giovanni Santiago attempted 0.442% of his shots from three point range. Last season, he did not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Giovanni Santiago shot 0.368% from long range last season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. He made 0.583% of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

Last season, when shots were missed, Giovanni Santiago was certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Justyn Hamilton 6-10 190.0 Forward

Justyn Hamilton sported a 10.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. Last season, he was a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. Justyn Hamilton had a -1.8 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. He was an average contributor as far as his impact. He is not a major drag nor is he a major positive. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Justyn Hamilton last season had 0.083% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Justyn Hamilton shot 0.167% from long range last season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.47% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Justyn Hamilton is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Alcorn State vs. Kent State Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Alcorn State 62 Kent State 87

Spread Pick: Kent State -16.5 -110 Bookmaker
Total Pick: Over 144.5 -110 5Dimes