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Gardner-Webb vs. Western Kentucky 12/10/2020 College Basketball Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Gardner-Webb takes on Western Kentucky on 12/10/2020 at 8:00PM.

Gardner-Webb and Western Kentucky 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. Gardner-Webb has a record of )-) this season. Western Kentucky is 3-2 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

The Gardner-Webb Roster

The Players to Watch for Gardner-Webb

Jaheam Cornwall 6-0 175.0 Guard

Jaheam Cornwall sported a 19.1 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. Jaheam Cornwall had a 1.9 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. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Jaheam Cornwall last season had 0.611% of his shots attempted from 3 point range It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. Jaheam Cornwall shot 0.444% from long range last season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made 0.44% 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 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, Jaheam Cornwall 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. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like Jaheam Cornwall opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Jaheam Cornwall is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Ludovic Dufeal 6-8 200.0 Forward

Ludovic Dufeal sported a 18.6 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. Ludovic Dufeal sported a 0.6 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

Ludovic Dufeal last season had 0.223% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Ludovic Dufeal shot 0.333% from long range last season. Last season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Ludovic Dufeal shot 0.638% inside the perimeter. 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.

He was 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 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

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. 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 Ludovic Dufeal is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Kareem Reid 6-9 205.0 Forward

Kareem Reid had a 22.6 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. Kareem Reid had a -0.8 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

Kareem Reid attempted 0.015% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Kareem Reid shot 0.5% from long range last season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made 0.643% 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.

He was 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 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. 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 Kareem Reid is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

The Western Kentucky Roster

The Players to Watch for Western Kentucky

Taveion Hollingsworth 6-2 165 Guard

Taveion Hollingsworth has a 25.3 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this 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. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Taveion Hollingsworth attempted 0.238% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.333% of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Taveion Hollingsworth shot 0.583% inside the perimeter. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

This season, when shots were missed, Taveion Hollingsworth is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

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. He is not a shot blocker. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Taveion Hollingsworth is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Carson Williams 6-5 230 Forward

Carson Williams sports a 12.9 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. 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

Carson Williams attempted 0.296% 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. Carson Williams shot 0.5% from long range this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made 0.474% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

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. 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. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. 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.

Charles Bassey 6-11 230 Center

Charles Bassey has a 30.3 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this 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. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Charles Bassey this season has 0.204% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.182% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Charles Bassey shot 0.674% inside the perimeter. 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. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

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 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

Charles Bassey 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. 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.

Josh Anderson 6-6 195 Guard

Josh Anderson sports a 15.3 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. 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

Josh Anderson this season has 0.214% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. 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 0.591% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

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 an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Josh Anderson 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. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Kenny Cooper 6-0 190 Guard

Kenny Cooper has a 3.1 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. 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

Kenny Cooper attempted 0.429% 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. Kenny Cooper shot 0.222% from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Kenny Cooper shot 0.167% 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.

This season, when shots were missed, Kenny Cooper is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. 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. He is not a shot blocker. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Kenny Cooper is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Gardner-Webb vs. Western Kentucky Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Gardner-Webb 62 Western Kentucky 82

Spread Pick: Western Kentucky -15.5 -110 Bookmaker
Total Pick: Over 143 -110 5Dimes