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Incarnate Word vs. Texas State 12/5/2020 College Basketball Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Incarnate Word takes on Texas State on 12/5/2020 at 3:00PM.

Incarnate Word and Texas 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. Incarnate Word has a record of 1-2 this season. Texas State is 2-1 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

The Incarnate Word Roster

The Players to Watch for Incarnate Word

Keaston Willis 6-3 180 Guard

Keaston Willis sports a 25.8 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

Keaston Willis this season has 0.3% 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 0.333% of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Keaston Willis shot 0.679% 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.

This season, when shots were missed, Keaston Willis 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 an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Keaston Willis 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 a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. He is not a shot blocker. 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.

Des Balentine 6-0 178 Guard

Des Balentine has a 10.9 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

Des Balentine attempted 0.125% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 1.0% 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. He made 0.357% 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. 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 a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

Des Balentine 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. 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.

Drew Lutz 6-1 165 Guard

Drew Lutz has a 10.8 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. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Drew Lutz attempted 0.2% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Drew Lutz shot 0.25% from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Drew Lutz shot 0.563% inside the perimeter. 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.

This season, when shots were missed, Drew Lutz 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 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

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

Marcus Larsson 6-10 207 Forward

Marcus Larsson sports a 14.7 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 considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Marcus Larsson attempted 0.0% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Marcus Larsson shot nan% from long range this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. Marcus Larsson shot 0.444% inside the perimeter. 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.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

Marcus Larsson 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.

Brandon Swaby 6-3 170 Guard

Brandon Swaby sports a 9.0 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

Brandon Swaby attempted 0.643% 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. Brandon Swaby shot 0.444% from long range this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. He made 0.6% 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. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

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

Brandon Swaby 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.

Bradley Akhile 6-7 200 Forward

Bradley Akhile has a 1.0 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

Bradley Akhile this season has 0.571% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.25% of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 1.0% 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. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

This season, when shots were missed, Bradley Akhile 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

Bradley Akhile 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.

The Texas State Roster

The Players to Watch for Texas State

Mason Harrell 5-9 145 Guard

Mason Harrell sports a 18.6 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 considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Mason Harrell this season has 0.278% 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. Mason Harrell shot 0.6% from long range this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. Mason Harrell shot 0.462% inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer 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.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.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

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

Shelby Adams 6-3 175 Guard

Shelby Adams sports a 15.8 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

Shelby Adams this season has 0.158% 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 0.563% 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.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.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

Shelby Adams 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. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. 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.

Marlin Davis 6-2 165 Guard

Marlin Davis sports a 11.5 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

Marlin Davis attempted 0.412% 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. Marlin Davis shot 0.286% from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.4% 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, Marlin Davis 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 among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Marlin Davis 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. He is not a shot blocker. 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.

Isiah Small 6-8 170 Forward

Isiah Small has a 16.4 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

Isiah Small attempted 0.214% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Isiah Small shot 0.0% from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.727% 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. 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 among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Isiah Small 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. 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 Isiah Small is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Alonzo Sule 6-7 200 Forward

Alonzo Sule has a 19.9 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Alonzo Sule this season has 0.0% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Alonzo Sule shot nan% from long range this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. Alonzo Sule shot 0.474% inside the perimeter. 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.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.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

Alonzo Sule 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. 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.

Incarnate Word vs. Texas State Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Incarnate Word 57 Texas State 76

Spread Pick: Texas State +7.5 -110 bet365
Total Pick: Under 136 -110 5Dimes and Over 125.5 -110 bet365