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South Carolina State vs. UNC Asheville 12/5/2020 College Basketball Picks, Prediction, and Preview

South Carolina State takes on UNC Asheville on 12/5/2020 at 2:00PM.

South Carolina State and UNC Asheville 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. South Carolina State has a record of 0-3 this season. UNC Asheville is 0-2 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

The South Carolina State Roster

The Players to Watch for South Carolina State

Rahsaan Edwards 6-0 205 Guard

Rahsaan Edwards sports a 11.6 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 not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Rahsaan Edwards this season has 0.654% 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. He made 0.294% of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.333% 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, Rahsaan Edwards 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

Rahsaan Edwards 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. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Rahsaan Edwards is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Floyd Rideau 6-5 190 Guard

Floyd Rideau sports a 13.2 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

Floyd Rideau 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. Floyd Rideau shot 0.333% from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Floyd Rideau shot 0.333% 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.

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

Floyd Rideau 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 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 Floyd Rideau is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Tariq Simmons 6-3 200 Guard

Tariq Simmons has a 2.3 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 considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Tariq Simmons attempted 0.419% 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. Tariq Simmons shot 0.231% from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.278% 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 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

Tariq Simmons 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. 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.

Latavian Lawrence 6-6 210 Guard

Latavian Lawrence has a 4.9 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. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Latavian Lawrence this season has 0.478% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.455% of his three point shots fired this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. Latavian Lawrence shot 0.25% 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.

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

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

Jemal Davis 6-9 200 Forward

Jemal Davis has a 15.9 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 considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Jemal Davis this season has 0.185% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Jemal Davis shot 0.0% from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.545% 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.

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

Jemal 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 does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. 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. 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.

Trushaun Moorer 6-2 190 Guard

Trushaun Moorer has a 1.9 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

Trushaun Moorer attempted 0.526% of his shots from three point range. He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. Trushaun Moorer shot 0.2% from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Trushaun Moorer shot 0.333% 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, Trushaun Moorer 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

Trushaun Moorer 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 Trushaun Moorer is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Themus Fulks 6-1 185 Guard

Themus Fulks has a -2.2 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 considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Themus Fulks attempted 0.235% 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. Themus Fulks shot 0.25% from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.308% 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, Themus Fulks is 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

Themus Fulks 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 Themus Fulks is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Sebastian Guitian 6-10 240 Forward

Sebastian Guitian has a 14.6 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. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Sebastian Guitian this season has 0.056% 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. Sebastian Guitian shot 0.529% 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.

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

Sebastian Guitian 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. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Sebastian Guitian is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Dallas James 7-0 235 Center

Dallas James has a 5.4 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. 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

Dallas James this season has 0.0% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Dallas James 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. Dallas James shot 0.5% 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.

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. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

Dallas James 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 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.

The UNC Asheville Roster

The Players to Watch for UNC Asheville

Trent Stephney 6-2 160 Guard

Trent Stephney has a 11.8 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. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Trent Stephney attempted 0.313% 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 0.2% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.636% 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.

This season, when shots were missed, Trent Stephney 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. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

Trent Stephney 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. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Trent Stephney is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Tajion Jones 6-5 190 Guard

Tajion Jones 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 considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Tajion Jones this season has 0.552% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.313% of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.615% 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 among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Tajion Jones 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. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

L.J. Thorpe 6-5 215 Guard

L.J. Thorpe has a 13.7 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

L.J. Thorpe attempted 0.15% 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. L.J. Thorpe shot 0.471% 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.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

L.J. Thorpe 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. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but L.J. Thorpe is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Evan Clayborne 6-8 240 Forward

Evan Clayborne has a 16.1 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. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Evan Clayborne 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. Evan Clayborne shot 0.533% 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.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

Evan Clayborne 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 Evan Clayborne is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Lavar Batts 6-3 185 Guard

Lavar Batts has a -9.2 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 considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Lavar Batts 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. Lavar Batts shot 0.0% from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.125% 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, Lavar Batts 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. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

Lavar Batts 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. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Lavar Batts is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

South Carolina State vs. UNC Asheville Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: South Carolina State 64 UNC Asheville 85

Spread Pick: UNC Asheville -10.5 -120 5Dimes
Total Pick: Over 138.5 -110 bet365