1. "

    Creighton’s Doug McDermott will try to be the first member of the 3,000-point club to make some noise in the NCAAs.

    Of the other seven members of Club3K, none ever made it to the Sweet 16, which probably isn’t that surprising given what a team game basketball is.

    LSU’s Pete Maravich, the all-time leading scorer (3,667 points), never played in the NCAA Tournament, which had fields of 28 and 30 when he played. Neither did Portland State’s Freeman Williams (3,249), Texas Southern’s Harry Kelly (3,066) or Saint Peter’s Keydren Clark (3,058). Mississippi Valley State’s Alphonso Ford (3,165) lost his only NCAA game and Bradley’s Hersey Hawkins (3,008) went 1-2.

    Lionel Simmons (3,217) made three trips to the dance. La Salle was a 4-seed when it beat Southern Miss in 1990, but was out 2 days later after losing to Clemson.

    McDermott (3,105) and Creighton are a 3-seed in the West.

    "

    http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/colleges/20140317_Possible_Holy_War_.html#YHHYwzCUk3c0RdDl.99

  2. The inestimable @NicoleAuerbach tells us what Dougie McBuckets means to Creighton:

"But in McDermott’s case, it’s relatively simple to calculate a figure. Jason Belzer, a sports attorney and Forbes magazine contributor, suggests adding two numbers: McDermott’s impact on the team measured by scoring proportion and NCAA tournament appearance payout.

Creighton basketball brought in about $5.5 million in 2012-13, according to the Equity in Athletics Disclosure database. Typically, one would divide that number by 13 scholarship players to determine how much each is worth — but McDermott has contributed more than his fair share to the program. McDermott has scored approximately 28.1% of the Bluejays’ points since the fall of 2010; crediting him with 28% of Creighton’s four-year total basketball revenue would mean that he has accounted for $6.2 million.”

Read the rest: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/bigeast/2014/03/11/college-basketball-creighton-university-doug-mcdermott-player-of-the-year-value/6292021/

    The inestimable @NicoleAuerbach tells us what Dougie McBuckets means to Creighton:

    "But in McDermott’s case, it’s relatively simple to calculate a figure. Jason Belzer, a sports attorney and Forbes magazine contributor, suggests adding two numbers: McDermott’s impact on the team measured by scoring proportion and NCAA tournament appearance payout.

    Creighton basketball brought in about $5.5 million in 2012-13, according to the Equity in Athletics Disclosure database. Typically, one would divide that number by 13 scholarship players to determine how much each is worth — but McDermott has contributed more than his fair share to the program. McDermott has scored approximately 28.1% of the Bluejays’ points since the fall of 2010; crediting him with 28% of Creighton’s four-year total basketball revenue would mean that he has accounted for $6.2 million.”

    Read the rest: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/bigeast/2014/03/11/college-basketball-creighton-university-doug-mcdermott-player-of-the-year-value/6292021/

  3. "Who is the best shooter in the country?

It’s a tough question to answer, isn’t it? Does being a “shooter” simply mean merely being a high-level marksman from beyond the arc? Can a player who thrives in the mid-range but rarely ventures out into three-point land be eligible? How heavily should we be valuing stats like efficiency and effective field goal percentage when taking all of this into account?

One number that we like to use is “180″. How do you become a 180 shooter? By shooting 50% or better from the field overall, 40% or better from three and at least 90% from the charity stripe. No college basketball player accomplished that feat last season, but Creighton’s Doug McDermott did become a 180 shooter, with his 49.0% 3PT making up for shooting “just” 87.5% from the free throw line.

Below, listed in alphabetical order, are ten returning players likely to merit consideration this season. Later this month, we’ll begin providing weekly updates tracking this.”

http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/11/11/the-chase-for-180-a-quest-to-find-college-basketballs-best-shooter/

I love this idea from my former writing mates. I’ll be following with great interest.

    "Who is the best shooter in the country?

    It’s a tough question to answer, isn’t it? Does being a “shooter” simply mean merely being a high-level marksman from beyond the arc? Can a player who thrives in the mid-range but rarely ventures out into three-point land be eligible? How heavily should we be valuing stats like efficiency and effective field goal percentage when taking all of this into account?

    One number that we like to use is “180″. How do you become a 180 shooter? By shooting 50% or better from the field overall, 40% or better from three and at least 90% from the charity stripe. No college basketball player accomplished that feat last season, but Creighton’s Doug McDermott did become a 180 shooter, with his 49.0% 3PT making up for shooting “just” 87.5% from the free throw line.

    Below, listed in alphabetical order, are ten returning players likely to merit consideration this season. Later this month, we’ll begin providing weekly updates tracking this.”

    http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/11/11/the-chase-for-180-a-quest-to-find-college-basketballs-best-shooter/

    I love this idea from my former writing mates. I’ll be following with great interest.

  4. The Shockers showed a very well-rounded squad to the home crowd at Koch Arena. Carl Hall had a 17/13 double-double in his second game back from a hand injury that cost him seven games. His frontcourt mate Cleanthony Early had 13, and the backcourt duo of Malcolm Armstead and Demetric Williams combined for 25 points.
Doug McDermott burnished his All-American credentials in the loss, scoring 25 points and hitting 4-5 from deep. If WSU’s Marshall wants to hang his hat on one thing from this game, it would have to be his team’s success in keeping the ball in Wragge’s (1-6 from deep) hands for the final shot when McDermott was flat killing it from outside.
The win puts Wichita State in a 6-1 tie with Creighton atop the Missouri Valley standings. Better yet, the two teams don’t meet again until WSU travels to Omaha on March 2. Season-ending battle for supremacy between two top-notch MVC squads? Yes, please.
(via Missed buzzer-beater gives Wichita State big win over No. 12 Creighton | CollegeBasketballTalk)

    The Shockers showed a very well-rounded squad to the home crowd at Koch Arena. Carl Hall had a 17/13 double-double in his second game back from a hand injury that cost him seven games. His frontcourt mate Cleanthony Early had 13, and the backcourt duo of Malcolm Armstead and Demetric Williams combined for 25 points.

    Doug McDermott burnished his All-American credentials in the loss, scoring 25 points and hitting 4-5 from deep. If WSU’s Marshall wants to hang his hat on one thing from this game, it would have to be his team’s success in keeping the ball in Wragge’s (1-6 from deep) hands for the final shot when McDermott was flat killing it from outside.

    The win puts Wichita State in a 6-1 tie with Creighton atop the Missouri Valley standings. Better yet, the two teams don’t meet again until WSU travels to Omaha on March 2. Season-ending battle for supremacy between two top-notch MVC squads? Yes, please.

    (via Missed buzzer-beater gives Wichita State big win over No. 12 Creighton | CollegeBasketballTalk)

  5. Doug McDermott.

    Doug McDermott.

  6. welcometomalleyworld:

My usual journey in college basketball players you may or may not have heard of…How weird/crazy/demanding would it be if you played college basketball for your father? Depending on your relationship, your father conceivable draws your ire at every moment. In the same breath, he pushes you to be the best player you can be. Creighton basketball coach Greg McDermott is a strong candidate for Missouri Valley coach of the year. The buzz surrounding the Jays grew after the postseason last season. Despite the loss to Oregon in the CBI Tournament, people knew the talent at McDermott’s disposal. Gregory Echenique, a Rutgers transfer. Antoine Young, a dribble drive guard who knows how to handle the basketball. Expectations for 2012 are to the ceiling.But the man I want to introduce to you…It’s all about the coach’s son. As a freshman last year, he was raw, but you saw the talent was there. This season, he is THE COLLEGE BASKETBALL player of the year!!!!!He can shoot and set up on the perimeter, he can put his behind on you in the low block and play post basketball. In my humble opinion, he is the most consistent scorer in college basketball. No question. Averaging 25.2 points per game. 2nd in the nation. The leader of the Creighton Jays. You will know him come March. To the world over, I introduce to you…Creighton sophomore forward, Doug McDermott

    welcometomalleyworld:

    My usual journey in college basketball players you may or may not have heard of…

    How weird/crazy/demanding would it be if you played college basketball for your father? Depending on your relationship, your father conceivable draws your ire at every moment. In the same breath, he pushes you to be the best player you can be. 

    Creighton basketball coach Greg McDermott is a strong candidate for Missouri Valley coach of the year. The buzz surrounding the Jays grew after the postseason last season. Despite the loss to Oregon in the CBI Tournament, people knew the talent at McDermott’s disposal. Gregory Echenique, a Rutgers transfer. Antoine Young, a dribble drive guard who knows how to handle the basketball. Expectations for 2012 are to the ceiling.

    But the man I want to introduce to you…

    It’s all about the coach’s son. As a freshman last year, he was raw, but you saw the talent was there.

    This season, he is THE COLLEGE BASKETBALL player of the year!!!!!He can shoot and set up on the perimeter, he can put his behind on you in the low block and play post basketball. In my humble opinion, he is the most consistent scorer in college basketball. No question. Averaging 25.2 points per game. 2nd in the nation. The leader of the Creighton Jays. You will know him come March. To the world over, I introduce to you…

    Creighton sophomore forward, Doug McDermott

  7. Queen City Family Man: Most teams have a senior class, few teams have a Weems

    queencityfamilyman:

    Creighton's Doug McDermott (3) and Grant Gibbs (10) are outrebounded by Missouri State's Kyle Weems (34). / Corey Perrine / The Omaha World-HeraldI’m willing to bet every single NCAA Division I basketball team has at least one senior. Not very many of them have a Kyle Weems. Just ask Creighton.

    The Blue Jays were right in the thick of a classic Missouri Valley Conference battle with Missouri State Dec. 28 - a game that felt more like…

  8. MVC > MWC?

    dynamo9:

    Creighton survives at San Diego State 85-83, but most importantly, they remain ranked.  Guess who gets to say good things about the Missouri Valley Conference on live radio tomorrow?  THIS GUY.

  9. You guys, there’s a KORVER BLOG on Tumblr. This is truly my home.
windycitysports:

Before the Bigs | Kyle Korver (Creighton)

One of the greatest shooters in NCAA history, he owns the Creighton and MVC record with 371 career three-pointers, which is tied for sixth in NCAA history. Also ranks 14th in NCAA history with 45.3% accuracy and tops among players 6-7 or taller all-time. As a senior, he was a unanimous choice as collegeinsider.com as Mid-Major National Player of the Year. Set Creighton single-season records for three-pointers made (129), three-point accuracy (.480) and free throw accuracy (.908) while also leading team in scoring (17.8), rebounding (6.4) and steals (1.5). His 129 treys ranked 15th in NCAA single-season history. Ranked among the top 10 nationally in three-pointers made, three-point accuracy and free throw accuracy in 2002-03. Only player in Creighton history to appear in four consecutive NCAA Tournaments and to beat rival Nebraska four times. Helped lead Creighton to 99 wins in the last four years, easily the best span in school history. Played his best in big games, with seven three-pointers vs. Fresno State and Notre Dame, eight vs. Xavier and five in NCAA Tournament game vs. Central Michigan. Invited to participate in the Three-Point Shootout during Final Four weekend, where he finished second in the men’s division.

@windycitysports

    You guys, there’s a KORVER BLOG on Tumblr. This is truly my home.

    windycitysports:

    Before the Bigs | Kyle Korver (Creighton)

    One of the greatest shooters in NCAA history, he owns the Creighton and MVC record with 371 career three-pointers, which is tied for sixth in NCAA history. Also ranks 14th in NCAA history with 45.3% accuracy and tops among players 6-7 or taller all-time. As a senior, he was a unanimous choice as collegeinsider.com as Mid-Major National Player of the Year. Set Creighton single-season records for three-pointers made (129), three-point accuracy (.480) and free throw accuracy (.908) while also leading team in scoring (17.8), rebounding (6.4) and steals (1.5). His 129 treys ranked 15th in NCAA single-season history. Ranked among the top 10 nationally in three-pointers made, three-point accuracy and free throw accuracy in 2002-03. Only player in Creighton history to appear in four consecutive NCAA Tournaments and to beat rival Nebraska four times. Helped lead Creighton to 99 wins in the last four years, easily the best span in school history. Played his best in big games, with seven three-pointers vs. Fresno State and Notre Dame, eight vs. Xavier and five in NCAA Tournament game vs. Central Michigan. Invited to participate in the Three-Point Shootout during Final Four weekend, where he finished second in the men’s division.

    @windycitysports