Wednesday, December 15, 2010

San Jose State - Seattle game preview

It's Seattle up next for the Spartans on Saturday, December 18 at 7 p.m. in the Emerald City. Thinking of the geographical locations, let's also call it at least in some ways the unofficial PC versus Mac matchup.

The Redhawks aren't big and like to run and press. Hey, what else should be expected from a team in a city with expresso machines pulsating on every corner. Jittery is also an apt description for a team that topped Oregon State and Idaho but also lost at home to Cal Poly by 16 and on the road to San Francisco by 21 and UC Davis by 22 points. In that December 11 contest with Idaho, Seattle forced the Vandals into 20 turnovers and also won the battle of the boards 35-27.

Let's see if Seattle is effective or not in producing TOs against SJSU. Their defense is improving in points allowed as the season continues.

Cam Dollar, the ex-UCLA guard and assistant to Lorenzo Romar at UW, is the Redhawk head coach. He has enjoyed success in garnering talent leaving the nearby Husky program (Charles Garcia - who actually never made it to UW - and now Clarence Trent, who is redshirting). Having had a hand in originally recruiting both helped in those moves.

The Redhawk Starting Five

* Cervante Burrell
5-foot-10 -- 12.6 ppg., 39% overall shooting, 0-7 on three-point attempts, 39/45 assist-to-turnover ratio

* Sterling Carter 6-foot-0 -- 12.0 ppg., 41 % overall shooting, 41% on three-point attempts, 73 of his 127 shots have been from long distance, 42 TOs in 12 games

* Garrett Lever 6-foot-0 -- 3.6 ppg., 36% overall shooting, second in rebounding at 6.3, a (team-leading) 29 steals

* Aaron Broussard 6-foot-5 -- (team-leading) 15.1 ppg., (team-leading) 52% overall shooting, (team-leading) 8.4 rpg., second in steals with 20

* Alex Jones 6-foot-8 -- 9.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game,

Off The Bench

* Gavin Gilmore 6-foot-8

* Brandon Durham 6-foot-7 -- a low post threat currently shooting 62%

* Mark McLaughlin 6-foot-6 -- originally committed to Washington State, then signed with Nevada and finally Baylor before coming home, he's averaging 8.7 points and 4.5 rebounds a game with 34% overall shooting and 29% from long distance (he's taken the second most trey attempts on the team)

As A Team

Seattle is shooting 40% on the season while allowing opponents to make 45% of shot attempts, 29% to 345 on threes. The Redhawks are trailing in most stats but the closest is 105 steals to 106 for opposing teams.

Seattle schedule to date

12/11/10 Seattle University 66, University of Idaho 56

12/04/10 @ Weber State 65, Seattle 61

12/01/10 @ Portland State 83, Seattle 76

11/29/10 Seattle University 72, Montana State 70

11/27/10 UC Davis 80, Seattle 58

11-21-10 @ Irvine, CA Seattle University 75, Navy 70

11/20/10 @ Irvine, CA UC Irvine 85, Seattle University 77

11/19/10 @ Irvine, CA Louisiana Tech 85, Seattle University 72

11/17/10 Seattle University 83, Oregon State Univers 80

11/14/10 Cal Poly 76, Seattle University 60

11/12/10 @ San Francisco 97, Seattle 76

11/08/10 @ Maryland 105, Seattle Univ. 76

The Redhawk roster (by position, alphabetized)

Cervante Burrell G 5-10 170 Jr.
Sterling Carter G 6-0 200 Fr.
Jarell Flora G 6-3 180 Fr.
Garrett Lever G 6-0 180 Sr. (the son of former NBA player Fat Lever)
Mark McLaughlin G 6-6 195 Fr.
Fred Wilson G 6-2 197 Fr.

Aaron Broussard F 6-5 205 Jr.
Brandon Durham F 6-7 220 So
Gavin Gilmore F 6-8 220 Jr.
Alex Jones F 6-8 215 Sr.
Chad Rasmussen F 6-7 200 So.
Taylor Stevens F 6-7 230 Jr.
Clarence Trent F 6-6 225 So.

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