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November 13, 2010
Stat-sheet stuffers do a bit of everything
If Ohio State needed Evan Turner to play a role -- any role -- on the basketball court, he could. Naturally, Turner's name showed up among team and conference leaders in just about every statistical category last season.
On the way to national player of the year honors, Turner led the Big Ten in scoring, finished second in rebounding and assists and was third in steals.
While Turner is gone, there will be no shortage of stat-sheet stuffers in 2009-10. The majority won't reach a similar level of notice as Turner, but that doesn't diminish the versatility and value of these players.
Here's a look at a sort of "All-America stat-sheet stuffers" for 2010-11, as well as a team of under-the-radar do-everything players.
F Damian Saunders, Duquesne (6-7/210, Sr.)
F John Shurna, Northwestern (6-8/215, Jr.)
F Chris Singleton, Florida State (6-9/220, Jr.)
G Charles Jenkins, Hofstra (6-3/220, Sr.)
G Kemba Walker, Connecticut (6-1/172, Jr.)
F Draymond Green, Michigan State (6-6/230, Jr.)
F D.J. Kennedy, St. John's (6-5/214, Sr.)
G Talor Battle, Penn State (6-0/170, Sr.)
G Travis Leslie, Georgia (6-4/202, Jr.)
G Brad Wanamaker, Pittsburgh (6-4/210, Sr.)
C Denzel Bowles, James Madison (6-10/260, Sr.)
F/G Akeem Bennett, St. Francis (N.Y.) (6-3/180, Sr.)
G D.J. Cooper, Ohio U. (5-11/165, Soph.)
G Toure' Murry, Wichita State (6-5/203, Jr.)
David Fox is a national writer for Rivals.com. He can be reached at email@example.com.