Quote by BasketballNcaa rates the year of 2016
Name an underrated perimeter player
Stefano “Bobby” Russillo: Malcolm Hill is Illinois’ go-to guy. He is averaging 18.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists while shooting 42.3% from behind the arc. Whoever gets him in the second round next June might find a diamond in the rough.
Fabio Cro: Dwayne Bacon (Florida State). Few wings are that strong and can score with such ease in the Ncaa.
Stefano “Mac” Bei: Bogdan Bliznyuk (Eastern Washington). He took over for the team and more than replaced Tyler Harvey and Venky Jois. He has a great future ahead of him.
Manuel Follis: Dewayne Russell (Grand Canyon). Coach Dan Majerle recruited him hard and then turned him into a scoring machine. The talent is there, the height will give him trouble in the future.
Raffaele Fante: All eyes are on Dennis Smith, but NC State will go places because of Torin Dorn.
Riccardo “Ric” De Angelis: if you make a google search for “Matt Ferrell”, you will only find pictures of his reunion with his brother. Yet, he is one of the most improved players in D-I.
Paolo “Pablo” Mutarelli: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is one of the best all around player in the nation and one of the most underrated. An excellent on ball defender, quick with his hands and feet and the hidden playmaker within Kansas offense. He will be a steal in the next draft.
Name an underrated frontcourt player
Stefano “Bobby” Russillo: Michel Young (Pittsburgh). He is undersized at PF for the Nba, but he can play in the paint, shoot from behind the arc (45.7%) and has good court vision (3 assists per game). His 22.8 points are carrying the Panthers.
Fabio Cro: Zach Collins (Gonzaga). Someone might think he should not be listed as underrated, but he deserves more consideration.
Stefano “Mac” Bei: Again, Justin Patton (Creighton), who will certainly get more attention with the start of the Big East. He lacks a few pounds to really fight under the basket, but the potential is there.
Manuel Follis: Dedric Lawson (Memphis). He has the athleticism, the touch and fundamentals. He never looks tough, but nobody has him in any draft conversation and that’s a mistake.
Raffaele Fante: Bonzie Colson (Notre Dame) is underrated and undersized but he is one of the best in college with his 17 points and 10.4 rebounds per game.
Riccardo “Ric” De Angelis: Caleb Swanigan. ‘Nuff Said.
Paolo “Pablo” Mutarelli: Hayden Dalton. He is not too tall nor too athletic, but he has great IQ and good hands. He was the real protagonist of the game between Wyoming and USC. He somewhat reminds of another Ncaa player of the recent past, Jacob Parker, 6-6 center for the Stephen F. Austin that took the Marc Madness by storm.
Last question, the one player or moment that struck you the most.
Stefano “Bobby” Russillo: Fort Wayne’s head coach Jon Coffman and his post game interview after the upset against Indiana. Him thanking the opposing coach for deciding to play the game on the road is a great example of the spirit of college basketball.
Fabio Cro: have you seen Florida’s Canyon Barry shooting free-throws? I mean, at least Onuaku was a center…
Manuel Follis: I go with Fort Wayne’s head coach post game interview as well. You can watch the video here. This is why I love college basketball.
Raffaele Fante: Well, we all know Duke is the only favorite and nobody is ever going to challenge its dominance. Or not.
Riccardo “Ric” De Angelis: Indiana State pulling the upset on Larry Bird’s birthday.
Paolo “Pablo” Mutarelli: the Ball’s dynasty. We did talk about Lonzo, but his brothers LaMelo and LiAngelo are coming, and they seem just as talented.