SI Selects Bazemore To Their Top 16 Defensive List
By ODU Athletics
Oct. 14, 2010
NORFOLK, VA - Sports Illustrated.com has selected ODU junior guard Kent Bazemore (Kelford, NC.) as one of the nation's top 16 defenders two days after ESPN.com gave him a similar honor. The complete list is on this link: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/ncaa/?eref=sinav
Bazemore tied for first in the CAA with a 1.9 steals per game average and a total of 67 for the entire season. Bazemore had a season high of six steals in a game against Georgia State and four in a game against Towson, Drexel, Delaware and Northeastern.
Last year, Bazemore was named to the CAA's All-Defensive squad, CollegeInsiders.com All-American Defensive team and the CAA All-Tournament squad.
Bazemore averaged 8.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game in 36 games played. He helped lead the Monarchs to a 27-9 record, the CAA regular season and tournament championship as well as the second round of the NCAA tournament.
The Monarchs will preview the 2010-11 season on Oct. 23rd with the annual Blue-White scrimmage at 12 noon.
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED TOP 16 DEFENDERS 1. Chris Singleton, Florida State 2. Kenneth Faried, Morehead St. 3. Venoy Overton, Washington 4. Ronald Nored, Butler 5. Iman Shumpert, Ga. Tech 6. Damian Saunders, Duquesne 7. Jefffrey Taylor, Vanderbilt 8. E'Twaun Moore, Purdue 9. David Foster, Utah 10. Jackson Emery, BYU 11. David Lighty, Ohio State 12. Gilbert Brown, Pittsburgh 13. Kent Bazemore, ODU 14. JuJuan Johnson, Purdue 15. Jeff Allen - Va. Tech 16. Jay Threatt- Delaware State
ESPN.COM NATION'S TOP 20 DEFENDERS Lavoy Allen, Temple Kent Bazemore, ODU Will Coleman, Memphis Kenneth Faried, Morehead St. David Foster, Utah Jorge Cutierrrez, California Rick Jackson, Syracuse Jajuan Johnson, Purdue Kawhi Leonard, San Diego State David Lighty, Ohio State Vernon Macklin, Florida Zeke Marshall, Akron Gary McGhee, Pittsburgh Ronald Nored, Butler Shelvin Mack, Butler Venoy Overton, Washington Jacob Pullen, Kansas State Damian Saunders, Duquesne Chris Singleton, Fla. State Jeffrey Taylor, Vanderbilt Kemba Walker, UCONN