Saturday, December 20, 2014

College Hoops Previews & The 300 Club

Catch up on the Daily News' previews of all the City 6 men's schools before they tip off the season Friday night.

College Hoops Previews & The 300 Club

College basketball kicks off Friday — and in case you missed any (or all) of the team preview pages this week in the Daily News, we have put them all together for you in one place, along with the composite schedule.

Chick here to download those pages.

And below is a look at the returning players among the City 6 with 500 or more career points at their current school (not including points scored at a previous colleges before transferring):

 Player  School  Hgt.  Yr.    Pos.    GP  Pts.  Avg.
 Carl Jones  Saint Joseph's    5-11    Sr.  G    96    1403    14.6  
 Chris Fouch  Drexel  6-2  Sr.  G    93  1144  12.3
 Langston Galloway  Saint Joseph's  6-2  Jr.  G    67    948  14.1
 Khalif Wyatt  Temple  6-4  Sr.  G    75    879  11.7
 Tyreek Duren  La Salle  6-0  Jr.  G    67    772  11.5
 Mouphtaou Yarou   Villanova  6-10  Sr.  F-C    86    730    8.5
 Miles Cartwright  Penn  6-3  Jr.  G    60    672  11.2
 Frantz Massenat  Drexel  6-4  Jr.  G    67    665    9.9
 Derrick Thomas  Drexel  6-4  Sr.  G    93    663    7.1
 Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson    Temple  6-6  Sr.  F  100    619    6.2
 C.J. Aiken  Saint Joseph's  6-9  Jr.  F    67    617    9.2
 Ronald Roberts  Saint Joseph's  6-8  Jr.  F    67    580    8.7
 Sam Mills  La Salle  6-2  Jr.  G    65    521    8.0
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