Scouting the ASUN: USC-Upstate

Torrey Craig
Torrey Craig
Torrey Craig: 2011-12 ASUN POY: 16.4 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 1.1 bpg, 1.3 spg

USC-Upstate had 2 years of great recruiting turning the most unathletic team in the league into perhaps the most athletic, leading the league in rebound margin, 2nd in blocked shots, 2nd  in steals and 2nd in turnover margin.  Their front line of 6’7” Babatunde Olumuyiwa, 6’8” Jodd Maxey and 6’8” 246 Ricardo Glenn is physical as well as athletic.  Most impressive of all is 6’6” ASun Player of the Year Torrey Craig, who could take over a game, averaging 16.4 points and 7.7 rebounds.  Less athletic holdovers like Carter Cook and Chalmers Rogers were chased to the bench last season by the young guys.   They return everyone of importance, including POY Craig and Freshman of the Year Ty Greene.     They finished the season strong by beating Kent State in the CIT, earning Eddie Payne the MidMajor Coach of the Year.  Returning so many leaves them with few scholarships and few new recruits this year, but they still add to their size with 6’10” Michael Buchanan and 6’7” Zach Lillie and 6’7” 215 David Lighty.  They should be much better from the natural improvement of their young squad.   Shane Porcea. 6’10” Aru Kok , Carter Cook, Chalmers Rogers depart.

2012-2013 USC-Upstate Roster

1 Dee Washington Forward 6-4 200 Freshman Franklin, N.C. / Rabun Gap Nacoochee School
3 Jeremy Ford Guard 6-1 170 Junior Varnville, S.C. / Cleveland State C.C.
5 Ty Greene Guard 6-2 180 Sophomore Knoxville, Tenn. / Bearden HS
12 Ricardo Glenn Forward 6-8 246 Junior Augusta, Ga. / Richmond Academy
14 David Lighty Forward 6-7 215 Junior Darlington, S.C. / Spartanburg Methodist
15 Adrian Rodgers Guard 6-4 205 Sophomore Alpharetta, Ga. / Maine Central Institute
22 Zach Lillie Forward 6-7 210 Freshman Athens, Ga. / Athens Christian
23 Torrey Craig Forward 6-6 215 Junior Great Falls, S.C. / Great Falls HS
24 Jodd Maxey Forward 6-8 200 Junior Statham, Ga. / S.C. State
25 Bruce Haynes Guard 6-2 195 Sophomore Summerville, S.C. / Pinewood Prep
30 Rob Elam Forward 6-6 218 Senior East Point, Ga. / East Mississippi
31 Mario Blessing Guard 6-2 165 Sophomore Kusterdingen, Germany / Urspring HS
32 Fred Miller Guard 6-4 200 Sophomore Atlanta, Ga. / Chamblee HS
34 Babatunde Olumuyiwa Forward/Center 6-8 220 Junior Athens, Ga. / Clarke Central HS
44 Michael Buchanan Center 6-11 250 Freshman Las Vegas, Nev. / Palo Verde HS

2011-2012 USC-Upstate Results

RECORD:  OVERALL  HOME  AWAY  NEUTRAL 
ALL GAMES (21-13) (13-1) (7-9) (1-3)
CONFERENCE (13-5) (8-1) (5-4) (0-0)
NON-CONFERENCE (8-8) (5-0) (2-5) (1-3)

2011-2012 Stats

Player MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TPG FG% FT% 3P%
Torrey Craig 29.7 16.4 7.7 1.5 1.3 1.1 2.7 .435 .682 .349
Ty Greene 30.5 11.4 2.9 2.4 1.5 0.1 1.9 .384 .778 .400
Ricardo Glenn 22.3 9.5 7.3 1.5 0.8 0.3 1.4 .523 .569 .000
Adrian Rodgers 20.0 8.2 2.1 1.8 0.8 0.1 2.2 .449 .545 .237
Jodd Maxey 21.6 7.7 4.8 1.0 1.6 1.4 1.8 .517 .600 .000
Babatunde Olumuyiwa 16.6 5.6 3.2 0.6 0.4 1.0 1.2 .533 .519 .000
Mario Blessing 22.9 4.7 1.5 1.8 0.5 0.1 1.7 .364 .667 .352
Carter Cook 8.3 3.1 1.1 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.5 .474 .737 .316
Fred Miller 11.9 2.4 1.3 1.1 0.6 0.0 0.9 .276 .545 .190
Chalmers Rogers 12.4 2.2 1.4 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.5 .400 .364 .368
Shane Porchea 4.3 1.3 0.8 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 .353 .444 .000
Bruce Haynes 3.3 1.0 0.0 0.8 0.5 0.0 0.0 .250 1.000 .000
Rob Elam 7.3 1.0 0.8 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.3 .381 .667 .000
Totals 71 37 13 8 4 15 .439 .637 .337

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