Jack Scheuer’s Off The Boards – March 4, 2015 Edition

Off The Boards

By Jack Scheuer

March 4, 2015 Edition

It’s just about time to choose this year’s all Big 5 team, so here we go: DeAndre’ Bembry from St. Joe’s, who has had a terrific season despite being  targeted by opponents who consider him the Hawks only offensive threat; Darrun Hilliard, Villanova’s excellent sharpshooter who is the best  player on one of the best teams in the country; Will Cummings, Temple’s outstanding leader, and where would the Owls be without him?; Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono, he did a great job running the team and made big shots when needed; and JayVaughn Pinkston, whose toughness and strong defense has been invaluable to Villanova.  As for the Outstanding Player, I would call it a tie between Bembry and Hilliard.
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According to an unreliable source, the Sixers have a new plan: They will draft Frank Kaminsky, extend JaVale McGee another year, and sign a suddenly healthy Andrew Bynum.  Combining those three with Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid, they will go to camp with five very tall centers and 15 draft picks. From all reports, the team’s analytic experts love the idea.
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Trivia Time: Of all the true centers who have played in Division One, who scored the most points? Note:  Elvin Hayes is officially listed as a forward/center.) Answer at the end of the column.
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Just wondering: How many times does Keith Olbermann have to get suspended or fired, before people realize he’s really not worth hiring.?.. Also, how would you like to be the play-by-play guy with the combative and eccentric Bill Walton as your color man?
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This and That: Those 2 local Jeffersons have had real good seasons: Amile at Duke (Friends Central), and Arizona’s Rondae Hollis (Chester). Possibility they could meet in the NCAA’s….A must win for Temple tomorrow night at E. Carolina. Then a huge game with UConn at home on Saturday….More Fathers and Sons: Elgin Cook at Oregon, (Alvin Robertson)…Penn can end a disappointing season on a high note by upsetting Princeton at the Palestra next Tuesday…..Will Cummings is the American Conference steals leader with 56….And how about that Marreese Speights averaging 11.5 ppg. coming off the bench for Golden State.
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Answer to Trivia Time: David Robinson  scored 2,269 points while playing for Navy.

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