SUPER SEVEN PTPers | NCAA Tournament: Rounds 1 and 2
If you take a look at the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, it has been all about parity. I've screamed about it all year long, and one key reason is guard play. That aspect of the game has become important because many players leave college early.
It's time to select my Super Seven PTPers for the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. These guys really excelled during the opening rounds, and many of them are standouts on the perimeter (listed in alphabetical order, with relevant tourney stats).
Lionel Chalmers -- Xavier
56 points (tied for 2nd overall) -- 19-of-26 FGs (6-of-10 trifectas) -- 12-of-15 FTs
Matt Freije -- Vanderbilt
44 points -- 12-of-24 FGs (6-of-13 trifectas) -- 14-of-16 FTs
Ivan McFarlin -- Oklahoma State
33 points -- 14-of-19 FGs -- 20 rebounds -- six steals (tied for 1st) -- five blocks
Gerry McNamara -- Syracuse
56 points (tied for 2nd overall; 43 in first-round game vs. BYU) -- 11-of-20 trifectas
Jameer Nelson -- St. Joseph's
57 points (leads tourney)
Chris Paul -- Wake Forest
51 points -- 11 rebounds -- 13 assists
Wayne Simien -- Kansas
31 points -- 21 rebounds -- six steals (tied for 1st)
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