Five games into the 2009-10 season, the Charlotte 49ers men's basketball team is off to a 4-1 start and comparing the 49ers' performance to other teams in the Atlantic 10 Conference shows some marked improvement in several areas over last season.
So far, Charlotte is third in the league in scoring offense (averaging 77.6 points a game; tops in free throw percentage (74.6 percent); third in rebounding offense (42.0 a game); second in blocked shots (6.0 per game); tied for second in offensive rebounds (14.2 per game); and third in defensive rebounds (27.8 per game).
In individual performances, Charlotte forward Shamari Spears leads the league in scoring, averaging 24.3 points per game (Spears has played in four of the 49ers' five games).
Among the other standouts: Freshman forward Chris Braswell is sixth in rebounding, averaging 8.4 per game; Senior point guard DiJuan Harris is third in assists (4.6 per game); junior Charles Dewhurst is tied for the league in free throw percentage, having made all 14 of his free throws; and center Phil Jones is third in blocked shots (2.6 per game).
You can view all of the A-10 stats here.
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