Thursday, November 26, 2009

Five games in, 49ers rank near top in A-10

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.


Unknown said...

Great start Niners. Let's keep it going, straight through ECU.

Anonymous said...

Spears is a beast. I've really been impressed with Braswell's play so far. He is a great passer and knows what ot do around the basket. I can't wait to see him develop throughout the year.

We need someone to step up as our go to shooter. We have several options, but they haven't been consistent. If this happens, we will be a pretty good team come March.


ninergirl said...

some permanent links to Niner stats, radio info, A10 stats, etc would be excellent on this blog.

Josh said...

Niners off to a great start! Keep it up guys! Go Niners!

Anonymous said...

Spears' level of play, so far, has been a great asset to the 49ers. I hope he makes a difference this year and gets the program back on track. And bring back the old winning days of Lutz's scrapy recruits that could beat just about any big name opponent on any given night.