Big Ten Basketball Season Recap
WNUR’s Ari Ross (@aross50) looks through the stats of the Big Ten alumni in the NBA, and how they fared through the season, while also looking into how Northwestern alumni fared in their respective leagues.
While Northwestern has no basketball alums currently playing in the NBA, the Big Ten Conference has 30 alums playing for NBA Teams.
Here’s how Big Ten basketball alums performed in the NBA this season:
Deron Williams, PG, Brooklyn Nets: 14.30 PPG, 2.62 RPG, 6.12 APG
Meyers Leonard, C, Portland Trail Blazers: 2.45 PPG, 2.77 RPG, 0.45 APG
Eric Gordon, G, New Orleans Pelicans: 15.44 PPG, 2.56 RPG, 3.23 APG
D.J. White, PF, Charlotte Bobcats: 1.00 RPG
Victor Oladipo, G, Orlando Magic: 13.82 PPG, 4.11 RPG, 4.09 APG
Cody Zeller, F, Charlotte Bobcats: 5.98 PPG, 4.30 RPG, 1.12 APG
Reggie Evans, PF, Sacramento Kings: 3.96 PPG, 6.19 RPG, 0.39 APG
Jamal Crawford, SG, Los Angeles Clippers: 18.58 PPG, 2.29 RPG, 3.23 APG
Tim Hardaway Jr., SG, New York Knicks: 10.17 PPG, 1.49 RPG, 0.81 APG
Trey Burke, G, Utah Jazz: 12.79 PPG, 2.97 RPG, 5.66 APG
Shannon Brown, G, New York Knicks: 2.17 PPG, 0.97 RPG, 0.31 APG
Zach Randolph, PF, Memphis Grizzlies: 17.37 PPG, 10.05 RPG, 2.52 APG
Alan Anderson, G/F, Brooklyn Nets: 7.23 PPG, 2.24 RPG, 1.03 APG
Draymond Green, PF, Golden State Warriors: 6.23 PPG, 4.99 RPG, 1.85 APG
Kris Humphries, PF, Boston Celtics: 8.39 PPG, 5.93 RPG, 0.97 APG
Greg Oden, C, Miami Heat: 2.91 PPG, 2.35 RPG, 0.04 APG
Mike Conley Jr., PG, Memphis Grizzlies: 17.21 PPG, 2.92 RPG, 6.01 APG
Kosta Koufos, C, Memphis Grizzlies: 6.42 PPG, 5.22 RPG, 0.49 APG
Byron Mullens, C, Philadelphia 76ers: 4.20 PPG, 2.04 RPG, 0.31 APG
Evan Turner, SG, Indiana Pacers: 13.99 PPG, 5.04 RPG, 3.22 APG
Jared Sullinger, C, Boston Celtics: 13.27 PPG, 8.12 RPG, 1.59 APG
Carl Landry, F, Sacramento Kings: 4.22 PPG, 3.17 RPG, 0.28 APG
Robbie Hummel, F, Minnesota Timberwolves: 3.42 PPG, 2.49 RPG, 0.43 APG
E’Twaun Moore, SG, Orlando Magic: 6.32 PPG, 1.72 RPG, 1.42 APG
Devin Harris, G, Dallas Mavericks: 7.88 PPG, 2.12 RPG, 4.45 APG
Jon Leuer, PF, Memphis Grizzlies: 6.16 PPG, 3.22 RPG, 0.41 APG
Big Ten NBA Player of the Season:
Zach Randolph. Randolph averaged 17.37 PPG, 10.05 RPG and 2.52 APG in 79 games for the Grizzlies. Randolph shot 46.7 percent from the field and 74.2 percent from the charity stripe. Randolph, 32, was born in Marion, Indiana, and played one year at Michigan State University, where he averaged 10.8 PPG and 6.7 RPG, leading the Spartans to the NCAA Final Four. The Portland Trail Blazers drafted Randolph with the No. 19 pick in the 2001 NBA Draft. He played six seasons with the Trail Blazers, one with the New York Knicks and one with the Los Angeles Clippers before being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies. Randolph is a two time NBA All-Star and made the All-NBA Third Team in 2011.
Northwestern International and D-League Players:
Mohamed Hachad, G, Fos Quest Provence Basket: 12.00 PPG, 5.75 RPG, 2.31 APG
Reggie Hearn, G, Idaho Stampede: 8.63 PPG, 4.41 RPG, 0.98 APG
Alex Marcotullio, G, Glasglow Rocks: 9.36 PPG, 3.52 RPG, 2.76 APG
John Shurna, F, FIATC Mutua Joventut: 11.63 PPG, 3.48 RPG, 0.78 APG
Michael Thompson, PG, Pau-Orthez: 11.75 PPG, 1.86 RPG, 3.21 APG
Northwestern Pro Basketball Player of the Season:
Mohamed Hachad. Hachad averaged 12.00 PPG, 5.75 RPG, 2.31 APG and 1.61 SPG in 36 games for Fos Quest Provence. Hachad shot 43.2 percent from the field, 34.3 percent from behind the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. Hachad had player efficiency rating (PER) of 17.45. Hachad was a four-year starter for the Wildcats after being named high school’s Mr. Quebec. His senior year, he was named to the 2006 All-Big Ten Defensive Team after leading Northwestern with 42 steals, while averaging 11.8 PPG. He currently plays for Fos Quest Provence Basket in France’s first-tier men’s professional basketball league.
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