MARK MADNESS | Nos. 60-51 in Mark Adams' countdown of ASN's top 100 players
60. Henry Caruso | Princeton
While this Caruso, a senior, is not an operatic tenor he makes sweet music from the arc (45%), averaging 15 points and 6.2 rebounds last season.
59. Cornell Johnston | Eastern Illinois
The junior is a 5-7 speedster and one of my favorite players in the country because at 5-11 I could post him up (OK, not really). He can really dish with nearly a 3-to-1 assists-to-turnover ratio.
58. Tajere McCall | Tennessee State
The senior, the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year, is back to stop all scorers.
57. Mark Alstork | Wright State
The junior is a below-the-radar guy that I like a lot as a good cornerstone to build around for new head coach Scott Nagy.
56. Jahmal McMurray | South Florida
The sophomore, a 6-0 guard, was a standout in his debut season (15.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.5 apg). He was named to the American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team.
55. Kentrell Barkley | East Carolina
Another member of the American All-Rookie Team, the sophomore is one of the best young talents in the AAC (10.1 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 3.0 apg). ECU could be a surprise.
54. Rashawn Thomas | TAMU-Corpus Christi
The senior put up solid numbers last season (16.6 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 55.2% FG). After a productive summer playing with Athletes in Action overseas, watch out.
53. Zeek Woodley | Northwestern State
The senior can really put up the points (22.2 ppg). Expect more of the same from the nation’s leading returning scorer.
52. Ken Williams | South Alabama
The sophomore, another Sun Belt youngster, had a monster freshman season (15.5 ppg). If he takes the next step the Jaguars should contend in the Sun Belt.
51. Chris Cokley | UAB
The junior ( 13.1 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 57.3 FG%) makes UAB special. He is efficient and reliable and UAB should be an NCAA tourney team.
MARK MADNESS: ASN'S TOP 100 PLAYERS
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Above: Chris Cokley led UAB with 6.5 rebounds per game last season and was secong on the team in scoring with 13.1 points per game. (Courtesy UAB Athletics)