MARK MADNESS | Nos. 30-21 in Mark Adams’ countdown of ASN’s top 100 players


Counting down to the start of the 2016-17 college basketball season on Nov. 11, ASN’s Mark Adams previews the players, teams and conferences to watch. Today: Nos. 30-21 in the top 100 players from ASN’s family of schools.

martez-harrison-3030.      Martez Harrison | UMKC

The senior (15.4 points, 4.2 assists per game) is a special talent and could be the player of the year for the ‘Roos and the WAC.


isaiah-johnson-2929.      Isaiah Johnson | Akron

The 6-10 senior center averaged 13.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. One of the biggest and toughest loads to guard in college hoops.


t-j-cline-2828.       T.J. Cline | Richmond

The senior is one tough matchup at 6-9. He can score (18.3 ppg to lead team) and dish (3.8 apg) and is highly efficient. He just might be Spiderman.


reggie-upshaw-2727.       Reggie Upshaw | Middle Tennessee

Senior power foward destroyed Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament with 21 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks. He and Giddy Potts could make MTSU elite.


josh-cunningham-2626.       Josh Cunningham | Dayton

This Bradley sophomore transfer will rock the Dayton Decibel Dungeon. I loved his talent level at Bradley, now he’s older and even better after a redshirt year.


james-thompson-2525.       James Thompson | Eastern Michigan

One of the best sophomores in the country. Nothing mid-major about this guy. Last season: 14.8 ppg, 10.7 rpg, 64.5% FGs.


(Sarah Stier | Ohio Athletics)24.       Antonio Campbell | Ohio

A big MAC senior who doesn’t get enough love. He does now! Last season: 17.3 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 56% FGs, 1.8 blocks per game.


marcus-evans-2323.       Marcus Evans | Rice

One of the most explosive and exciting sophomores in the game! Finished second in Conference USA with 21.4 ppg as a freshman.


DENTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 14: North Texas Mean Green Men's Basketball head shots at Super Pit - North Texas Coliseum in Denton on September 14, 2016 in Denton, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts)22.       Jeremy Combs | North Texas

The junior is a double-double behemoth who is now on the national radar. Last season: 14.9 ppg, 10.5 rpg.


erik-mccree-2121.       Erik McCree | Louisiana Tech

The senior is one of the toughest matchups in the country with a highly developed mid-range game and can stretch. Goes by “E” for efficient, energy and excellence!



• Nos. 100-91

• Nos. 90-81

• Nos. 80-71

• Nos. 70-61

• Nos. 60-51

• Nos. 50-41

• Nos. 40-31

Above: Martez Harrison earned All-WAC second team honors after leading UMKC with 15.4 points, 4.2 assists, 1.3 steals and 33.3 minutes per game. (Courtesy UMKC Athletics)


Mark Adams

Mark Adams

Mark Adams is ASN’s men’s basketball analyst. Follow him on Twitter at @EnthusiAdams.