MARK MADNESS | Nos. 60-51 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. 60-51 in the top 100 players from ASN’s family of schools.

henry-caruso-6060.      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.


cornell-johnston-5959.       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.


tahjere-mccall-5858.       Tajere McCall | Tennessee State

The senior, the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year, is back to stop all scorers.


mark-alstork-5757.       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.


jahmal-mcmurray-5656.       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.


kentrell-barkley-5555.       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.


rashawn-thomas-5454.       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.


zeek-woodley-5353.       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.


ken-williams-5252.       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.


chris-cokley-5151.       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.



• Nos. 100-91

• Nos. 90-81

• Nos. 80-71

• Nos. 70-61

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)
Mark Adams

Mark Adams

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