Post-Game Awards: Baylor

Beware of the Blog’s Player of the Game is Perry Ellis. I have to disagree with Bill Self on this one. Self said he thought if there is a player of the game it would be Mr. Mason, but I see in differently. Mason has one of his better games, no question. Especially in the assist to turnover department where he finished 6:1. He also drove well to the basket and hit some big shots. He finished 4-for-5 from the field with nine points. Like the Oklahoma State game last weekend, Ellis pulled another disappearing act in the first half of this game, but made up for it big time in the second period. In his 27 minutes he shot 75% from the floor and ended the game with 18 points. Aside from Wiggins and Traylor, he seemed to be the only guy interested in rebounding the ball, finishing with five. He also had an assist, two steals and two blocks on the night. Overall, a very solid showing from the Wichita native that solidifies his spot in second place for the season.

Current Standings:

  • 1. Andrew Wiggins (5)
  • 2. Perry Ellis (4)
  • T-3. Joel Embiid (2)
  • T-3. Frank Mason (2)
  • T-3. Wayne Selden (2)
  • T-3. Naadir Tharpe (2)
  • T-4. Tarik Black (1)

You let the whole team down Wayne Selden. It was another rough outing for the freshman. While he did have what is probably the best pure hustle play of the year (although it shouldn’t have counted), he also had three turnovers (2nd worst on the team) and shot the ball miserably going 1-for-5 from the field for 20% (worst on the team).