Men's Basketball Key Player Breakdown

The Eastern Michigan men's basketball team is 5-1 to start the 2012-13 season. ScoutEasternMichigan breaks down the key players through the Eagles first six games.

Breaking down the Numbers in the early season—The Key Players-Part 1

The Eastern Michigan men's basketball team is 5-1 through their first six games. With their lone loss at Jacksonville State 61-54 in their only road game thus far. The Eagles are off to their best start since starting 6-1 in the 2004-05 season.

In this segment

Leading the Way

Junior Forward Daylen Harrison-At 6-foot-6, 214-pounds,Harrison has been the team go to guy this season. He is leading the team in scoring with 14.2 points and is second in rebounds with 7.0 boards a game. He is also shooting .519 percent from the field and is leading the team in minutes played at 31 per game. It's his first season playing with the Green and White after transferring from Wyoming a year ago and has been anything but the team MVP so far.

Senior Guard Derek Thompson-The sharp shooter from Detroit, Thompson is leading the Eagles from behind the arc. On the season, he is shooting an outstanding .429 percent from three-point range and is averaging three triples per contest. Thompson is second on the team with 12.8 points per game.

Junior Center Da'Shonte Riley-Riley leads the team in rebounding with 7.2 boards per contest. He is a true center and is every bit of his 7-foot frame, but still needs to add weight at 233-pounds. Riley's main job is to get rebounds and block shots, which he leads the team with 2.5 per game.

Freshman Point Guards

Jalen Ross-Ross is your prototypical point guard, at 5-foot-1 165-pounds, he is viewed as more of a ball distributor and is a pass first type of floor general. He leads the team with 3.3 assists per game and is averaging a little over 19 minutes per contest. The most impressive stat for Ross is his 2-to-1 assist to turnover ratio in his early career.

Ray Lee- The bigger of the two freshman, Lee comes in at 6-foot-4, 175-pounds, and is more of a scoring point guard. He is averaging 6.2 points per game in just over 15 minutes per contest. He is currently second on the team with 2.8 assist per game.

Stay tuned for Part 2-The upcoming schedule


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