Now that we’ve all gladly turned the page on the 2011-12 Flyer campaign, let’s take a quick look at what UD’s incoming freshmen accomplished this past season (We already know that Matt Derenbecker and Vee Sanford have been doing nothing but studying and drinking Muscle Milk, no need to even wonder what they’ve been up to since arriving on campus last fall).
Devon Scott and Jalen Robinson – Scott and Robinson, a pair of 6’8” forwards, had a fairly successful senior season at Northland (Columbus) yet closed their 2012 tour with a disappointingly early exit from the state tournament. Northland lost in the Division I district final, ending the season with a 22-2 record. The Vikings were the state runners-up last season and entered this year’s postseason ranked first in the state poll.
Scott, a first-team all-district selection, didn’t play in Northland’s district semifinal win due to “an off-court issue” and was benched for the first quarter of the final – tallying just three points and six rebounds in the loss. Robinson, District 1 Player of the Year, scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in his final prep game.
Scott averaged 17.2 points per game on the year, while Robinson scored 19.1 points per contest. They will provide some athleticism to a front line that desperately needs it.
Jevon Thomas – Can barely find any information on how Thomas’ season went. I guess when you attend “school” in a strip mall and your coach was previsouly arrested for robbing a gas station, current stats and up to date news are not to be expected. I’m sure Thomas had a great year and will improve under the astute tutelage of senior Kevin Dillard.
Tom Blackburn is a proud U. o' D. alum. He loses faith in humanity one day at a time, but not in you, you seem like you are all kinds of alright. Charter member of the T-Man fanclub.