Javon McCrea concluded his freshman season at Buffalo by unloading on a talented Iona team in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. While the Bulls fell to the Gaels in the quarter-final match-up, McCrea arguably got the better of potential NBA draftee, Michael Glover. McCrea posted an outstanding 29 points and 10 rebounds, shooting an impressive 13-16 FG in the contest.
McCrea has carried the incredible performance from last March into his sophomore campaign.
The Newark-native has been inserted into the Bulls’ starting lineup for the 2011-12, rightfully so.
The 6’6 225 lbs. power forward leads Buffalo in scoring, registering 16.6 points per game. The Bulls are fourth in the nation in rebounds as McCrea pulls down 7.5 boards per contest.
“[McCrea] plays with such tenacity,” says a Division I assistant coach. “His motor along with his physical and mental toughness make him tough to guard in the half-court, especially in the paint,” adds the coach.
The “strong, athletic post player” has anchored the Bulls’ to a 10-6 record on the year. Buffalo is currently tied for second and sits a game back of the lead in the Mid-American Conference standings.
The coach continued to praise the ultra-talented forward by stating, “A defender must be ready to physically defend [McCrea] over the course of 40 minutes because he knows how to use his strength and body to his advantage.”
During the bruising forward’s sophomore season, McCrea has been causing havoc. Expect nothing less for the remainder of the year and on.
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