Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 7/5/12

With 345 Division I teams (a number which changes annually), college basketball is a stats-geek heaven. Here are 12 to monitor in the upcoming season. Have one of your own? Leave it in the comments.

6.99: Percent of opponent possessions which ended in a steal for Virginia Commonwealth's freshman Briante Weber. Essentially, once every fourteen times an opponent brought the ball up the floor, they never got a shot because Briante Weber stole the ball. Never mind all the steals generated by his teammates - that's just him, alone. Only five other players in the nation generated steals on as many as 5% of the possessions, and no one has reached 7.0% since Alexis McMillan (Stetson) in 2003. The departure of Bradford Burgess, and his 32.2 minutes per game, should open up some more playing time for Weber.

8.6: Fouls drawn, per 40 minutes, for Lipscomb freshman Malcolm Smith. This led the nation and was the seventh player in seven years to draw that many fouls. And since Lipscomb graduates 6-8 Justin Glenn, it means that the 6-5 Smith will once again be matching up against other teams' fives. Expect some of those guys to be fouling out.

14.9: Block percentage for Manhattan's Rhamel Brown. The sophomore finished 2nd in the nation that in category behind Anthony Davis Jeff Withey. Remarkably, he's only 6-6, and along with South Alabama's Javier Carter was one of two players in the nation's top-35 blockers under 6-7. And according to CBS New York he's already added six pounds of muscle and cut his body fat.

15.4: Percentage of minutes played by the Youngstown State bench, which was fewest in the nation. All five starters averaged at least 30 minutes a game, and none of the bench players even averaged 10. The same starting lineup was used in every game. The team did lose two seniors, so expect a bigger role for this year's bench, at least for the front court. In the back court the Penguins return what is likely the best guard tandem in the Horizon with Kendrick Perry and Blake Allen.

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