Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 12/20/11
Evan Smotrycz Dominating the Defensive Glass Forget about the fact that Evan Smotrycz is making over half his threes, getting to the line more than twice as often as a season ago and improved his two point shooting percentage by 14 percent. It’s Smotrycz’s improvement on the glass that has been truly astounding. Calling Smotrycz’’s rebounding numbers a year ago “underwhelming” would be kind. They were disdainful for a player that stands 6-foot-9. The same Evan Smotrycz that rebounded like a guard a season ago is suddenly the second best defensive rebounder in the Big Ten. Rank Player Team Ht Wt Yr DR% 1 Jared Sullinger Ohio St. 6-9 280 So 33.3 2 Evan Smotrycz Michigan 6-9 235 So 23.4 3 Draymond Green Michigan St. 6-7 230 Sr 23 4 Meyers Leonard Illinois 7-1 245 So 22.9 5 Ryan Evans Wisconsin 6-6 210 Jr 21 *Removed Trevor Mbakwe (knee surgery) from the fifth slot. Perhaps the numbers are a mirage spawned by strong rebounding performances against subpar competition on the schedule...
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