Glen Rice - Michigan
Bo Kimble - Loyola
David Robinson - Navy
Dennis Scott - Georgia Tech
Draft Pick records:
- most points scored by a draft pick
in the tournament - 184
scored by Glen Rice of Michigan
during the 1989 tournament. This total was 70 points
better than the next best scorer in the tournament, John Morton of
Seton Hall who finished the tournament with 114 total points scored.
Although Michigan was a # 3 seed that year in the tournament, Rice
was selected with the 2nd pick overall in the draft by Dennis
Brugh and definItely helped Dennis win the draft game that year.
- least points scored by a draft pick
in the tournament - 0
Too many draft picks to list all here.
We usually average 3 - 5 draft picks a year total that end up not
scoring a point for us. Sometimes the player has been injured
and gets drafted with the hope he will play, but doesn't. Sometimes
it is due to a drafter desperately wanting a player on a given high
seed team that hopes this 1.2 pts a game scorer will all of a sudden
snap out of it.....yeah like that's going to happen!
- least amount of points scored by the
leading scorer in the tournament - 97
This happened in the 2006 tournament.
Joakim Noah of Florida and Glen "Big Baby" Davis of
LSU ended up tied as the tournament's leading scorer. It took
Noah 6 games to get to that number while Davis played in 5 games.
- Highest average points per game in
tournament (min 4 games played) - 35.8
Think back to the 1990 tournament.
Bo Kimble of Loyola Marymount, in honor of his fallen teammate
Hank Gathers, proceeded to light it up in the NCAA tournament,
allowing the 11th seed team to get to the Elite Eight in the
tournament. Kimble shot all free throws in the tournament with
his opposite hand and proceeded to score 45,37,19
then 42 points. Loyola Marymount lost to the
eventual national champion UNLV Running Rebels led by Larry Johnson,
Stacey Augmon and Anderson Hunt.
- Highest average per game from
leading tournament scorer - 30.7
1989 by Glen Rice of Michigan.
Rice had games of 23,36,34,32,28 then finally 31 points for the
eventual NCAA championship team. Getting a player like Rice in
the tournament obviously doesn't happen often at all and is
certainly a drafter's dream pick.
The following year, 1990 Dennis Scott
of Georgia Tech averaged 30.6 points per game as the leading
scorer that year. Scott played in 5 games with Ga Tech losing
to Duke in the Final 4.
It is an interesting note that during the
1990 tournament, we had more 13 picks score at least 97 points or
more during the tournament. 97 points was the tournament
leading scorer for 2006! 3 players in that tournament scored
at least 40 points in a game. Travis Mays of Texas
scored 44 in an opening round win over Georgia. Dennis
Scott of Ga Tech hit Minnesota with a 40 spot in their Elite
Eight win and Bo Kimble got to 40 or better twice that year
scoring 45 in the 1st round against New Mexico State then 42 in
their Elite Eight loss to UNLV.
- Most points scored in a game
(during our game history) - 50
David Robinson of Navy but they lost in the
opening round to the eventual NCAA champion Michigan Wolverines.
- Most total points scored in the
- 963 - Steve Krautstrunk ->
1990 tournament (mentioned above, 1990 was really an exceptional
year scoring wise in the tournament) the Commissioner won the game by 154 points
over the 2nd place finisher that year
- 949 - Claude Childers ->
1994 tournament and won the game over the next place finisher by 136
- 939 - Ken Kremer -> 2001
tournament and won the game over the next place finisher by a record
- Least amount of points scored during
the tournament game:
- 379 - Claude Childers ->
2001 tournament...Claude never quite got off and running in this
tournament as he banked on # 2 seed Iowa State doing something in
the tournament. Claude lost his 2nd , 3rd and 5th round picks
when Hampton U beat Iowa State in the opening round of the
tournament. Claude finished a record 560 points behind 1st
place that year. At the time. Claude also tied the record low of 14.6
points per draft pick (the winner had 36.1 / pick).
- 403 - Matt Krautstrunk -> 2010 tournament...Matt plain
old had a combination of bad luck and a bad draft. He only had
one player that played in 4 games (out of 6 possible) and that pick
scored only 12 points. He drafted Kansas heavily a # seed but
KU lost in the 2nd round. His top scorer lasted 3 games,
Quincy Pondexter of Washington who scored a total of 43 points.
Matt pretty much broke all of Kevin Keuper's 2000 tournament records
of futility. Matt finished 495 points out of first place and
his draft picks averaged a tournament history low of 14.4 points per
pick. The winner that year averaged 32.0 per pick.
- 410 - Kevin Keuper -> 2000
tournament...Kevin ran into a streak of bad luck in this tournament.
Using his cluster draft method, you usually do pretty well if you're
right or a dreadfully bad if you're wrong. Kevin lost many of
his higher draft selections (10 total) when Arizona (# 1 seed),
Cincinnati (# 2 seed), Temple (# 2 seed) and Oklahoma (# 3 seed) all
failed to last past 2 games. At the time, Kevin finished an
historical worst 403 points behind 1st place that year.
Kevin also set a new record low this year by getting only 14.6
points per draft pick (the winner had 29.0 / pick)
- 419 - Ken Kremer -> 1999
tournament...16 of Ken's 24 picks were from seeds 1-5 teams.
That was the good news, the bad news is only one of these teams (2
picks) made it to a 3rd game. Ken's top scorer, Doc Robinson
from Auburn totaled 41 points in 3 tournament games.
- 430 - Dennis Hammer -> 1994
tournament...Dennis may have just had one of those bad draft nights
this particular year. He really didn't attack anybody that was
a top 2 seed in the tournament. His 1st round pick was a 3rd
seed and his 2nd rounder was from a 6th seeded team.