Marshon Brooks can simply score
This season, Insider will feature the writing of six current NCAA basketball players, contributing their thoughts on issues facing their conferences. In this installment, Syracuse's Scoop Jardine talks about the Big East's best scorer and his team's rivalry with Georgetown.
I didn't name Marshon Brooks as a guard to watch for earlier in the season and I apologize for that one. He's becoming that scorer in the Big East, like when [former Rutgers guard] Quincy Douby was in school. Brooks is our best scorer, overall. He's leading the league in scoring (24.1 ppg) and he's that guy that when you play Providence you might as well put 30 in the books because that's what he's going to go for. Numbers don't lie. He scores in bunches and he mixes it up. He's deceptive -- not fast, but crafty. He might be the most crafty guy I've ever gone up against. He's really long. He reminds me of [former Syracuse wing] Lawrence Moten. I got a chance to play against Moten and he still finds ways to put it in the basket. Brooks is like that -- 3s, midrange pullups, getting to the hole, everything. Brooks had 27 on us, 20 on Villanova, 43 at Georgetown. He's doing it every night.
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