Jewish Journal

2010/2011 NCAA Basketball Preseason All TGR Team

by Jeremy Fine

November 17, 2010 | 1:28 pm

With superstars Jon Scheyer and Slyven Landesberg on to bigger and better things, this year we look to some unknowns. Last year’s senior class was impressive. So who is going to step up and be our next hope at a Jewish NBA star. Well, this years All TGR Team does not have a pro prospect for next year. But it has plenty of talent and is lead by a budding star.

Meet the Team

Dane Diliegro - The big man was on this team last year. Why? Because he produces. He isn’t to flashy and might not be an NBA prospect but the 6’9 center can use his body. He pulled down 8 boards a game while scoring almost 9. Solid numbers for a solid player.

Zach Rosen - One could easily make the claim that Rosen should be the preseason player of the year. The Penn guard does a little bit of everything. He dished out 4.4 assists and grabbed 3.3 boards last season. But what he does best is score. He dropped 17.7 points a game last year. Also, a second year on this list. Rosen could be the IVY League MVP.

Jared Mintz - Mintz surprised a lot of people last season. He finished with 5.7 boards and 14.1 points a game last year. He is not a big time program, but his numbers are solid. His numbers should only improve.

Bryan Cohen - Cohen plays at Bucknell which hasn’t made any noise since 2005. His 8 ppg is nothing too amazing, but he is only going to be a junior and is returning as the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year. Defense wins championships….or so they say.

Michael Atwater - While he hasn’t played a game in college basketball yet, this power forward for ASU has a big upside. He was ranked in the top 300 of college bball recruits. He is entering a major program. Below is a Youtube video of him. He moves well and can board.


Preseason Player of the Year

Jake Cohen - Yes, Rosen scored more points a game. But Cohen’s 13.3 ppg and 5.11 rpg were solid. And he had an awesome offseason. He got rave reviews overseas. He played for the Israel under 20 team and dominated Europe. I think the style of player overseas will help this skilled big man. He is young, raw, and only getting better. He is our best shot at another NBA player for a little while.

Good luck to all the players this year. For a more complete list check out our NCAA page.
And Let Us Say..Amen.
-Jeremy Fine
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Rabbi Jeremy Fine is the Assistant Rabbi at Temple of Aaron in St. Paul MN. He was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary where he also received a Masters in Jewish...

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