Assist Tracker: Dec. 28

Halil Kanacevic (F, St. Joseph’s) — This isn’t the first time that the Hawks’ big man has showed up on the assist tracker. It’s obvious that he’s got a knack for passing that most 6’8″ guys just don’t. Right now Kanacevic leads the team in rebounding and is second in assists. That’s a nice combination. He had 12 assists in St. Joseph’s 81-50 win over Morgan State on Wednesday. They broke down pretty evenly into four dunks, four jumpers, three threes and a layup. Langston Galloway scored 14 points on 6-8 shooting and three of them were off Kanacevic assists.

Lawrence Alexander (G, NDSU) — Half of Alexander’s 10 assists in the Bisons’ 96-69 win over Oakland on Wednesday night went for threes. As a team NDSU was shooting well from beyond the arc, going 12-20 overall. Taylor Braun scored 21 points to lead the Bison. Three of his baskets came off assists from Alexander.

Anthony Marshall (G, UNLV) — The rout was on last night as UNLV took it to Central Arkansas 124-75. Marshall had 10 assists in the game. Five of Marshall’s 10 assists were for threes. He had three assists each to the Runnin’ Rebels’ leading scorers Mike Moser (18 points) and Chace Stanback (29 points). Marquette transfer Reggie Smith saw 11 minutes of action in the game and Marshall gave him as assist on one of his three three-pointers in the game. UNLV shot 18-32 from distance.

Pe’Shon Howard (G, Maryland) — Apparently Howard was happy to have Alex Len in the lineup as the the Ukrainian import got two of Howard’s eight assists in the Terrapins’ 83-72 win over Albany. Predictably both of Howard’s assists to Len went for dunks.

Gerardo Suero (G, Albany) — The Great Danes got a balanced scoring effort in the loss to Maryland it shows in Suero’s assists. Of his eight, two went to Logan Aronhalt, two to Mike Black and two to Luke Devlin. There were four threes, three layups and one jumper in the eight assists.

Peyton Siva (G, Louisville) — Siva had six assists in the Cardinals’ first loss of the season to Georgetown, 71-68. All six were for either threes (3), layups (2) or dunks (1). Apparently Louisville could’ve used one at least one more.

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