#14 Minnesota picks up an 89-84 win over #25 Alabama, who had to play the final 10:41 with three players. Jordan Murphy had 19 points and 14 rebounds for the Gophers. pic.twitter.com/OIPbvaqcbN
— ?Jake? (@AlwaysMarch_) November 26, 2017
Minnesota’s Jordan Murphy isn’t the only big man from the San Antonio area making an impact in NCAA Division I basketball this season. Here is a breakdown on four of the best from Final Four city:
Who: Jordan Murphy, Minnesota junior from Brennan
Size, position: 6-6, 250, forward
Notable: Averaging 19.9 points and 12.5 rebounds. His 11 double doubles lead the nation. He’s also fourth nationally in rebounds and leads the Big Ten.
Who: Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech senior from Alamo Heights
Size, position: 6-10, 234, center
Notable: Averaging 14.3 points, 8.1 rebounds, 3.8 blocks. He’s eighth in the nation in blocks.
Who: Tanner Leissner, New Hampshire senior from Judson
Size, position: 6-7, 230, center
Notable: Averaging 19.2 points, 8.8 rebounds. His scoring leads the team and ranks second in the America East Conference.
Who: Tristan Clark, Baylor freshman from Wagner
Size, position: 6-9, 240, forward
Notable: Averaging 8.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.2 blocks. One of four players to start all nine games for the Bears.