Thursday, November 5, 2009

Big South Preseason Player of the Year: Artsiom Parakhouski

National Hoops Big South Preseason Player of the Year
Artsiom Parakhouski, C, Senior, Radford

Let’s be honest. No one, and I mean no one, saw this one coming. The 6-11 center from Belarus was an under-the-radar big man that enrolled at the College of Southern Idaho. He played as a freshman but was merely a role player.

A year later, he was quietly one of the top junior college prospects in the country. As a junior at Radford, he averaged a double-double (16.2 points and 11.2 rebounds) a game. The big fella was one of the top 10 rebounders in the country last year. Bet you didn’t realize that.

Hey, he was the Big South Player of the Year last year. Why change things?

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