Friday, November 6, 2009

Missouri Valley Preseason Player of the Year: Osiris Eldridge

National Hoops Report Missouri Valley Preseason Player of the Year
Osiris Eldridge, SG, Senior, Illinois State

If last year’s Missouri Valley Conference tournament was any indication of what Eldridge has in store for this season, watch out.

The bouncy Chicago native was an absolute terror for opponents in the post-season and even tested the NBA waters after his season. He’s a major talent in the MVC and one of the elite athletes in the Midwest.

Eldridge’s scoring numbers dropped last year from nearly 16 a game to 14 a contest. However, the rest of his game improved. He shined as a rebounder (6.2 a game), assist man (2.4) and defender (1.5 steals).

As a recruit, ranked him in the top 150 and top 40 at his position. Coming out of high school, Eldridge understood his level and where he could shine.

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