#94 Northeastern Men's Basketball 2021-2022 Preview

Northeastern Huskies
2021-2022 Overall Rank: #94
Conference Rank: #1 CAA
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The overall record does not sound great, but Northeastern finished 8-2 in conference play and won a share of the CAA title for the second time in the last four years. And losing Tyson Walker and his 18.8 points per game to Michigan State does not sound great either. And it is not. However, the Huskies return their next six leading scorers and made an impact in the transfer market themselves.
2020-21 Record: 10-9, 8-2
2020-21 Postseason: None
Coach: Bill Coen
Coach Record: 251-222 at Northeastern, 251-222 overall
Key Departed Players:
Tyson Walker, Guard, 18.8 ppg
Greg Eboigbodin, Forward, 3.7 ppg
Key Returning Players:
Jahmyl Telfort, Sophomore, Guard, 11.8 ppg
Shaquille Walters, Senior, Guard, 10.5 ppg
Jason Strong, Senior, Forward, 9.3 ppg
Coleman Stucke, Sophomore, Forward, 6.1 ppg
Chris Doherty, Junior, Forward, 5.3 ppg
Quirin Emanga, Junior, Guard, 4.1 ppg
Vito Cubrilo, Junior, Guard, 1.9 ppg
Connor Braun, Sophomore, Forward, 1.0 ppg
Alexander Nwagha, Sophomore, Forward, 0.9 ppg
Key New Players:
Nikola Djogo, Senior, Guard, Transfer from Notre Dame
Glen McClintock, Sophomore, Guard, Transfer from Air Force
Joe Pridgen, Junior, Guard, Transfer from UNCW
To Randriasalama, Freshman, Guard
Tyreek Scott-Grayson, Senior, Guard, Transfer from UAB
Jahmyl Telfort only started four games, but the 6-7 guard proved to be a very good scorer. As a freshman he was second on the team with 11.8 points. He is a good outside shooter and should be more consistent with a year of experience under his belt. Shaquille Walters is the senior leader of the team and averaged 10.5 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals. Jason Strong and Coleman Stucke are both forwards who can stretch the defense with their outside shooting abilities. Junior Chris Doherty only made a dozen appearances last season and averaged 5.3 points and 6.0 rebounds. Despite standing just 6-7, Doherty is the more traditional big man who will stay in the paint and even block the occasional shot. Coach Bill Coen has brought in four Division I transfers who have all played significant minutes at their previous schools. Nikola Djogo spent four years at Notre Dame and averaged 5.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in 19.3 minutes last season. Glen McClintock averaged 5.4 points during his lone season at Air Force. Joe Pridgen put up some big numbers during his one year at Holy Cross and one year at UNC Wilmington. He tallied 12.1 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.2 steals last year with the Seahawks. Yet another guard, Tyreek Scott-Grayson spent three seasons at UAB where he averaged 10.0 points and 4.7 rebounds back in 2019-2020. With all those experienced options, Northeastern should be able to effectively replace Walker and compete for another CAA title.  
Projected Postseason Tournament: NCAA
By the Numbers:
Scoring Offense: 67.2 (270th in nation, 8th in conference)
Scoring Defense: 68.3 (112, 4)
Field-Goal Percentage: 43.8 (184, 5)
Field-Goal Defense: 43.2 (166, 4)
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game: 8.5 (59, 1)
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage: 35.4 (97, 3)
Free-Throw Percentage: 74.2 (63, 4)
Rebound Margin: -2.7 (271, 9)
Assists Per Game: 12.3 (230, 5)
Turnovers Per Game: 13.5 (197, 8)