10. Lonnie Grayson (Army) vs. Buffalo (11/28)
The senior captain set career highs in points and three-pointers made with his 24 points and 8 for 12 shooting performance from behind the arc while also grabbing 8 rebounds for the Black Knights in their 79-57 win against Central Connecticut.
9. Remy Martin (Arizona State) vs. Rhode Island (11/25)
Preseason First Team All-American Remy Martin backed up his preseason accolade with a 26-point, 6 rebound and 5 assist performance in the semi-finals of the 2K Empire Classic against Rhode Island. Martin’s ability to get to the rim gave URI fits as he shot 9 for 13 on two-pointers and knocked down 8 of his 10 foul shot attempts.
8. Khalil Shabazz (San Francisco) vs. UMass Lowell (11/25)
The redshirt-junior guard gave his second strongest scoring effort of his career posting a Bubbleville-record 31 points in a 76-68 defeat to UMass Lowell. Shabazz did damage from the free-throw line, going 8 for 8, and hoisted up a career-high 20 shots from the floor with 10 of them going in. Shabazz went on the score 65 points in San Francisco’s four-game stay in Bubbleville.
7. Gideon George (BYU) vs. St. John’s (12/2)
Nobody grabbed more rebounds in one game in Bubbleville than BYU’s Gideon George as he posted his first career double-double, snagging 15 rebounds and chipping in 13 points in the 74-68 win against St. John’s. George, a junior college transfer from New Mexico JC, needed only 22 minutes played to post his impressive stat line and make a huge impact on the game.
6. Jeenathan Williams (Buffalo) vs. Towson (11/27)
Taking the court for the first time in over 260 days, the Buffalo Bulls got off to a hot start in a 74-65 win against Towson. Junior Jeenathan Williams set the tone as he posted a career high in both points and rebounds with his 28 point and 12 rebound performance.
5. Keyontae Johnson (Florida) vs. Boston College (12/3)
The Gators controlled this game against Boston College from the opening tip as they blitzed BC to a 20-point win. Junior Keytonae Johnson posted 24 points and 12 rebounds while shooting 10 for 13 from the field on his way to earning himself a spot on the Roman Legend’s Classic All-Tournament team.
4. Keve Aluma (Virginia Tech) vs. Villanova (11/28)
Redshirt junior Keve Aluma posted his career high with 23 points and 8 rebounds in the 81-73 upset in overtime against #3 Villanova. Aluma provided two traditional three-point plays to carry the Hokies, one coming with 1.3 seconds remaining in regulation to give Virginia Tech a 64-62 lead, and the other with 44.3 seconds remaining in overtime to catapult their lead to 5. The upset win eventually led to Virginia Tech earning the #16 spot in the AP Top-25.
3. Julian Champaignie (St. John’s) vs. Boston College (11/30)
After missing the first two games of the season with a sprained ankle, St. John’s sophomore Julian Champaignie dominated with his career-high 29 point and 10 rebound performance. In his two games in Bubbleville, Champaignie scored 54 points for St. John’s. The Brooklyn, NY native left Bubbleville with some hardware, earning himself Big East Player of the Week and a spot on the Roman Legends Classic All-Tournament team.
2. Evan Mobley (USC) vs. BYU (12/1)
Coming out of Rancho Christian School as the #3 recruit in ESPN’s Top 100 rankings, highly-touted freshman Evan Mobley showcased his skills on national television for the first time and posted an impressive 17 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks for his first collegiate double-double. In his two Bubbleville games, Mobley averaged 17 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks as his length and athleticism earned himself the Most Valuable Player of the Roman Legends Classic.
1. Justin Robinson-Earl (Villanova) vs. Arizona State (11/26)
In a ranked matchup in Bubbleville, #3 Villanova sophomore Jeremiah Robinson-Earl dominated in the 2K Empire Classic championship with 28 points and 8 rebounds while shooting 65% (11/17) from the floor against #18 Arizona State. Robinson-Earl shined in both the semi-finals and finals of the 2K Empire Classic, averaging 23 points and 9 rebounds, to earn himself the Most Valuable Player award for the event.
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