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Toppin averaged 25.0 points in the first two games, the top number in the Atlantic 10 Conference. He has 525 points in his career. He ranks third in the A-10 with 11.5 rebounds per game.
“He’s gotten off to a really good start in the first two games,” Grant said.
It’s a small sample size and far too early to tell what anyone’s final numbers will be, but Mikesell has averaged 13.0 points in his first two games after averaging 10.1 last season. He has 610 points in his career. Landers has averaged 8.5 points. He has 636 points in his career.
“Guys like Ryan Mikesell and Trey Landers, they’ve been here and experienced winning championships and getting to the NCAA tournament,” Grant said. “They’ve seen what that looks like. I know that’s really important to those guys as seniors that they experience that here in their last go-around.”
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Crutcher averaged 13.0 points and 6.5 assists in the first two games. He has started 56 games in his career and has more career points (744) than anyone on the team.
“He got thrown into the fire as a freshman,” Grant said. “He learned from that experience and got better over the course of the year and then last year he ended up an all-league player. So we’ve got a guy now in his third year that we feel has been battle tested and seen everything.”