2014 NCAA Tournament: Mercer’s 5 Most Important Players

Mercer's 5 Most Important Players in 2014 NCAA Tournament

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It is never fun to have to play Duke as the first game in the 2014 NCAA tournament, but the Mercer Bears will not go down without a fight. This team isn't considered a bracket buster, but there are five players for Mercer who are going to try and ruin your bracket.

Here are five of the most important players for the Mercer Bears in the 2014 NCAA tournament.

5. Jakob Gollon

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5. Jakob Gollon

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One of the most important players on the court is the one who can help his teammates make things happen. Jakob Gallon not only has the second-most assists on the team, but he has the second-most rebounds as well.

4. Anthony White Jr.

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4. Anthony White Jr.

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Anthony White Jr. is the type of player who is able to contribute in several areas on the court. He averages 8.3 points per game, and White Jr. can also hit the three ball from time to time.

3. Bud Thomas

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3. Bud Thomas

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Bud Thomas has been able to produce for the Bearcats with 9.1 points per game, 4.1 rebounds and has made 66 three-point shots on the year.

2. Daniel Coursey

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2. Daniel Coursey

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Standing at 6-foot-10, Daniel Coursey is a blocking and rebounding machine. As the team leader in both categories with 225 rebounds and 71 blocks, Coursey is one of the most important players on the court.

1. Langston Hall

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1. Langston Hall

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As the leading three-point scorer and overall point scorer for the Mercer Bears, Langston Hall needs to put the team on his back if he wants to make it past the first round of the tournament.

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