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Mid-Major 5 Continues To Lead ESPN Analyst Picks

It might not have been a full slate of games this week for the Mid-Major 5, but they extended their lead on Digger Phelps and the other ESPN analysts with some strong performances from the new captain.

I think we have our captain.
I think we have our captain.

There was a clear leader as the standings for the ESPN analyst Fantasy Draft were revealed again Saturday. Only that leader wasn't on the scoreboard.

Digger Phelps might have had his name at the top of the list, his team of Victor Oladipo, Nerlens Noel (for one week), Seth Curry, Deshaun Thomas, Jack Cooley and Jeff Withey (replacing Noel), has the new high total with 534 points.

Only that isn't the best total so far. That belongs to the Mid-Major 5.

Our squad has a new total of 599 points, that despite only getting one game from 40 percent of the team this week as most of the players prepared for Bracket Busters. In case you didn't do the math, we actually increased our lead by twenty points in the last week. Yeah, #theyredoingitwrong.

The highlight of the week was definitely South Dakota State's Nate Wolters almost pulling off a triple-double against CSU Bakersfield. That performance, helped by double overtime, earned the team 52 points, the best score we have received in a game so far.

That was after Wolters had 40 more points Saturday. We may have to name him captain.

We also got 46 points out of Bucknell's Mike Muscala last Saturday in a loss to Lafayette (what is it about big games in losing efforts?).

Those were the big impact hits during the week, but not without strong supporting efforts from Detroit's Ray McCallum (31 points), Akron's Zeke Marshall (Two 29 point efforts) and Jerrelle Benimon (28 points).

To catch you up, here are the full rosters for the four teams:

Digger Phelps Jay Bilas Jalen Rose Mid-Major 5
Victor Oladipo, Indiana Trey Burke, Michigan Doug McDermott, Creighton Ray McCallum, Detroit
Nerlens Noel, Kentucky Ben McLemore, Kansas Tim Hardaway, Michigan Nate Wolters, SD State
Seth Curry, Duke Troy Daniels, VCU Isaiah Canaan, Murray St. Jerrelle Benimon, Towson
Deshaun Thomas,
Ohio St.
Anthony Bennett, UNLV Jamaal Franklin,
San Diego State
Mike Muscala, Bucknell
Jack Cooley, Notre Dame Cody Zeller, Indiana Mason Plumlee, Duke Zeke Marshall, Akron
Jeff Withey, Kanas