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Top Mid-Major Players to Watch in 2014-15: 50-46

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As we march to the season tipping off on November 14 we'll be counting down the Top 50 players from the mid-major ranks. We begin today with a look at players 50 through 46 and the impact they should have on the upcoming year.

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It's tough to whittle down a list to just the Top 50 mid-major players in the country, but we've tried our best and are going to kick our countdown off with players 50 through 46 today.

50. Jameel Warney, Stony Brook, F: Warney returns as the reigning America East Player of the Year for Stony Brook after averaging 14.5 points and 8 rebounds a year ago. The 6'8 forward is one of the most destructive forces not only in the America East but nationally and the scary thing is he's just a junior. Can he power the Seawolves to their fourth straight 22+ win season?

49. Lucky Jones, Robert Morris, F: Lucky Jones will likely be the first name chosen on a lot of people's NEC ballots this year for Preseason Player of the Year. The 6'6 senior averaged 13.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.6 per game on the offensive end last year and was also a threat to steal the ball with 1.3 steals per contest. Jones seems to progress every season and finished last year with just four games in the NEC where he didn't score in double-digits. He'll be a huge asset for Andy Toole and the Colonials in a winnable conference this season.

48. Kahlil Felder, Oakland, G: Kahlil Felder bust on to the scene a year ago and finished the season as a Freshman All-American and the Horizon Leauge's top freshman. The 5'9 guard created a talented combo with senior Duke Mondy and ended up averaging 9.5 points, 6.4 assists, and 3.9 rebounds per game. His assists numbers were enough to lead the Horizon League and finish tied for seventh nationally. Felder's top performance came against rival Detroit in front of a national TV audience where he finished the 83-82 Golden Grizzlies win with a triple-double of 15 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds. Greg Kampe might have lost some household names but Felder gives Oakland a bright future.

47. Isiah Umipig, Seattle, G: The Cal State Fullerton transfer ended last year as the WAC's top scorer with 19.6 points per game and on the All-WAC 2nd Team. Umipig paces Cameron Dollar's Redhawks and finished last year top eleven in the conference in points, minutes, free throw percentage, three point shooting, and steals. He's a bit of a volume shooter but he showed what he could do last year with five 30+ point performances.

46. Justin Sears, Yale, F: Justin Sears had to miss Yale's CIT final last year against Murray State due to a wrist injury and the Bulldogs just weren't themselves in a 65-57 loss. This year the junior is back and considered to be the Player of the Year favorite by many in the Ivy League. Sears busted out in 2013-14 to average nearly 17 point, 7 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game. If anyone is going to knock Harvard off the Ivy pedestal then it's going to be Yale lead by Sears, as evidenced by his 49 points and 24 rebounds against the Crimson in two games last year.

Editor's Note: Gabe Levin was originally ranked at #47, he was removed due to his recent transfer to Long Beach State.