March Madness: 5 Reasons No. 14 Kent State Can Upset No. 3 UCLA

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Kent Has Players

The Flashes are led by their “Big 3” of forward Jimmy Hall and guards Jaylin Walker and Deon Edwin.

Make no mistake about it. If the Flashes are going to have a shot, these three players must be en fuego, with about two gallons of gasoline poured on top.

Just how important is the trio to coach Rob Senderoff’s offense? These three players combined to average 47.5 points per game, via the LA Times.

"“That accounts for 62.3 percent of the team’s 76.9 points per game. No else on the team averages more than guard Kevin Zabo’s 5.4 points per game,” writes LA Times (Link)."

Hall, a 6-foot-8 senior forward out of Brooklyn, is averaging 18.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. He’s the Flashes best player. He played his first collegiate season for Hofstra during the 2012-2013 campaign before transferring and suiting up for  the Flashes in 2014.

Walker is a product of Detroit’s Romulus High School, a prep powerhouse in Michigan. He’s a 6-1 sophomore who has flourished in his second season, averaging 15.6 points and 4.3 boards per game.

Edwin, a 6-3 native of the Virgin Islands, is a senior who transferred from USM. He’s played two seasons for Kent and is averaging 13.0 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.