Nov 29, 2011; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Loyola Marymount Lions guard Ayodeji Egbeyemi (24) celebrates after the game against the Saint Louis Billikens at Gersten Pavilion. LMU defeated Saint Louis 75-68. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports
No. 4- Ayodeji Egbeyemi (LMU)
By Kevin Cacabelos
Ayodeji Egbeyemi also known as “Deji,” finally started to reign in his athleticism and made a huge step in his game last season. He upped his scoring average from four points to 10.6 per game last year. He also grabbed an impressive six rebounds per game by utilizing his athleticism more effectively. His three-point shooting percentage jumped from 25.7 percent to 34.3 percent – another jump could do wonders for his game. He’s yet to add any sort of mid-range, which restricts his performance on the offensive end. If he’s not shooting an open three, he’s often dribbling his way into a lay-up or charging his way into another foul. On defense, he’s proven to be tenacious and effective with his long wing span and energized approach. This season he’ll have to be able to create his own shot if LMU is to be successful. Anthony Ireland needs help and the first person he’s going to depend on is Egbeyemi.