Posted On: 01/1/18 9:00 AM
As mentioned in the previous post, last season’s top 20 scorers in Colorado who played in at least 13 games averaged a combined 24.6 points per game. So far this winter, Colorado’s top 20 scorers who have played in four or more games are averaging 25.6 points a game, a full point higher.
Currently, there are also nearly 10 percent more players scoring in double digits than at the end of last season.
With scoring numbers apparently on the rise in Colorado, let’s take a look at the leading scorers through the month of December before play picks back up on Jan. 2.
Here are Nos. 11-20 that made the list.
11. Andre Sepeda, 2019, G, Greeley West: The Spartans have already played eight games and he has put up at least 16 points in each of them. His season high is 36 points and he is shooting 63 percent from the field while averaging 24.3 points a game.
12. Jaedon Bowles, 2019, G, Manual: Scoring at a rate of 23.7 points per game, the junior shooting guard is more than living up to his fourth-place spot in the Prep Hoops Colorado 2019 rankings. He is making 77 percent of his shots from the field and 87 percent of his free-throw attempts.
13. Adam Thistlewood, 2018, F, Golden: Already through nine games, the Demons have already taken on some of the top teams in 4A and the Drake-bound senior has lived up to his loft recruiting profile. Averaging 23.6 points, he is also averaging 7.9 rebounds and scored a season-high 36 points against Lewis-Palmer on Dec. 2.
14. Vince Damelio, 2018, G, Primero: Doing a bit of everything, he is averaging 23.2 points, 9.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 5.0 steals a game. He is also shooting 50 percent from the field and 37 percent from 3-point range.
15. Brendan Sullivan, 2018, F, Highlands Ranch: Boasting a 66-percent shooting average from the field, he is already putting up 23.1 points a game. At 6-foot-6, he is also averaging 9.1 rebounds and over a pair a game in the assists, steals and blocks categories.
16. Derrian Reed, 2018, G, Sierra: Averaging 23.0 points per game, he is shooting 50 percent from 3-point range and 29 percent from the field. His season high of 36 points came in the Stallions’ season opener against Falcon.
17. Chase Hettiger, 2019, G, Castle View: At 23.0 points a game, the 6-foot-5 junior shooting guard is following up an excellent sophomore season in which he averaged 17.3 points. He is also averaging 6.7 rebounds a game.
18. Nathan Fairmont, 2018, G, Shining Mountain: Another small-school guy who is pouring in the buckets, Fairmont is using his 6-foot-2 frame to his advantage and averaging 22.6 points and 16.0 rebounds. He has recorded a double-double in every game and is also averaging 3.3 assists, 2.7 steals and 3.6 blocks.
19. Stanley Owusu, 2018, G, Denver School of Science & Technology: Leading the way for the Raptors, the 5-foot-10 guard is averaging 22.4 points per game. He is also averaging 3.4 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 2.3 steals.
20. Dominic Puchino, 2020, F, Longmont Christian: The only sophomore on this list, and already up to 6-7, 215 pounds, Puchino has been a force for the Warriors. Through six games, five of which were wins, he is averaging 22.3 points a game.