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The 2014 NBA draft tracker: Jabari Parker continues to shine as others have ups and downs

Published: Saturday, Dec. 28 2013 10:15 p.m. MST

In the Wildcats' 77-44 victory over Northern Arizona, Gordon didn't have a great night making just 3-of-8 shots and turning the ball over three times. He finished the game with nine points and five rebounds. After a dominating start to the season on the glass, Gordon dropped off significantly as of late. He hasn't registered more than five rebounds in any of his last four games.

Marcus Smart, So., Oklahoma State: The Cowboys had three games in the last two weeks and Smart made solid contributions in all of them, even though his scoring output wasn't all that impressive. In the Cowboys 70-55 win over Louisiana Tech, Smart filled the stat sheet with 13 points, five assists, five rebounds four steals and two blocks. In a huge win over No.-20 Colorado Buffaloes, Smart had another noteworthy performance. He scored 18 points and handed out three assists as Oklahoma State came away with a 78-73 victory.

Smart is continuing to show his ability to be a great lead guard on a top team with each passing game and is proving he made the right choice to return for his sophomore year of college.

Julius Randle, Fr., Kentucky: Randle had the worst performance of his young college career in a loss to North Carolina but was able to bounce back in a monster way against Belmont. In an 82-77 defeat at the hands of the Tar Heels, Randle made just 3-of-9 shots from the field on his way to 11 points as well as grabbing a season-low five rebounds and turning the ball over four times.

He was much better in the 93-80 win over Belmont even though he fouled out. Randle shot 8 for 10 from the field and registered 29 points and 10 rebounds in 28 minutes of play against the Bruins.

James Young, Fr., Kentucky: Young hasn't shot the ball well as of late, making just 5-of-15 shots over the last two contests including 2 for 8 from 3-point range. Although he finished with 16 points, five rebounds and two steals against North Carolina, Young made just 3-of-10 shots from the field before fouling out.

In the game versus Belmont, Young played his fewest minutes of the season (20) by a wide margin and attempted a season-low five shots.

Andrew Harrison, Fr., Kentucky: Although he struggled with his shot, Harrison had an impressive performance in the loss to UNC. Although he shot just 3 for 11 from the field, Harrison scored a season-high 17 points while grabbing six rebounds and dishing out seven assists.

He didn't do much against Belmont finishing the game with seven points and two rebounds in 20 minutes of play.

Aaron Harrison, Fr., Kentucky: Harrison was about the only Wildcat who played well in both games over the last two weeks. Harrison shot 8 for 12 from the floor and made all of his free-throw attempts against the Tar Heels to finish with 20 points to go along with three rebounds and two steals.

Against Belmont, Harrison was even better. He put up 23 points, six rebounds and seven assists in the 13-point win over the Bruins.

Glenn Robinson III, So., Michigan: Robinson played well as the Wolverines split their last two games. In a heartbreaking two-point loss at home to No.-1 ranked Arizona, Robinson shot 8 for 9 from the field and finished with 20 points in 37 minutes of action.

In a three-point win over Stanford, Robinson also shot the ball well from the floor. He was 6 for 10 from the field, but made only 50 percent of his free throws. Robinson also added six rebounds, two assists and a steal against the Cardinal.

Gary Harris, So., Michigan State: After missing three of four games, Harris was back on the floor against the Texas Longhorns and provided much-needed scoring in the 92-78 Spartan victory. Although Harris attempted just eight shots against the Longhorns, he was able to score 19 points thanks to his ability to get to the free-throw line where he shot 10 for 11. He did more than just score, however, as Harris handed out five assists for the 10-1 Spartans.

Noah Vonleh, Fr., Indiana: Vonleh played well when he was on the floor, but didn't see many minutes because of constant foul trouble as the Hoosiers won two of their last three games. In those three contests, Vonleh scored 28 points on 11-of-15 shooting from the floor and grabbed 24 rebounds while collecting 12 fouls in 60 minutes of play.

The one part of his game that was noticeably absent during the last few weeks was his ability to get to the free-throw line. Vonleh went to the stripe just nine times over three games.

Jay Yeomans is a courier by day and a freelance writer by night. He is the creator and lead writer of the website jmoneysports.com. Contact him at jmoney34@hotmail.com. Twitter: @jmoneysports

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