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Brown Falls to Stony Brook 92-89 on New Years Eve

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G - E.C. Matthews - Redshirt Junior 

The biggest story line for the upcoming college basketball season in Rhode Island is the return of Matthews from a torn ACL, which he suffered in the first game of the 2015-16 season. 

"Anytime you return a guy who is a potential player of the year candidate and potential NBA Draft pick, it gives the entire team a shot in the arm," said URI head coach Dan Hurley. 

Matthews was named second team all-conference at the Atlantic 10 media day, and most recently, he was named to the Jerry West Award watch list for the third straight season. 

For his career, Matthews averages 16 points per game. 

Brown Falls to Stony Brook 92-89 on New Years Eve

URI

G - Jared Terrell - Junior 

Terrell has started 64 of the 65 games that he has played in his career, and this season will split back court duties with E.C. Matthews, giving the Rams one of the best back courts in the conference. 

Last season, Terrell averaged 13.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game for the Rams, reaching double figures in scoring in 13 of URI's final 14 games. 

In those 13 games, Terrell had at least 20 points in six of them. 

Brown Falls to Stony Brook 92-89 on New Years Eve

URI

G - Jarvis Garrett - Junior

How tough is Garrett?

During a January 30 game against St. Joseph's, Garrett was knocked out, and would miss the next game against UMass.

He would return the following game against La Salle wearing a full face mask, and poured in a career high 26 points.

Garrett would play with the mask the remainder of the season.

He ended the year shooting 42% from three-point land to to lead URI, while averaging 12.5 points and 4.7 assists per game. 

He was named to the USBWA All-District one team at the close of the regular season. 

Brown Falls to Stony Brook 92-89 on New Years Eve

URI

F - Hassan Martin - Senior 

Martin became the first URI Ram to win the A-10 Defensive Player of the Year Award since its inception in 1996-97 despite being bothered by a knee injury and missing URI's last four games.  

Martin was named to the A-10's preseason all-defensive team and also second team all conference at A-10 media day. 

"When Hassan was at his best was during his sophomore year when he was just a complete animal. I think you will see some of that this year," said Hurley.  

Martin had 103 blocked shots and 24 steals during his sophomore season, while averaging 11.4 points per game, helping the Rams earn a spot in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT). 

In 2015-16, Martin averaged 2.5 blocks per game overall, and 2.4 blocks per game in conference play, putting him atop the league leaders for the third straight season. The 2.5 blocks per game was 18th best in the country.

Martin finished his 2015-16 season with 65 blocked shots, ranking him sixth in program history for most blocks in a season. He is also second all-time on URI's career blocked shots list with 248 blocks. 

Offensively, Martin averaged 12 points per game last season, averaging nine points per game for his career. 

Reunited with Matthews, the two will serve as one of the top 1-2 punches in the A-10.

Brown Falls to Stony Brook 92-89 on New Years Eve

URI

F - Kuran Iverson - Senior 

Now in his second season with the Rams after transferring in from Memphis, Iverson is coming off a 2015-16 campaign where he averaged 9.8 points per game, and recorded four double-doubles. 

Expect to see Iverson get much better looks this year with the return of E.C. Matthews. 

"I think for him its just simplyfiyng his game. He has so much talent on the floor, he needs to focus on doing a couple of things really well," said Hurley. "He has the ability to be an elite offensive rebounder, just needs to keep it simple."

Iverson is the cousin of NBA Hall of Famer Allen Iverson. 

Brown Falls to Stony Brook 92-89 on New Years Eve

Providence

G - Kyron Cartwright - Junior 

Kyron Cartwright has big shoes to fill as he replaces Kris Dunn at the point guard position. 

"We are looking for Kyron to be a vocal leader, and a leader on the floor. We need him in order to get where we want to go," said Providence head coach Ed Cooley. 

During the 2015-16 season, Cartwright averaged six points and four assists per game for the Friars in an average of 24.2 minutes of action per game. 

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