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Wisdom of Crowds Experiment: Russell Wooten & Jason Colenda

wooten2colendaContinuing our Wisdom of Crowds series, we move on to Nova’s two walk-on reserves -- Russell Wooten and Jason Colenda, unsung heroes and a special breed of player who truly personifies the "team first" attitude. Use the voting buttons in the right margin of the VUHoops home page to predict the number of minutes you think Jason and Russel will play, and the comment section if you want to explain your thinking. We’ve provided below and their 2008-09 stats and player assessments.

Jason Colenda 2008-2009 Stats:

GM

MIN

PTS

REB

AST

TO

STL

BLK

PF

FG%

FT%

3P%

21

1.3

0.1

0.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0%

100%

0%

Villanova.com: Jason Colenda continues the tradition of the Villanova walk-on …

Follows in the steps of Tom Grace and Ross Condon, both from metropolitan Washington, D.C. … Strong shooter with an excellent feel for the game. 2008-09 Season: Played in 21 games off the bench, seeing 28 minutes of action … Played a season-high six minutes against Fordham on November 17 … Scored his first points of the season in second round of NCAA Tournament against UCLA, making a pair of free throws. At Bishop O’Connell High School, earned three varsity letters … named first team all-Virginia Independent Schools as a senior … National Honor Society … led team to Virginia State titles from 2004-2006.

Russell Wooten  2008-2009 Stats:

GM

MIN

PTS

REB

AST

TO

STL

BLK

PF

FG%

FT%

3P%

16

1.4

0.0

0.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.2

0%

0%

0%

Villanova.com: Russell Wooten joined the active roster in 2008-09 as a walk-on … Spent the previous two seasons as a student volunteer … Brings strength and energy to the court each day … A willing worker who gives maximum effort at all times. In 2008-09: Played a season-high five minutes and grabbed a rebound in a 107-68 win over Fordham on November 17 … Also had a rebound while playing one minute against Albany in season opener on November 14 … Played three minutes in a win over Monmouth on November 25. Earned three varsity letters as a forward and center at St. Augustine High School … Also earned three varsity letters in track, racing in the 200 and 400 meter events …Selected to the All-Academic team as a senior

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