Experts that consider basketball odds see that leading the list of returnees for head coach Dean Keener is junior forward Juwann James, who has ranked among the league’s top 20 in scoring (13.0 ppg) and rebounding (5.3 rpg) for the past two seasons.
College basketball odds experts see that senior Terrance Carter also returns. He averaged 12.8 ppg and 6.9 rpg in his first year with the Dukes. Junior Kyle Swanston (6.5 ppg) also returns according to college basketball odds experts. Texas Tech transfer Dazzmond Thornton will provide size in the post according to experts that look at college basketball odds. Basketball odds experts believe that James Madison is solid in the backcourt with point guard Pierre Curtis, who averaged 11.4 ppg and made the CAA All-Rookie team last season. Saint Joseph’s transfer Abdulai Jalloh, who was an all-conference performer as a sophomore also returns according to those that bet college basketball odds. Experts that bet basketball odds see that junior Joe Posey is back after nailing a team-high 72 treys a year ago.
Many college basketball odds experts believe that James Madison could have one of their better teams this year. Coach Dean Keener believes he has his best team ever at JMU. A key player according to college basketball odds experts may be Abdulai Jalloh, a transfer from St. Joseph's, where he scored 15.5 points a game. Also a key for James Madison will be forward Juwann James and guard Pierre Curtis according to those that bet college basketball odds. James has led the team in scoring in each of the past two seasons while Curtis led the team in assists according to those that bet basketball odds. Their leading rebounder, Terrence Carter, also returns according to college basketball odds experts. Joe Posey may also help in the scoring department according to those that bet college basketball odds.
College basketball odds on James Madison should be interesting to watch this season. The Dukes could easily make a mark on the college basketball odds board this season and contend in the Colonial Athletic Association this season.