Here are the top 25 seasons for blocked shots in Division I history. Your very own Hassan Whiteside is 26th, but will likely make a quick ascent up this list over the course of the next few weeks.
Whiteside is averaging 5.2 blocks per game and has had fewer than 4 blocks only once since New Year’s (he had 2 against West Virginia on Jan. 20).
If we give him 5 per, he could tie Mutombo on Saturday, Rogers and Okafor by next Tuesday, and Johnson by the end of the regular season.
He should finish in the top 10 all-time, but probably won’t sniff the Admiral. If we give him 5.2 blocks per over three regular season games, then optimistically give him three games in the C-USA tournament and three more after that for a postseason tourney, he’d still end up with 193 blocks — well short of Robinson.
The Herd would need one helluva run and Whiteside would need to pick up a 7 or 8 block game — not unreasonable — here and there to make up some ground.
No matter what, he’s going to be associated with tremendous company over the next few games.
This was just for fun.
The Top 25
David Robinson, Navy 207
Shawn James, Northeastern 196
Mickell Gladness, Alabama A&M 188
Adonal Foyle, Colgate, 180
Keith Closs, Central Conn. St. 178
Shawn Bradley, BYU 177
Wojciech Myrda, La.-Monroe 172
Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi St 170
Alonzo Mourning, Georgetown 169
Stephane Lasme, Massachusetts 168
Adonal Foyle, Colgate 165
Deng Gai, Fairfield 165
Justin Williams, Wyoming 163
Ken Johnson, Ohio St. 161
Alonzo Mourning, Georgetown 160
Shaquille O’Neal, LSU 157
Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi St 157
Roy Rogers, Alabama 156
Emeka Okafor, Connecticut 156
Hasheem Thabeet, Connecticut 152
Dikembe Mutombo, Georgetown 151
Adonal Foyle, Colgate 147
Tarvis Williams, Hampton 147
Emeka Okafor, Connecticut 147
Hasheem Thabeet, Connecticut 147
Hassan Whiteside, Marshall 146