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Old 06-12-2010, 01:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: Situational Statistics: Shooting Guards (great read)

Jordan Crawford is an interesting case to analyze, as he is efficient in virtually every situation, and shouldered a heavy load for Xavier, but his inability to get to the foul line prevents him from standing out as much as he probably could. The second most efficient player in our rankings overall (1.014 PPP), Crawford gets fouled on his 5.1% of his shots (3rd last). A highly ranked catch and shoot player with or without a hand in his face, Crawfordís inability to draw fouls renders him as a below average finisher at .993 PPP.

Jon Scheyer ranks as the most efficient overall scorer here at 1.054 PPP. As one could guess, his tremendous jump shooting ability when left open afforded him success in spot up situations (1.16 PPP), but he surprisingly ranks well above average in isolation (.938 PPP 3rd) and is the most effective pick and roll player on our list (1.16 PPP). Despite his limited quickness, Scheyer is one of the savviest prospects around. If heís able to show that he can defend his position on a consistent basis, he should be able to carve out a niche for himself in the NBA.

Terrico White turned the ball over on an extremely low 9% of his possessionsóhinting at his frustrating lack of aggressiveness, and didnít stand out in too many other areas. His biggest weakness was his ability to hit shots with a hand in his face off a catch (0.65 PPP on 2.5/G), which manifested itself when he was playing shooting guard and working off of screens. For a player with such excellent physical tools, you would have liked to see him get to the rim or draw more fouls than he was able to at Ole Miss.

Sylven Landesberg was fairly average due to his lack of great shooting ability, but he presents some mismatch problems thanks to his size and length, which Virginia exploited down low to the tune of 2.2 post up possessions per-game, twice as much as any other prospect, with Evan Turner coming in second.

Aubrey Coleman is the highest usage player on our list (27.1 Pos/G) and his 10.4 possessions per-game in isolation situations tell us a lot about how thorough Houstonís reliance on him really was. His 0.934 PPP in one-on-one situations is really impressive when you consider that opponents often knew what was coming. Unfortunately, Colemanís lack of size and 0.731 PPP on 11.4 jump shots per-game will force him to make some major adjustments on the next level.
Andy Rautinsí unguarded catch and shoot PPP of 1.426 is very solid, with Calís Patrick Christopher finishing in second at 1.391 PPP, but Rautins is the second most turnover prone player behind Jeremy Lin despite playing a role that consisted almost entirely of deep jumpers.

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