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Old 06-12-2010, 02:02 PM   #2
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Default Re: Situational Statistics: Point Guards (great read)

Although he has virtually been written off as an NBA draft prospect at this stage, Scottie Reynolds deserves a lot of credit for what he did this season as a senior. The top player in our rankings in overall PPP (1.05), Reynolds ranks above average in every situational PPP measure. He’s even one of the top six one-on-one players in the group, despite not possessing great athleticism. The third best jump shooter in this group, Reynolds’ lack of size, explosiveness, and questions about his point guard skills hurt his NBA draft stock, but his offensive resume is impressive to say the least.

Greivis Vasquez is one of the more unique players in this sample because of his skill set and role at Maryland last season. The Venezuela native got a lot of his possessions working off the ball, with 14.2% of his touches coming from off screen action. His aggressive scoring mentality is clear in the fact that more than half of his catch and shoot jumpers came with a hand in his face; a shot that Vasquez makes as efficiently as any player on this list. At 21.4 possessions per-game, he is also the third highest usage player in these rankings.

Jeremy Wise looks impressive compared to the college players on our list, despite facing a higher level of competition in the NBADL. Scoring on 49.4% of his shots from the field in spot up situations, making 54.3% of his isolation attempts, and running the pick and roll as efficiently as any player on the list (1.12), Wise combines the top mark in terms of finishing ability (1.364 PPP) with well above average catch and shoot ability. Across the board, Wise looks like a solid prospect on paper, but he put up those numbers on the third worst team in the NBADL. A bit undersized for a scoring guard and not quite a point guard, Wise has some NBA tools, and should he go undrafted, he’ll be player to keep an eye on in the Summer Leagues considering his experience.

Devan Downey is the highest usage player in our rankings, with 10.6 of his 23.5 possessions per-game coming off of jumpers, showing how his size impacted his shot selection in a big role.

Courtney Fortson’s 5.39 finishing attempts per-game rank first in this group, but his 0.87 PPP ranks last.

Tommy Mason-Griffin is the most effective spot-up player in terms of PPP (1.254) and the fourth most effective in isolation situations (1.02) mostly because he ranks as the second best jump shooter. His size limits him at the rim though, where he shoots the worst percentage in our rankings (40.9%)

Sherron Collins is the second worst pull up shooter in our group (.62 PPP), but is the second best spot up shooter when left open (1.38 PPP). That could help him considerably in a smaller role on the next level.
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