With March just a couple of weeks away time to start sorting out who are the best teams on the college hoops landscape. One indicator of team play is point guard play. Here’s my top five point guards in the country.
DJ Augustin Texas – Sophomore – 19.3ppg 5.8apg 2.7tpg 1.3spg
Does what his team needs him to do. During the recent upset of Kansas Augustin only scored ten, but he dished out five assists and had two steals. Spent last year in the shadow of Kevin Durant but he is ready to take on the responsibility to help the Longhorns win.
Darren Collison – UCLA – Junior 13.9ppg 4.3apg 2.1tpg 1.9spg
Playing for the Bruins Collison wears the biggest bulls eye amongst college point guards. Rarely shows that he is affected by pressure. Has recovered from an early-season ankle injury. Collison is waiting for the rest of the Bruins to get healthy.
Drew Lavender – Xavier – Senior 12.2ppg 4.7apg 1.7tpg 1.3spg
Lavender’s senior leadership has carried the Musketeers into the top twenty. He knows how to get the ball into the hands of teammates where they can score. He values the ball – less than two turnovers per game while running a Musketeer team that has a strong transition game.
Ty Lawson UNC – Sophomore 13.6ppg 5.7apg 2.3tpg 1.9spg
Lawson’s stock is rising as he sits on the bench nursing an injured ankle. Deftly orchestrates the up-tempo Tar Heel game.
Sean Singletary Virginia – Senior 19ppg 6apg 4.3tpg 1.7spg
The Cavaliers will need a monumental effort from Singletary if they are to dance in March. Nonetheless Singletary is a joy to watch. Dropped twenty-seven and handed out seven assists versus UNC.