Rating the Point Guards

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.

6 Responses to "Rating the Point Guards"

  1. Wally   February 13, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Casey —
    Don’t have the stats in front of me, but what do you think of Tory Jackson and/or Kyle McAlarney for the Irish? Admit Mac may be more of a 2 guard … Tory is a pure PG and I’ve been impressed with his ability to penetrate and score or dish off.

    Wally

  2. Wally   February 13, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Also, what about Mario Chalmers of Kansas? He’s their primary ball-handler, no?

  3. Casey   February 13, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    McAlarney has a whole lot of upside. Tonight will be a big game for McAlarney, Harangoudy(sp?) and the Irish.

    I wanna like Chalmers, but he plays for Self. I just love love spanking Self any chance I get.

    Also don’t know why I stopped at five – kind of a round number I guess. I’ll open it up to more in the future.

    Casey

  4. Ian   February 15, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Casey what about A.J. Price? He’s definitely TOP 5 material.

  5. Casey   February 15, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Ian,

    Consider Price on the list – 15ppg and 6asp. I should have included him from the beginning. My ACC bias tends to get the best of me.

    Casey

  6. Smitty   February 16, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Let’s not forget Chris Lofton at Tennessee.. I believe he is averaging 15.3/3.3/2.0 in the SEC. I believe his has also become the all-time 3 point shooter in the SEC and the season is far from over..

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