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SLOZag
06-13-2008, 02:56 AM
I'm not sure if this has been posted already, so I'll set it out here.

Mike Schmidt at DraftExpress.com did a yoeman's job of comparing the statistics for the top 16 point guard prospects. If you look to see how JP compared with his peers statistically, the results sometimes simply confirm what we know (5th highest out of 16 in TO/Game), but they can also be pleasantly surprising (2nd highest out of 16 in Assists/Game). See for yourself:

http://www.draftexpress.com/article/Just-by-the-Numbers--Evaluating-this-year-s-Point-Guard-Crop-2919/

BobZag
06-13-2008, 08:59 AM
Jeremy is roughly in the middle on average of those stats. It's interesting. If he cleans up his game and improves his shooting, he'll be a 1st-rounder. His shortcomings are very fixable. A stellar year, particularly in March, will also be a big help to him. But even among the best of the best right now, he is still better on average than half of them.

StocktonIsMyHero
06-13-2008, 10:29 AM
While interesting, the problem with those stats is that someone who knows nothing about basketball would think that Lester Hudson is the best player out of all of them and that Derrick Rose is mediocre.

Yet in reality, Rose is the top pick and Hudson is a fringe candidate.

So it's not fair to say that a guy like Hudson is "better on average" than Rose.