is John Wall the best PG in college basketball?

Everyone seems to think this is a definite yes.  Yeah yeah, we all know he is going to be the top pick in next year’s draft, but we also know the NBA is based on potential and athleticism, not the numbers you put up while in college.  If it was based on numbers, Luke Harangody would be a top pick next year, but instead, he’ll be playing in the NBDL.  My guess is with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

I am going to list 4 players, along with their major stats.  Based on their numbers alone, we’ll see if John Wall turns out to be the best of the bunch.

P1- 15.1ppg, 2rpg, 4.4apg, 2.1topg, 1.2spg, 42%fg, 85%ft, 37%3fg

P2- 18.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 6.2apg, 3.3topg, 1.4spg, 44%fg, 83%ft, 39%3fg

P3- 16.8ppg, 4.1rpg, 6.3apg, 4topg, 1.9spg, 46%fg, 78%ft, 35%3fg

P4- 18.9ppg, 3.4rpg, 5.4apg, 1.8topg, 1.6spg, 42%fg, 89%ft, 40%3fg

Looking solely at these numbers, my vote for the best point guard goes to player 4.  Player 4 is the best scorer, and protects the ball better than the other three.  As much as it pains me to say this, that player is Dookie, Jon Scheyer.

Am I saying I would rather have Jon Scheyer on my team than John Wall?  Absolutely not!  But when it comes time for end of the year awards, John Wall isn’t the shoo-in that everyone is making him out to be.  For what it’s worth, the players that I listed above are Sherron Collins, Greivis Vasquez, John Wall, and Jon Scheyer.

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2 Responses

  1. Demetri McCamey of Illinois has stats just as good as Wall too and I’m sure there are a handful of other pg’s that do too.

    15.2 ppg
    6.9 apg
    3 rpg
    3.4 topg
    1.3 spg
    49% fg
    70% ft
    38% from 3

  2. I don’t fuck with the Big Ten. But yeah, there were others with similar stats, I just went with the most popular or recognized.

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