Best Point Guards in College Basketball
There are lots of great Point Guard recruits but how many of them turn into great Point Guards at the collegiate level? The answer is, not many of them. Today we will take a look at a few Point Guards who are not just good, but are some of the best in the clutch for some of the nation's top teams.
Shabazz Napier - Connecticut Huskies
Shabazz Napier only stands in at a measly 6'1" inch and weighs in around 180 pounds. Even know Napier's size knocks him down a peg on team's draft stock at the next level but, the Senior has been one of the best players in college basketball this season. Napier does it all for the 19th ranked Huskies scoring more than 40% of the team's points while averaging 18.1 PPG, 5.9 RPG and 5.3 APG. Napier can create his own shot with the best of them in college basketball. Because of his lack of height, Napier has developed a polished go to move, a step-back jumper. Napier's go to move allows Napier to get shots off against larger defenders. Napier's fearless mentality and high basketball IQ make him a pleasure to watch with the game on the line.
Marcus Paige - North Carolina Tar Heels
Marcus Paige is only a Sophomore, so there is still a possibility that this Point Guard will still grow. At the moment, Paige has a similar build to Shabazz Napier. Paige is also 6 '1" and weighs about 175 pounds. The Tar Heels' Point Guard has been one of the leaders and go to players for Coach Roy Williams and the 14th ranked Tar Heels. Paige has carried the team on his back against some top competition this year against the likes of Louisville, Kentucky and N.C. State. Paige does not let his slight build stop him from driving to the basket and getting to the free throw line. He is second on the team in free throw attempts. Paige is 26-26 from the line during the last 5 minutes or OT this season for North Carolina.
Tyler Ennis - Syracuse Orange
Tyler Ennis is the best NBA prospect of the players in this article, and one of the top, if not the top pure Point Guard prospect in the draft. Ennis is only a Freshman, but has been handed the keys to this offense since the start of the season from Coach Jim Boeheim. Ennis is virtually on the court for every minute of every game. While Ennis is not the guy given the speeches and pep talks to spark his team, Ennis uses his calm nature on the court to lead his team during crunch time. During the last 5 minutes or OT this season, Ennis has a cool 10 assist to 4 turnover ratio. Let's not forget about his 35 foot game winning shot to beat the buzzer against Pittsburgh. Even know Ennis and the Syracuse Orange have lost their last 4 of 5 games, look for the No. 7 ranked Orange to rebound to end their season.
By Steven Spector -3-8-14