College Basketball 2015: Power Ranking Top 10 Point Guards
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October 9, 2015
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As the 2015 college basketball season quickly approaches, it’s time to take a look at some of the top players in the game. You know, the guys who can takeover a game and either make or break your bets.
This article we’ll be focusing on the top point guards in college basketball.
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1. Kris Dunn, Providence - Kris Dunn is picking up where Bryce Cotton left, as he was a flat out star last season for the Friars with an average of 15.6 points and 7.5 assists per game. Dunn is a playmaker, a facilitator and gives Providence a fighting chance in a improved Big East.
2. Melo Trimble, Maryland - As a freshman with the Terps last season, Melo Trimble averaged 16.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and three assists per game. Trimble is a key reason why some have Maryland winning the national championship this season, as he may be the best overall player in the Big Ten right now.
3. Marcus Paige, North Carolina - The North Carolina Tar Heels go as far as Marcus Paige takes them, and they should be ready for a long ride as he enters his senior season. Paige has improved his three-point shooting, has averaged no worse than 4.2 assists and is one of the more clutchest players in college basketball. Watch out for UNC this year.
4. Demetrius Jackson, Notre Dame - Demetrius Jackson played a big part in Notre Dame’s success last season, as he shot 50.8 percent from the field, while averaging 12.4 points and 3.1 assists per game. I have a feeling the Irish aren’t going anywhere as long as Jackson is leading the way.
5. Isaiah Taylor, Texas - Isaiah Taylor averaged 4.6 assists last season and has been a double-digit scorer back-to-back seasons for the Texas Longhorns. Taylor shoots a low percentage from the field, but he’s a terrific playmaker and can provide these stretches where he completely takes over a game.
6. Fred VanVleet, Wichita State - It seems like Fred VanVleet has been with the Shockers forever as he enters his senior season. Last year, VanVleet averaged 5.2 assists and 4.5 rebounds, and he’s been a double-digit scorer the last two seasons. With players like VanVleet sticking around for a while, the Wichita State Shockers aren’t going anywhere.
7. Jalen Brunson, Villanova - Jalen Brunson was one of the top recruits from the 2015 class and could be immediately thrown into the starting lineup for the Wildcats. Brunson has deep range, elite athleticism and is a flat out playmaker at both ends of the court. Brunson will be a household name before you know it.
8. Yogi Ferrell, Indiana - Yogi Ferrell is downright one of my favorite players in college basketball. Ferrell plays with so much heart and has been one of the more consistent scorers in college basketball the last two seasons. I expect Ferrell to take things to another level this year and put the Hoosiers in a position to make a deep tournament run.
9. Gary Payton II, Oregon State - Gary Payton II is a lot like his father after winning DPOY in his first season in the PAC-12. Payton also shot 48.5 percent from the field and grabbed 7.5 rebounds. Payton is a complete player and gives the Oregon State Beavers a fighting chance to hang with just about any team on any given day.
10. Tyler Ulis, Kentucky - Tyler Ulis played well in a limited role last season for the Wildcats, as he shot 40.6 percent from the field and dished 3.6 assists in 23.8 minutes of playing time. Now, Ulis is one of the leaders on this Kentucky squad and is expected to grow up rather quickly. I think he’ll be up to the challenge.