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NEW YORK, New York - ​​​​A few months ago I came up with a little index to try and measure point guard efficiency. It was sparked by an overall debate about who the best PG in the league was, following a comment in an interview by John Wall that he was the league’s finest lead guard. I said back then that you can debate “who’s the best” forever. It’s a matter of opinion supported by your own values of what makes a player of that position, well, the best. With that being said, I set out to devise a formula, based upon a player’s statistics and his team’s winning percentage. Since that time, I’ve revised that formula a number of times to more accurately reflect “efficiency.” But before we talk about the components of the PG Index, let’s define efficiency ... MORE HERE
NEW YORK, New York - With only about 70 short days until the college hoops season kicks off, it is definitely time to drum up a little discussion. Instead of just previewing the top teams off of the bat, let’s build off of the statement made a few weeks ago by Arizona’s Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, who said that his Wildcats have the best starting five in the country this season. Pretty bold statement considering the team that Coach John Calipari and the University of Kentucky in returning, and also considering that the team that sent Arizona home last season, Wisconsin, is returning four starters. But you know what, it was a legitimate - albeit brash - statement to make. Arizona will certainly be one of the top teams in the land once again this year. But do they have the best starting five? It got me thinking, and here’s what I came up with ... MORE HERE