NCAA best duos
It seems like almost everyone accepts that Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood are NCAA's best duo. Who do you think is the best? What are your favorite ones?
Just for fun I compared a couple of the more notable duos statistically:
Jabari Parker & Rodney Hood
38.6 ppg (52.6%)
Markel Brown & Marcus Smart
33.7 ppg (48.7%)
And as a throw in I added one that I think looks marvelous statistically
Roscoe Smith & Khem Birch
25 ppg (54.5%)
The Roscoe Smith & Khem Birch would be like a dream-big man stat line. It's also kind of fun that they foul less than the other duos despite being defensive big men.
Top 15 team Iowa State has a fantastic TRIO of DeAndre Kane, Melvin Ejim and Georges Niang. They're not the only guys producing either. ISU is 1st in assists, 2nd in points and 12th on the glass in the NCAA team ranks.
Here are Kane, Ejim and Niang's production
They've also hit 38 three pointers in 12 games and all shoot over 50% from the field.
These are two very strong teams right now:
Fair and Ennis: 29.2 pts 8.8 rbs 7 assists Fair shooting 46% and Ennis is at 41% (very low TO for Ennis).
Dekker and Kaminsky: 28.7 pts 12 rbs 2.5 assists with Dekker at 52% and Frank at 56%. Obviously these two are very efficient with their scoring, as is the team.
No love for Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright? Shabazz is averaging 16.3/6.5/5.8/1.9 on .465/.478/.848 shooting, and Boatright 12.6/3.7/3.9/1.6 on .422/.778/.412. They may not be the best, but they are certainly fun to watch, and do just about everything for that UConn team. Can't wait to see them in the tourny this year!
Cameron Bairstow and Kendall Williams
39/11/8, 53% from the floor. both get to the line more than 8 times a game and shoot FTs at >80% clip.
Kyle Anderson and Jordan Adams
33/14/9, 51% from the floor. 5 stls
A nice small school duo is Elfrid Payton and Shawn Long at UL Lafayette. Both guys have been projected as draft picks in the next couple years by this site.
Payton (6'3" 180, G): 19.7 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 5.6 apg, 2.0 spg, 47.6 FG%
Long (6'9" 245, F): 21.5 ppg, 11.4 rpg, 2.6 bpg, 58.0 FG%
Kasey Hill and Chris Walker. Kasey Hill is still trying to figure things out and Chris Walker hasen't even played a game yet due to his grades (his first game comes this Saturday), although by the end Kasey Hill should have his confidence together and Chris Walker should prove why Chad Ford has him projected in the Lottery. IMO they make easily the most athletic pair in college basketball with Chris Walker being given the praise as the second most athletic player in the draft behind Andrew Wiggins and Kasey Hill being maybe the fastest player in college basketball getting Rajon Rondo comparisons.
how about 2 guys who are gonna be top 5 picks...
Embiid and Wiggins
If you have watched KU recently you will notice that these two do things on the court that are unbelievable. Right now they are scratching the surface, but by march I have a feeling that these two will be head and shoulders above all duos except maybe Parker and Hood.
last five games 31.2 ppg 3.8 bpg 12 rpg
Adams and Anderson from UCLA have exceptional numbers. 33.8 points, 14.9 rebounds, 9.2 assists. 5.2 steals and they both shoot over 50 percent.