Weird observation about Ashton Gibbs
I checked out some stats and Gibbs is only averaging 3.1 assists per game, kind of low for a pg who plays most of the game and a potential NBA prospect, wouldnt you say? His back up Travon Woodal is averaging 0.5 assists more and SG Brad Wannamaker gets about 2 more a game. So unless he develops into more of a SG I wouldnt give Gibbs a second look. His only real remarkable stat is his very high 3pt% which is near 45%. Any thoughts?
I'm a huge fan of Gibbs 1st off. He's the most lethal shooter in the country IMO, even more so than Jimmer Fredette because he's ridiculously clutch and he plays with a swagger. And he has a super quick release.
He's not a guy who's going to make his teammates better like a Kyrie Irving or an elite PG prospect would, but I think Gibbs would be successful on a team where he can just make smart plays, play fundamental D, and shoot the ball. 3 apg isn't bad, and his turnovers are low because he's a caretaker with the ball, but his real knock comes from his unimaginative ball-handling and subpar quickness and athleticism. I think Gibbs' prospects are about situation. He reminds me ALOT of Derek Fisher, and if he latches on somewhere that he can have that type of role it would be ideal. But if you try to make him quarterback an NBA team and expect to make guys better, he will disappoint and he won't last in the NBA very long at all.
3 APG is definitely weak for a PG.
I thought Wannamaker was the PG cuz of the 2 extra assists per game.
5+ APG is good for me in college but it obviously depends on the talent around him.
Look at Darius Morris for Michigan.
6.9 APG and the guys around him can't even put the ball in the tin.
Michigan plays a much more wide open style of play than Pitt does. Pitt's style of play is much more centered around ball movement than Michigan. Morris' high apg numbers are because he dominates the ball more than most players in the nation. He's a good player and I happen to like Morris alot, but his numbers are inflated a bit.
Gibbs' passing is smart and within the flow of the offense. Wannamaker is an outstanding passer, better than both Gibbs and Woodall I'd say by a good bit, but Gibbs isn't exactly a poor playmaker by any stretch. He definitely can set up an offense and get the ball in the right spots. I've watched him do so all year. And he won't ever be asked to do more than that, especially not against NBA competition.
I wouldve thought his assists would be around 4-4.5, it surprised me because I had him in my mock around number 52 but it seems he will just be more of an undersized SG