Men's Basketball's Top 250 Point Guards of 2014-2015 (210 - 201)

210-201 PG's


210. Evan Singletary-Albany (Junior)/13 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.8 apg, 41.2% FGP, 40.1% Three Point, 1.4 Assist-Turnover Ratio- Starting off the next edition of the top 250 list is junior college transfer Evan Singletary of Baltimore, Maryland. With nice size, a smooth jumper, and a nice feel for the position, Singletary was able to make some noise in his first season of Division I hoops. Playing 35 minutes per game (34.9 to be exact) is not an easy task, but Singletary did it all while never losing an inch of his tenacity (3.5 free throw attempts per game). With stud junior Sam Rowley graduating, we could see Singletary's workload grow next season. If he can continue to improve at the point and as a shooter, this guy could make some noise come March 2016. 

209. Kahron Ross-Lehigh (Freshman)10.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 5.8 apg, 39.9% FGP, 32.4% Three Point, 2.52 Assist-Turnover Ratio- Up next is one of the best mid-major freshman points in the nation. Kahron Ross, a natural point guard for Lehigh, was one of the most underrated guys in the Patriot League this past season. A recipient of both All-Patriot League third team honors and the Patriot League Rookie of the Year Award, it’s no surprise Ross got a pretty good spot on the list. His 2.52 assist-turnover ratio is almost unheard of for freshman points, and his 5.8 assists per game was the best in the conference. His jumper still has a ways to go (32.4% three point percentage), but his great feel for the position should help him throughout his college career. 

208. Taariq Cephas-Coppin State (Senior)/12 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.9 apg, 41% FGP, 38.4% Three Point, 2.22 Assist-Turnover Ratio- Being a part of the All-MEAC third team may not be that impressive in its own right, but Cephas's impressive growth as a guard is what landed him this high on the list. Not only did he score career highs in points (12), assists (4.9), and field goal percentage (41%), but he also turned the ball over only 2.2 times per game. His slashing ability never really improved throughout his illustrious four year career (2.5 free throw attempts per game in senior season) but that's a small problem in an otherwise spotless stat line. His small size may hurt his chances of finding teams overseas (5-10, 165), but never count this little scrapper out. 

207. George Marshall-South Dakota State (Junior)/13.2 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 2.3 apg, 39.4% FGP, 42.1% Three Point, 1.09 Assist-Turnover Ratio- Usually, when a player transfers from a big school (in a big conference) to a mid-major school, they completely dominate. That wasn't really the case this year with Wisconsin transfer George Marshall. A traditional shooting guard at Wisconsin, Marshall played more point in his first season at South Dakota State. His 1.09 assist-turnover ratio wasn't great, but his 2.3 assists per game were a career high, but he still shot a great percentage from behind the arc (42.1%). Moving forward, he'll need to start attacking the paint more often (2.8 free throw attempts per game) because he's shown he can hit free throws at a solid rate (72.2%). 

206. Quincy Taylor-Longwood (Senior)/17.2 ppg, 3 rpg, 2.7 apg, 43.4% FGP, 48% Three Point, .9 Assist-Turnover Ratio- Another point-shooting guard, if you will, Quincy Taylor can flat out score the basketball. Whether it's from behind the arc (48%), from midrange (43.4%), or slashing (3.2 free throw attempts per game), Taylor can get to the bucket in a variety of ways. His defense hurt his overall rank quite a bit, but 17.3 points per game in 36 minutes is impressive, even when you're playing in the Big South. With good size (6 foot, 180 pounds), Taylor should be able to have a pretty successful overseas career. 

205. Tavon Blackmon-Brown (Sophomore)/10.4 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 3.9 apg, 38.5% FGP, 29% Three Point, 1.21 Assist-Turnover Ratio- Another point guard from Maryland, Tavon Blackmon of Brown is another really underrated guy from an underrated conference. His 1.21 assist-turnover ratio isn't excellent, and his 29% three point percentage is a little questionable. Still, 4 assists per game and double digit scoring is good at any level of the college game, and his 3.8 free throw attempts per game shows he can get to the line. One big improvement in his game was his work at the line. He shot 56.5% as a freshman, but raised that all the way to 82% this season. He'll need to improve his efficiency from the field to take the next step. If he can do that, this guy has a bright future ahead of him. 

204. Joe Chealey-Charleston (Sophomore)/12.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.3 apg, 40.2% FGP, 30.6% Three Point, 1.37 Assist-Turnover Ratio- Some players make small improvements from season to season. Others, like Chealey, take huge leaps forward. Chealey went from shooting under 36% from the field in 2013-14, to shooting over 40% from the field this past year. He also dished out 1.3 more assists per game and raised his 1.0 assist-turnover ratio to a much more impressive 1.37 ratio. His inability to hit threes hurt the Cougars down the stretch of some games. He also averaged 4.5 free throw attempts per game, shooting 75.8% from the line. Moving forward, he'll need to start hitting some of his threes and continue to improve passing the ball. If he does that, he should be top 175 in next year's list for sure. 

203. Martez Harrison-UMKC (Sophomore)/17.5 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 3.9 apg, 39.3% FGP, 28% Three Point, 1.5 Assist-Turnover Ratio- This is not the season Harrison was expecting. After a very good freshman season where he averaged 17.2 ppg, 3.8 apg, and 3.3 rpg on 43.9% FGP, this year, a couple things improved, but his 39.3% field goal percentage and 28% three point percentage outweighed the positives. He still got to the line a stunning 7.2 times per game, which is something he really thrives in. If he can continue to get to the line at an insane rate, and hit free throws (74.8%), that impressive scoring total will continue to rise. 

202. Cane Broome-Sacred Heart (Freshman)/14.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.4 apg, 44.5% FGP, 33.8% Three Point, 1.04 Assist-Turnover Ratio- Let's just stop for a second. Who would have thought that the first team to get two point guards on the countdown would be Sacred Heart? Yes, this is the same Sacred Heart team that went 9-8 in the Northeast Conference and went 15-17 overall. Still, their guard play was certainly better than average. The second guard on the list is freshman stud Cane Broome. Broome was virtually unknown coming to Sacred Heart, but quickly made a name for himself with his nice midrange jumper and great feel for the point guard position. If he can continue to work on sharing the rock, he could be a 16-4 guy as early as next season. 

201. Mo Evans-IPFW (Sophomore)/10.2 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.2 apg, 40.4% FGP, 33.1% Three Point, 1.73 Assist-Turnover Ratio- Making the change from shooting guard to point guard isn't always a smooth transition. For Evans, however, his stats didn't really take a hit. He actually scored more points this season compared to last year (raised .6), but his field goal percentage dropped 7.3% from last season. Also, his impressive 45.1% three point percentage dropped all the way down to 33.1%. As long as he can continue to make improvements with his passing (3.2 apg) and driving (1.9 free throw attempts per game), his rank should continue to improve.


Men's Basketball's Top 250 Point Guards of 2014-2015