Men's Basketball's Top 250 Point Guards of 2014-2015 (160 - 151)

160 - 151 PG's


160. Andrew Rowsey-UNC Asheville (Sophomore)/19.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.9 apg, 39.4% FGP, 38.2% Three Point, 1.26 Assist-Turnover Ratio- When analysts call 19.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.9 apg and a 38.2% three point percentage a "down year," you know you're doing something right. This all comes into play for UNC Asheville guard Andrew Rowsey, who didn't enjoy the same success he had as a freshman. His scoring (1.1 points), rebounding (down .9 boards) and field goal percentage (3.5%) all dropped in 2014-15. He also had less success from behind the arc (down 2.3%) but still shot over 38% from downtown. A true workhorse in every aspect of the word, Rowsey has averaged 33.4 minutes per game in his first two seasons of Division I basketball. If he can continue to improve defensively, his endless motor should lead him to yet another 20+ ppg season in 2015-16. 

159. Jordan Gregory-Montana (Senior)/17 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 3.2 apg, 40.3% FGP, 38.2% Three Point, 1.52 Assist-Turnover Ratio- The second part of Montana's duel threat backcourt, Jordan Gregory had a season to remember in 2014-15. Never an All-Big Sky 1st team selection, Gregory had something to shoot for entering his senior season. All his work in the summer paid off, and Gregory ended up getting a spot on the list. With solid size (6-2, 190) a smooth jumper (38.2%) and good passing ability (3.2 apg), it's not surprising Gregory played as well as he did. He showed flashes of dominance last season (13.8 ppg, 2 apg) but was never really able to find a consistency on both ends of the floor. And although his defense remained just OK, his work on the outside shot (38.2%) and ability to drive the lane (4.7 free throw attempts per game) should get him some looks from teams overseas looking for scoring guards. 

158. Anthony Beane-Southern Illinois (Junior)/16.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.1 apg, 42.3% FGP, 33.3% Three Point, .57 Assist-Turnover Ratio- Although he doesn't have the skills or stats of a normal point guard, Anthony Beane was solid in his own right this past year at Southern Illinois. On a team that struggled greatly offensively, Beane was the only player to consistently deliver scoring each and every night. Also, he rarely turned the ball over. This might be hard to believe if you looked only at his assist-turnover ratio (.57), but remember, he only dished out 1.1 assists per game in 2014-15. A little quick math, and the turnovers come out to 1.9 per game, not a bad stat at all. His outside shot was a little spotty this year (33.3%, 39.4% last season) but his tenacity in the lane grew (4.1 free throw attempts per game, 81.3% FT%). Already a gifted defender, Beane has nowhere to go but up as a scorer next season for Southern Illinois. 

157. Jeremy Major-Pepperdine (Sophomore)/8.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 3.6 apg, 38% FGP, 32.7% Three Point, 1.71 Assist-Turnover Ratio- This is not the season Major or Pepperdine fans were expecting. The second year guard didn't play badly, per say, but his production definitely slipped from his previous season. The most obvious dip were his passing numbers. After dishing out 4.5 assists per game as a freshman (and setting the record for most assists as a freshman at Pepperdine in the process) many were expecting that number to move above 5 per game this year. That didn't happen. In fact, the number actually dropped to only 3.6 per game. Also, his field goal percentage (3.4%) and outside shot (3.8%) dipped as well. On a more positive note, Major made big improvements with his defense. He struggled to stay in front of guys last season, but made huge improvements with his footwork in the offseason, boosting his steals per game number to 1.6. With a couple big point guards graduating in the WCC next year (looking at you, Kevin Pangos), Major could have a huge year. 

156. Mitchell Badillo-Incarnate Word (Junior)/8.8 ppg, 3 rpg, 5 apg, 48.7% FGP, 35.1% Three Point, 2.27 Assist-Turnover Ratio- For the past two seasons, Southland newcomers Incarnate Word have played some rock solid basketball, even though they weren't allowed to play in the postseason last year. That ban was lifted for 2014-15, and we got to see what the Cardinals were really made of. The team finished 5th in the conference and made the CIT. He may have not led the team in scoring, but junior Mitchell Badillo was the leader of the charge. For the past two seasons, Badillo has been one of the best points in the under-appreciated conference. Both seasons he's shot over 47% from the field, 35% from downtown, 77% from the line, and has dished out over 4 assists as well. Pretty impressive for a guy most people have never heard of. With Stephen F. Austin's dominance of the Southland coming to an end, Badillo and the rest of the Cardinals could break out in a big way next season. 

155. Ashton Moore-Citadel (Senior)/18 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.6 apg, 41.2% FGP, 38.3% Three Point, 1.05 Assist-Turnover Ratio- Always regarded as more of a scoring guard then an actually capable point, Moore made some nice improvements in the latter area this past season. He dished out 3.6 assists per game (tied for his career high) and shot a career best 41.2% from the field. His 3.4 turnovers per game hurt his spot on the list, as he sometimes threw the ball away in clutch situations. Still, a deadly jumper (38.3%) combined with the ability to find teammates turned out to be a good combo for the combo-guard, as he scored a career high 18 points per game. Citadel was still a bad team (and will be for years to come), but at least Moore was able to have one final good season with the school before his graduation. 

154. Damon Lynn-NJIT (Sophomore)/17.5 ppg, 3 rpg, 3.7 apg, 36.5% FGP, 36% Three Point, 1.32 Assist-Turnover Ratio- NJIT may have only made national headlines once this past year for beating Michigan on the road, but the Highlanders were a rock solid team after the stunning upset as well. In fact, the only D-1 Independent school ended up playing in the CIT this past season, the first time they have ever appeared in a D-1 postseason tournament. The leader on and off the court for the Highlanders in 2014-15 was sophomore Damon Lynn, who led the team in scoring (17.5 points per game) by a pretty wide margin (5.4 points). He was always the one taking the big shots, and although he shot a bad percentage for the bulk of the game (36.5%), he always seemed to come through in crunch time. Averaging just over 17.3 points per game in his first two seasons, Highlander fans have a lot to look forward to as long as this scoring guard is around. 

153. Jarvis Summers-Ole Miss (Senior)/12 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 4.8 apg, 33.1% FGP, 24.6% Three Point, 2.4 Assist-Turnover Ratio- It was really hard to watch Ole Miss play this past season. No, this wasn't because they were horrible or anything like that, it was more because of how Jarvis Summers looked on the court. An All-SEC 1st team selection in 2013-14, people were expecting huge things out of the guard that averaged 17.3 ppg and 3.8 assists per game. Instead, they saw an obviously frustrated, depleted guard who never found his stroke during the season. A 42% three point shooter in 2013-14, nobody was expecting Summers to look so awkward taking outside shots in 2014-15. He ended up hitting just .9 of his 3.6 attempts per game (24.6%). He played a big role in getting the Rebels back to the NCAA Tournament (11 points, 10 assists in first four) but didn't do much when they were actually in. He scored 0 points on 0-8 shooting from the field in the Rebels second round loss to Xavier. 

152. Rod Hall-Clemson (Senior)/9.2 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 3.4 apg, 40.5% FGP, 31.7% Three Point, 1.61 Assist-Turnover Ratio- Rod Hall is a good college point guard, nothing more, nothing less. He isn't a spectacular outside shooter (31.7%) passer (3.4 apg) or finisher around the rim (3.5 free throw attempts per game). However, he also didn't do anything poorly either. His 1.61 assist-turnover ratio was solid, his 40% shooting from the field was decent, and his on-ball defense was satisfactory. When it's all said and done, not a lot of people are going to remember Hall on a national level. He never really showed up in the big moments for the Tigers, rather preferring to give the ball up to a teammate. Will this help him find a team overseas? Probably not. However, there is one thing Hall supplied to Clemson fans for the past two years: a capable point guard who didn't want extra attention or fame. It may not help him find a job (in basketball) but it certainly gained him respect from the Clemson community. 

151. Josh Gray-LSU (Junior)/7.1 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 3.8 apg, 39.6% FGP, 26.4% Three Point, 1.46 Assist-Turnover Ratio- Josh Gray had to make a transition from his sophomore to junior season. Not only did he literally transfer from Texas Tech to LSU, but his whole game had to switch if he wanted to find success with the Tigers. Texas Tech may be a great football team, but their basketball isn't great. LSU isn't normally a great college team, but they were this past season. Gray, although a decent offensive player, wasn't as talented on the offensive side of the floor as Tim Quarterman, Jordan Mickey, or Jarell Martin. Therefore, he needed to be more of a pass-first guard if he hoped to find minutes in the Tiger's rotation. And that he did. His 3.8 assists per game were .6 higher than his only season with the Red Raiders, and his 39.6% FGP also improved as well. With Mickey and Martin both gone, Gray will have to be a senior leader next year. If he continues to play his game, the playing time, and success, will surely follow.


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