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There was a guy that played at MD in the late 90s that transitioned pretty well. He went from SG in college to ROY as a PG.
Francis only played shooting guard here because Gary didn't want to bench Stokes. He was a point guard all along.
Steph Curry is a similar case. He transitioned pretty well.
Westbrook is the best example of it being possible.
Not really NBA, but Sarunas went from being a fairly mediocre SG in college to being an All-World PG on the international scene. I don't think any Maryland fan would have ever seen that one coming.
Deron Williams is another great example. Jrue Holiday played the two primarily at UCLA, also.
The hero ball stuff with GV is hilarious since Austin Rivers is the most blatant hero ball player I have ever seen. I watched the second half last night and I can't recall a single pass he made. I do recall like 9 drives to the basket by himself though.
Gilbert Arenas didn't play PG at Arizona as they had Jason Gardner then.
Russell Westbrook wasn't really a PG/main ball handler in college either.
Even if they weren't technically playing PG, Williams, Curry, and Francis were all very good distributors in college who had much better assist numbers than Rivers.
Holiday and Westbrook are good examples, but they are also freak athletes who get many of their assists by blowing past defenders and dishing when the defense rotates over.
I guess my real question is how anyone thought Austin Rivers, who wasn't a good distributor or a great athlete, could become an NBA PG.
Agreed. Deron Williams shared ballhandling duties with Dee Brown. I'd say that he's even more of a PG than Dee Brown. Curry basically did everything, including running the offense. Francis wasn't a PG only because of Stokes.
Austin Rivers, OTOH, was never a PG. In fact, he was a also terrible SG who happened to hit that one fluke shot. His shooting percentage sucked. In fact, he's just a complete piece of shit.
i thought curry pretty much played point his senior year at davidson, i could be remembering incorrectly
I remember Curry not being a point per se, but handling the ball and running the offense because Davidson wanted the ball in his hands as much as possible.
He left after his junior year. He actually had a solid college PG playing with him his first 2 years, Jason Richards. That's how they got to the Elite 8. That was a fun team to watch.
Then Richards graduated and Curry had to do everything his junior year and then he declared.
Curry had a sick PG with him up until his senior year. The kid led the country in assists during Curry's junior year I believe.
Curry do everything his junior year was what precipitated HoF Jimmy Patsos doubling him the entire game and Loyola getting crushed. That was hilarious.
If not for a strong second half from Boom, Curry could've taken us out of the ncaat his freshman year.
best player in the league
Curry was one of the best college passers I've ever seen.
This post was edited by Fwah Grah 18 months ago
wth do the Jazz have a Bear running around their court? give the name back you damn mormons
6 pt, 7 ast (1to) in the 1st quarter
double double moocheen
on 3/4 shooting. Hero ball!
Now leads the NBA in assists
He's so money! That's why he got the more expensive apartment according to his Instagram
“Route 1, where everybody meets.” ~Nick Faust #5
I thought on the TV show he got the cheaper one ($3,000/month)?
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