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  • Avery Bradley Point Guard Stats

    I decided to take a look at some key Point Guard stats for Bradley and compare them to the eight Point Guards drafted last season and the seven Point Guards that are considered a first or second round pick this season by Draft Express.

    I culled for each player the following stats from 2009 for those Point Guards drafted in 2009 and from 2010 for those Point Guards listed in the Draft Express 2010 mock draft. In other words I took their college stats from the last year that they played in college.

    1. Field Goals Attempted per game
    2. Free Throws Attempted per game
    3. Assists per game
    4. Turnovers per game

    From these numbers I computed the following ratios

    5. Assists to Field Goals Attempted per game
    6. Free Throws Attempted to Field Goals Attempted per game
    7. Assists To Turnover Ratio

    I then computed the average of the 15 players and where each player ranked in the seven categories listed above.


    The Players that I looked at were

    Player
    ----------------
    A. Bradley
    Armon Johnson
    D. Collison
    E. Bledso
    E. Maynor
    J. Flynn
    J. Holiday
    J. Randle
    J. Teague
    J. Wall
    M. Torrance
    S. Collins
    T. Douglas
    T. Lawson
    T.Evans

    These are the average numbers for each of the seven stats culled and computed.

    1. Field Goals Attempted per game - 11.7
    2. Free Throws Attempted per game - 4.8
    3. Assists per game - 4.6
    4. Turnovers per game - 2.9
    5. Assists to Field Goals Attempted per game - 39%
    6. Free Throws Attempted to Field Goals Attempted per game - 41%
    7. Assists To Turnover Ratio - 1.61

    These are the Bradley's numbers for each of the seven stats culled and computed.

    1. Field Goals Attempted per game - 10.8
    2. Free Throws Attempted per game - 1.9
    3. Assists per game - 2.1
    4. Turnovers per game - 1.5
    5. Assists to Field Goals Attempted per game - 19%
    6. Free Throws Attempted to Field Goals Attempted per game - 18%
    7. Assists To Turnover Ratio - 1.4

    This is where Bradley ranked among the 15 Point Guards for each of the seven stats culled and computed.

    1. Field Goals Attempted per game - 10
    2. Free Throws Attempted per game - 14
    3. Assists per game - 15
    4. Turnovers per game - 1 (See Turnover Ratio)
    5. Assists to Field Goals Attempted per game - 14
    6. Free Throws Attempted to Field Goals Attempted per game - 15
    7. Assists To Turnover Ratio - 10

    Summary
    -------------------------
    Bradley ranked either 14th or 15th in four of the seven stats
    He ranked 10th in two others
    He ranked 1st; i.e. lowest in Turnovers

    His average rank excluding Turnovers (see comment below) was 13 which was 15th among the 15 Point Guards.

    Turnovers for a PG are best measured by looking at total assists per game, Assists to Field Goals Attempts per game and turnover ratio for a player.

    A good true PG will have a high number of assists per game, a high ratio of Assists To Field Goal Attempts per game and a high Assists to Turnover Ratio.

    In Bradley's case he had a low number of Turnovers per game but he also ranked 15th in Assists per game, 14th in Assists to Field Goals Attempted per game and 10th in Assists to Turnover Ratio.

    What this means is that at least at Texas Bradley did not exhibit the qualities that one would want in a Point Guard. He exhibited a shoot first mentality. When he did shoot he very rarely was able to get to the free throw line and ranked dead last 15th in Free Throws Attempts per Field Goals Attempts.

    As I have noted elsewhere Bradley's Free Throw percentage was an abysmal 55% about what Rondo's was in his last year at KY.

    According to Draft Express
    http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Avery-Bradley-5285/

    Conclusion
    -----------------
    Bradley's did not in his one year at Texas put up numbers that a consistent with those of a Point Guard. Was that because of what he was asked to do while on the court; i.e. play SG and not PG. Let us assume that that is the case. Listed below are the comparative numbers for Jrue Holiday. Holiday played one season at UCLA. He played the SG position next to D. Collison who was the Bruins PG. This season however Jrue Holiday played PG for the 76ers so let us look at his numbers and ranking at UCLA.

    1. Field Goals Attempted per game - 7.1
    2. Free Throws Attempted per game - 1.8
    3. Assists per game - 3.7
    4. Turnovers per game - 2.1
    5. Assists to Field Goals Attempted per game - 52%
    6. Free Throws Attempted to Field Goals Attempted per game - 25%
    7. Assists To Turnover Ratio - 1.8

    This is where Holiday ranked among the 15 Point Guards for each of the seven stats culled and computed.

    1. Field Goals Attempted per game - 15
    2. Free Throws Attempted per game - 15
    3. Assists per game - 11
    4. Turnovers per game - 3 (See Turnover Ratio)
    5. Assists to Field Goals Attempted per game - 4
    6. Free Throws Attempted to Field Goals Attempted per game - 14
    7. Assists To Turnover Ratio - 7

    Average ranking was 11 or 13th among the 15th.

    Listed below is Holiday's ranking this season as a rookie compared to the other 8 PG rookies listed above.

    1. Field Goals Attempted per game - 5
    2. Free Throws Attempted per game - 6
    3. Assists per game - 5
    4. Turnovers per game - 5 (See Turnover Ratio)
    5. Assists to Field Goals Attempted per game - 3
    6. Free Throws Attempted to Field Goals Attempted per game - 8
    7. Assists To Turnover Ratio - 7


    Holidays average rank in 2008-09 at UCLA excluding Turnovers was 11 which was 13th among the 15 Point Guards. Bradley was ranked 15th among the 15 Points Guards.

    Who was ranked 14th? Answer. Eric Bledso.


    Holiday like Bradley is considered a good defender so If you liked Jrue Holiday's game this season then you may wind up liking Avery Bradley's game in 2010-11 if he is asked to play PG.
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