I think I am on some stats binge right now, but today we look at the more positive side of stats. On their current pace, both Jodie Meeks and Patrick Patterson are on pace to join some elite scorers in UK history. This of course assumes both of them play all 4 years. Take a look where each would end up on the all-time scoring list, assuming UK plays 34 games a season for the next 2 years, or 3 years in PP’s case. Let’s also assume that Meeks scores at the same pace for the rest of his career as he is this season, 22.8 PPG.
114. Jodie Meeks: 598 points in 54 games
118. Patrick Patterson: 575 points in 34 games (16.9 PPG)
1st. Patrick Patterson: 2147 points in 127 games (16.9 PPG)
2nd. Dan Issel: 2138 points in 83 games (25.7 PPG)
3rd. Kenny Walker: 2080 points in 132 games (15.7 PPG)
4th. Jack Givens: 2038 points in 132 games (15.4 PPG)
5th. Jodie Meeks: 1948 points in 113 games (17.2 PPG)
It is very rare in UK history to have two potential prolific scorers like this on one team. Mashburn and Delk were on one team together, and Prince and Bogans shared 3 seasons. But, only Prince/Bogans scored over 500 points each in the same season. So, be grateful Cats fans, as we witness some history on the floor each and every game.
Andfor those of you who are critical of Michael Porter’s offensive skills, he already has more career points than both Brandon Stockton and Josh Carrier and is only 8 points shy of Rakelin Sims. And we all know what offensive dynamos those 3 players were.
3. So, without question, the most successful UK rookie so far this year has been Wesley Woodyard. The Courier-Journal highlights the great start to his career, which includes 50 tackles in just the last 5 games.