The first quarterfinal in the Unbelievables Region pits two of John Calipari’s best point guards against one another.
John Wall and De’Aaron Fox are the two fastest players with a basketball I’ve ever seen. Prior to this game I would require that they race one another first. Even though Wall would probably win, I wouldn’t be surprised if Fox had a slight edge.
Each team was just a win away from a Final Four. In 2010 there was a lid on the bucket for Kentucky, but not West Virgina. In 2017 Malik Monk tried to will Kentucky to a victory from behind. HE did enough to tie the up the game, until Luke Maye delivered a dagger at the buzzer.
TALE OF THE TAPE
Two of the best teams to miss the Final Four are facing off. The talent on the court is undeniable. The question is, who will benefit most from the mismatch outside of point guard?
Monk, one of the greatest single-season scorers in school history, could draw Boogie away from the basket and have his way. But on the other end Cousins could bully Monk into submission with ease. That’s exactly what happened in the NBA 2K simulation.
John Wall killed a man.
Final: 2010- 21, 2017- 16
Wall: 15 PTS, 5 REB, 15-19
Cousins: 6 PTS, 5 REB, 3 BLK, 6-8
Monk: 1 PTS, 2 REB, 1-6
Fox: 15 PTS, 5 REB, 15-21 pic.twitter.com/rbRh33ocXZ
— BBN JAM Simulation (@JamSimulation) April 12, 2020
Ultimately, it’s a question of preference. Could a combination of two guards take down a team that struggles behind the three-point line?