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Bleacher Report’s Point Guard Rankings are severely inaccurate

Mark Zerof | USA Today

Mark Zerof | USA Today

Mark Zerof | USA Today

Bleacher Report ranked the best point guards in college basketball today and it’s hard to agree with the website’s assessment of the point guard position this year.

Now I know I play homer on the internet from time to time (read: all the time) but I think several college basketball minds outside of KSR will back me up on this one.

The author, C.J. Moore, has Tyler Ulis ranked ninth at the point guard position entering the season. That alone is worthy of an unpaid leave of absence for a minimum of one year, and possibly jail time.

Then Moore ranks Jamal Murray tenth on the list, which is odd because Murray won’t run any point this year, and it is still a bad spot if you’re going to consider him a PG. Learn Jamal Murray, man.

Ahead of Ulis and Murray, Moore has Villanova freshman Jalen Brunson, the fourth-ranked point guard in last year’s class (behind Isaiah Briscoe), and Frank Mason of Kansas. Those are two good guards, no doubt — but to put them over Ulis? GTFO.

I understand opinions vary, but ESPN considers Ulis the fifth best player in college basketball, regardless of position. CBS Sports ranks Jamal Murray fifth overall.

With all due respect to Jalen Brunson, Frank Mason and C.J. Moore, I’m going to disagree on this one.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

3 Comments for Bleacher Report’s Point Guard Rankings are severely inaccurate

  1. Biglaw Dawgin'
    2:41 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    I can’t be as adamant in my disagreement. The problem with placing Ulis higher on this list is that the guys he has above him have more defined roles on their team and at least one season of monster stats. Ulis didn’t have great stats last year (only averaged 6ppg and 4apg) although he was on the upswing at the end. Yes, he should be running the show this year, but no one truly knows whether he’ll play 40 min per game or hover around the 25 min per game he was at last year. I’m guessing he jumps to 32 mpg, and 12 ppg and 8apg, which would place him somewhere in the #5-10 range in the nations top PGs.

    • Sublem
      5:35 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

      If you’re averaging 8 ASP, you’re more likely a top 3 PG. But I see him averaging a bit more than that, something like 10 or 11 due to his pass first mentality.

  2. bluehappypappy
    3:07 pm November 13, 2015 Permalink

    Murray, Ulis and Brisco will all play point at times