Statistics are everywhere in sports most notably baseball & basketball. So while there is somewhat of a break in the amount of games being played I thought now would be a good time to take a look at the individual leaders in some of the major statistical categories. I have cherry picked the categories shown here, choosing the ones that everyone is familiar with and not even trying to take a look into the more advanced basketball statistics.
Please let me know if there are any other statistics anyone would like to know or follow in the Big 12 this year.
POINTS PER GAME
Analysis - Burks is a extremely talented player who benefits from being on a mediocre team so his scoring numbers might get inflated over others in the Big 12.
REBOUNDS PER GAME
Analysis - Acy is turning out to be a beast down low for Baylor which combined with Perry Jones & LaceDaruis Dunn makes the Bears scary.
ASSISTS PER GAME
Analysis - Shows that Taylor is embracing his role as the point guard on the team now that Sherron Collins is gone.
FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE
Player: Marcus Morris - Kansas Jayhawks
Percent: 64% on 57-89 shooting
Analysis - This stat tells you that not only is Marcus Morris a very good player but a smart player as well who takes good shots.
THREE POINT FG PERCENTAGE
Player: Scott Christopherson - Iowa State Cyclones
Percent - 54.9% on 39-71
Analysis - Basically the kid can shoot the ball and if anyone leaves him open then there is something wrong.
FREE THROW PERCENTAGE
Player: Khris Middleton - Texas A&M Aggies
Percent: 94.3% on 33-35 shooting
Analysis - This is a clear sign if anyone didn't know that Middleton doesn't play for Kansas State! All kidding aside this is an impressive stat especially in todays college game where free throws seem to be missed a lot.
BLOCKED SHOTS PER GAME
Player: Tristan Thompson - Texas Longhorns
Analysis - Thompson gives UT some protection down low should guards try to drive to the basket.
MINUTES PLAYED PER GAME
Analysis - Jeff Capel needs Davis to play all he can this year to try and help keep the Sooners records from spiraling out of control.