By Trevor Lowry @TheTrevorLowry on April 29, 2014
Every good basketball team usually has a good point guard. That is especially true in the NBA. With the 2014 NBA Draft just around the corner, let’s take a look at the top five point guards in the draft.
Most of these guards will not shock anyone, but a couple will, well, shock some people. Regardless, all five are very talented and all five have the skill set to succeed in the pros.
Spencer Dinwiddie would be getting a lot more love if he didn’t tear his ACL this season. Colorado would have also been a much better team -- still finished 23-12. Dinwiddie has great size at 6-foot-6, he is a good shooter with range (41.3 percent from deep) and his best is yet to come. He could be a solid player at the next level.
What NBA team wouldn’t want Shabazz Napier? He just got done leading the Connecticut Huskies to a national championship. This is the same Connecticut team that was not allowed to make the tournament last season and the same Connecticut team that lost legend head coach Jim Calhoun.
Beyond that, Napier is a great scorer, good rebounder for being 6-foot-0, great ball-handler and we could go on all day about him.
What a season Tyler Ennis had for the Syracuse Orange. At times, he was considered the best guard in the country. He was only a freshman. His stats are one thing (12.9 points per game, 5.5 assists per game, 3.4 rebounds per game, 2.1 steals per game), but the way he led this team in his first year out of high school is a completely different story.
Dante Exum is the type of player who could be hit or miss in the NBA. He is described as being very athletic, a good passer and good ball-handler. That is exactly what any team should want from their field general. The best part about Exum: He stands at 6-foot-6.
Yes, Marcus Smart is the best point guard in the draft. He could have gone in the top five if he would have declared after his freshman season, but that clearly did not happen. Smart can do a little bit of everything and his stat line would probably agree -- 18 points per game, 5.9 rebounds per game, 4.8 assists per game, 2.9 steals per game. With all of that said, Smart could play as a two guard at the next level.
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