The Big Ten Conference is not lacking point guards by an means whatsoever. In fact, this conference will be filled with some of the best field generals in the country in the 2012-13 NCAABB season. Just take a look at these three players and I am sure you will agree as well.
Keith Appling, Michigan State - The Spartans will truly miss Draymond Green in the upcoming season, but they will still at least have one of the best point guards in the nation in Appling. He had a pretty impressive season last year, scoring 11.4 points per game and 3.9 assists per game. Now that Appling will likely be the go-to guy for Michigan State, his production on offense should be even greater. Appling may not have the best shot in the world from behind the arc, but he is just as good as anyone when it comes to penetrating, thanks to his speed and ability to get to the rim.
Aaron Craft, Ohio State - Craft may have only averaged 8.8 points per game last season, but he is one of the best defenders in all of college basketball. Not to mention, he is everything that a coach looks for in a point guard. Craft has excellent court vision, a high basketball I.Q. and he is definitely a pass first shoot second type of player. He could easily score more points, but he thrives on playing unselfish basketball by looking for the open man, instead of jacking up shots whether open or not.
Trey Burke, Michigan - When you play alongside Tim Hardaway Jr., and are still considered the best player on the team by many, you know you are good. Burke is definitely good. 14.8 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game and 4.6 assists per game. That is what Michigan’s point guard managed to do last season as a freshman. You can bet that Burke will have an even better season in 2012.
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