The St. John’s Red Storm did not have the season that they would have hoped for, but their best player had another great year. Let’s take a further look at D’Angelo Harrison’s first two seasons with the Red Storm.
First off, let’s look at the main statistical categories for the Red Storm’s leading scorer.
Freshman season: 16.8 points per game, 3.9 rebounds per game, two assists per game.
Sophomore season: 17.8 points per game, 4.3 rebounds per game, 2.3 assists per game.
Harrison clearly did not get that much better from a statistical standpoint, but in no way is that depressing. Harrison is a scoring machine and you can only put the basketball in the hoop so many times in a game. If Harrison was able to put up 22+ points per game, then he would likely be fleeing to the NBA, so at least Red Storm fans can be happy about that.
Harrison did miss the last six games of the season, and the team did not fair very well in those games, going 1-5.
The Red Storm’s leading scorer will have some more help next season, with key players returning and a good recruiting class coming in.
If Harrison can improve his shooting percentage, though, there is no reason why he wouldn’t dash for the NBA draft. Harrison is good enough to make an impact at the next level and his numbers do not lie.
However, his 39.4 percent shooting from the field and 31.5 percent from behind the arc need to improve. Even with those numbers, Harrison has been great in two seasons with St. John’s and he will at the very least have one more season with the team.
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