Although the Arizona State Sun Devils did not make the 2013 NCAA Tournament, freshman Jahii Carson had a monster season for the team.
Carson averaged 18.5 points per game, 3.7 rebounds per game and 5.1 assists per game. It is very impressive that such a high scorer was also able to dish out so many assists per game. Those two statistics definitely led the team this year.
This is a player that is only 5’10”, so his 3.7 rebounds per game was a pretty good number as well.
Carson only hit 32 percent of his shots from behind the arc, so that is an area that he could improve on over the offseason. However, he did manage to shoot 47.3 percent from the field.
He hit the 30-point mark a couple of times on the season, so there is a possibility that he comes close to leading college basketball in scoring next season. Although that is a huge stretch, Carson definitely has the ability to score more points next season. He only made 0.9 threes per game on the year, so just imagine if he took more shots from behind the arc and became more efficient from the long range.
Who knows how the Sun Devils will fair next year, but Carson returning to the team is huge for Arizona State’s NCAA Tournament hopes. It will also be entertaining to see him score at a high rate against great competition once again. He will only be a sophomore, so there is a chance that Carson will play in a Sun Devils uniform for two more seasons after next year. However, I would not count on that.
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