Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
RPI: 56. RPI: 109. Current State: Last Five In.
Opponents this week: vs. California, vs. Stanford.
It's February, so you know what that means, don't you? Blind resumes! Since we're going to start seeing these pop up all over the place on television, let’s do a blind resume comparison of a pair of freshman point guards.
Player A: 16.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.8 steals, 46% FG%, 32% three-point shooting, 1.62 Assists/Turnover.
Player B: 18.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.0 steals, 45% FG%, 29% three-point shooting, 1.63 Assists/Turnover.
Player A grabs an extra rebound and creates an extra steal each game, while Player B scores about two more points each game; but aside from that they’re quite similar, right?
Player A is John Wall’s year with Kentucky prior to being taken first overall in the 2010 NBA Draft. Player B is Arizona State’s Jahii Carson.
If you could take a player’s skill and divide it by the amount of national attention he is receiving, Jahii Carson would be setting all-time records for that statistic. And that won’t change any time soon if Arizona State fails to make the tournament.
The upcoming week is doubly huge for the Sun Devils, as a two-game sweep would not only significantly enhance their resume, but also create some distance between themselves and both Cal and Stanford, which are sneaking onto the bubble after wins over Oregon (sans Dominic Artis) in the past week.