Some college basketball players score lots of points, but they have to take a ton of shots to accomplish that.
There are other players who get things done on a minimal amount of shots.
They shoot a good percentage from the field. They also might knock down their fair share from beyond the arc. Or, they get to the line and convert foul shots into easy points.
In this list, we will look at the 10 most efficient college basketball players in 2013-14 using last season’s stats as our benchmark.
Basic shooting percentages are a good place to start, but we’ll have to dig deeper. Another stat that we will consider is free-throw rate (free-throw attempts/field-goal attempts)
Midwestsportsfans.com’s Andy Bottoms says this about free-throw rate:
It [free-throw rate] sheds light on where players tend to take their shots. Low ratios are indicative of spot-up shooters who are less apt to attack the basket, while high ratios are typically associated with inside players or those who aggressively drive the lane.
One more stat that addresses efficiency is points per shot (total points/field-goal attempts). The more points that a player scores compared to his number of FG attempts, the more productive he is.
Some of these players are well known All-American candidates. Others are unfamiliar gamers who may become breakout stars in the coming season.
All of these players deserve props for their economy on the court.