Point guard is the most demanding position for an NCAA basketball star, and not just because of the balancing act of being a great scorer and a great passer. No player’s performance is more closely linked to his team’s record, as every loss calls into question his otherwise unmeasurable “leadership” skills.
One player who’s walked that tightrope to perfection during the early stages of the season is Shabazz Napier. Not only has the senior led UConn to a flawless 9-0 start, but he’s pacing the team in almost every statistical category.
Is Napier’s sensational performance enough to make him the country’s top floor general? Read on to find out where he fits in among the nation’s best scorers, passers, defenders and (yes) leaders at the point guard position.