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Kendall Marshall was a late addition to North Carolina's starting five. The Tar Heels then went on a great winning streak with the 6'3" left-hander as the floor leader.
Marshall has done enough to have him being considered one of the top point guards in next year's draft. Especially since the NBA now covets elite point guards.
From Chris Paul to Derrick Rose this is the most competitive position in the NBA.
That's probably why Kyrie Irving was taken first in the last draft, among other reasons.
Marshall made 42 percent of his shots, 38 percent on three-pointers. He finished the season with averages of 6.2 points, 6.2 assists and two rebounds a game. All that was done in 24 minutes.
If we were to adjust his stats from when he replaced Larry Drew as a starter his averages are 7.7 points, 7.4 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.25 steals. All this was done in approximately 30 minutes as a starter.*
Marshall dishes out the ball at a high rate but does not look to score much. He made 52 percent of his shots in about 24 starts, 32 percent on threes.
That's why the top point guard in college basketball will be Wisconsin's Jordan Taylor.
In 36 minutes he averaged 18.1 points, 4.7 assists and 4.1 rebounds. The 6'1" guard also made 42 percent of his three-point attempts.
Numbers don't lie. Marshall may have a higher ceiling to grow but Taylor is the best point guard right now.
Runner-up here is Tu Holloway of Xavier. Aron Craft of Ohio State and Shabaz Napier of UConn.
Maquis Teague of Kentucky will probably be one of the top freshmen in the United States. He will get some stiff competition from Arizona's Josiah Turner.
* Stats were taken from Rivals.com.