Damian Lillard of Weber State leads the nation in points per game, but he is not the leading scorer. Creighton's Doug McDermott is the best scorer in the nation, despite scoring almost three points per game fewer than Lillard.
When it comes to scoring, points per game is not the only thing to consider. How you score you points and who you score them against are important factors: Are you playing to your strengths? Are you taking unnecessary shots? How strong is the opposition?
While points per game is obviously a huge factor, it is not alone. These above factors, the level of your opposition and how consistent you are comes into play as well.
This list is not solely the players who score the most points per game—you could find that on any sports site. This list goes beyond simply statistics to bring you the biggest scoring threats in the country.
These include a good mix of mid-majors and power-conference players. While Lillard scores almost 27 points per night because he plays against poor teams, players like John Jenkins of Vanderbilt are able to score almost as much against much better teams.
The following are the 25 best scorers in the country, and we will see most of them in the NBA one day.