March Madness is an opportunity to see some of the most elite talents in the NCAA take to the floor in a blockbuster format that is loaded with quality basketball and, likely, some serious shocks.
Let’s look at a specific position as we look at the best point guards at the tournament next month and who are the ones ranking as favorites in the March Madness spreads.
Number 5. Collin Gillespie, Villanova Wildcats
Kicking off our look at the best point guards to watch at March Madness is Collin Gillespie; he is one of the point guards that is expected to be drafted into the NBA very soon. Gillespie plays for the Villanova Wildcats and has put together a stellar college career. He is averaging 17.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game in his senior season with the team.
On top of those numbers, he was the main factor in the Wildcats putting together a strong 14-5 record out in the Big East early on. Diving deeper into just his last five games, Gillespie has averaged 20.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. Villanova has only lost one of those contests with Gillespie a key player.
Number 4. Kendric Davis, SMU Mustangs
Next up is Kendric Davis; without question the former TCU man had to be included in our top five. Davis is a member of the SMU Mustangs and has ranked really well statistically in relation to other point guards on the college basketball scene. He has played in 18 games this year and is averaging 21 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game.
Davis, who is in his senior year, has posted at least 20 points in 10 different games this season and dropped a season high 33 on UNM at the back end of December. We also have to point out that Davis is in the top 10 in points scored, rebounds and assists in total for all point guards in college; that is a set of stats that simply cannot be ignored.
Number 3. Max Abmas, Oral Roberts Golden Eagles
You all remember Oral Roberts, don’t you? Well, even though there isn’t much attention going to the school this time round, they boast one of the nations best young point guards in Max Abmas. Abmas has had a phenomenal run this year. He is averaging 22.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game and had posted at least 30 points four different times so far.
On top of that, he has dropped over 20 points in seven more games. One of his most impressive showings was 38 points, six assist performance earlier in the year against Tulsa. If he can put up performances like that at March Madness then it’s fair to say Oral Roberts will well and truly be back on the map.
Number 2. Scotty Pippen Jr, Vanderbilt Commodores
Taking the silver medal spot in our look at the best points guards to watch at March Madness is a player that will catch the ears of basketball fans of all generations with Scottie Pippen Jr being the son of Chicago Bulls and NBA legend Scottie Pippen. Famous dad or not, Pippen Jr is a top point guard in the country right now in his own right. He is leading the Vanderbilt Commodores and is hoping to drag the team to a deep postseason run. The 21-year-old has averages of 18.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. The team has not been all that great lately but, as point guards go, Pippen Jr definitely is one of the most exciting players to watch. He’ll be knocking about next season too because he has already confirmed he won’t enter the NBA draft this year and will instead return for another year at school.
Number 1. Antoine Davis, Detroit Mercy Titans
Here is a name that might raise an eyebrow or two depending on how closely you follow the Detroit Mercy Titans. They rather bang average as a team and, as yet, their place at March Madness isn’t 100% confirmed.
Despite being rather mediocre as a squad, there is one man that stands head and shoulders above the rest; that man is Antoine Davis. Davis has arguably been the most impressive point guard in college basketball this season posting averages of 24.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 4.9 assists.
He has had four different 30 plus point games already on the season and at least 16 points in each of the games he has played in on the year. If the Titans make the cut then Davis is unquestionably one of the best point guards to watch at March Madness.
There you have it, the best point guards to watch at March Madness. Do you agree with the names we’ve highlighted? Let us know below.