The college basketball season is more than 10 games in and it is safe to say that the two best point guards in the country are freshmen, Trae Young from Oklahoma and Collin Sexton out of Alabama. The talent possessed by both guards is undisputable, however, their unique styles of play are key to their success.
Young brings a special finesse to the point guard position, the craft he infuses while handling the ball is effortless. He has a feel for the game and play style similar to Damian Lillard or Steph Curry in the way he scores with ease and his consistent shooting ability. Currently leading the country in PPG with 30.1 and APG with 10. So far, this season Young has been unstoppable, he has an uncanny way to create his own shot from anywhere on the floor, not to mention he has unbelievable shooting range. What NBA scouts will find most impressive is his IQ and court vision, against Northwestern State he tied the NCAA record with 22 assists. Trae Young is as good as advertised and could be first player to win the Naismith College Player of Year award as a Freshman since Anthony Davis did it in 2012, only two Freshman have ever won this prestigious award.
On the other hand, Sexton is a very athletic guard that has a pit-bull like mentality similar to Russell Westbrook or John Wall. Sexton is relentless on both sides of the floor night in and night out. This season the young star is averaging 19.3 PPG, 3.4 APG, while shooting 36.8 percent from three. The young bull is a do-it-all guard with a blue-collar work ethic with the potential to be a future All-Star for years to come. Collin Sexton has a game that will suit him well at the next level, he is a combo guard with ability to score with the best of them, but has the passing skills to set his teammates up for success.
There are only 3 freshmen in country that average over 19 PPG Young, Sexton, and stand guard RJ Cole from Hampton University. They also are 2 of the 5 freshmen in the country that average over 19 PPG including Marvin Bagley the PF from Duke and Deandre Ayton the Center from Arizona. The expectations for these two point guards are high, in a few months experts predict they will be one of the first to hear their named called on draft night. Who is the best point guard in the country? We will bear witness the answer to this question on January 27th in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.