Keeganoids rejoice...Tom Keegan of the Lawrence Journal-World has graciously returned to the blog with another offering. Enjoy......!
Fun With Numbers
by Tom Keegan
Stephon Marbury represents the litmus test of Larry Brown's greatness as a coach. Can Brown turn the ultimate stat-monster of a point guard into a winner? If anybody can, Brown can. But for most of his career, Marbury has monopolized the basketball, dribbling, dribbling, dribbling, and then passing for an assist or shooting. He seldom made the play that kept the offense moving along to a point where someone else would get the assist and points.
As Marbury has shown for much of his defensively challenged career, statistics can be misleading. They can also be tons of fun and in many cases revealing. Just for fun, here are the numbers for Marquette's roster, per 40 minutes of playing time:
Rebounds per 40 minutes played
Points per 40 minutes played
Points + Rebounds per 40 minutes played
Thanks for your time, Tom!
There's an interesting thread on this blog over at the Ring Out Ahoya! board. Please link to it here.