"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gardner No. 1 Offensive Rebounder in the Country according to Pomeroy

1Davante GardnerMarquette6-8290Jr29.1
2Dante TaylorPittsburgh6-9235Sr27.4
3Anthony BennettNevada Las Vegas6-8240Fr24.2
4Reggie JohnsonMiami FL6-10292Sr24.0
5Ronald RobertsSaint Joseph's6-8220Jr23.4

Even BEFORE grabbing 8 offensive rebounds in just 22 minutes today in the 89-62 win over Mississippi State, Davante Gardner was rated as the best offensive rebounder in the country by Pomeroy (please sign on and pay your $20 subscription for the year!).

For those who haven't seen these numbers before, the rating above indicates that 29.1% of the time Marquette missed a shot in their first three games Gardner grabbed the rebound.  Last year only two players (Thomas Robinson of Kansas and Andre Roberson of Colorado) grabbed a higher percentage of misses ON DEFENSE.  Last year Jack Cooley of Notre Dame had the highest offensive percentage of any BCS conference player at 16.7% - a little over half of what Gardner did through three games.

Obviously Gardner's number will drop, but amazing to see the numbers he is putting up.

More on today's action after the conclusion of the Butler-UNC game tonight, which is helping to put last night's one-point loss in perspective.

No comments: