No. 22 – Marquis Teague, Freshman, Kentucky 2011-12 stats: 10 ppg, 4.8 apg, 41% shooting
ATLANTA, GA – MARCH 23: Marquis Teague #25 of the Kentucky Wildcats dunks on the Indiana Hoosiers in the first half during the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball South Regional Semifinal game at the Georgia Dome on March 23, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Tyreke Evans. Derrick Rose. John Wall. John Calipari knows how to recruit and develop point guards, and Marquis Teague is no different. Teague is going to be one of at least five Kentucky players to be drafted in the first round. And for good reason; he has a chance to be a special guard in the NBA.
Playing in Kentucky’s uptempo style was perfect for Teague’s skill-set. He is an amazingly fast point guard, as was Wall and Rose for Calipari. He might have been one of the fastest guards in the nation last season with the ball in his hand. With the NBA becoming such a guard oriented League now, Teague’s skills will fit in nicely.
Offensively, he does most of his damage attacking the basket. He has a blazing fast first step and he is able to finish at the rim with ease. For such a young point guard, he has great court vision. It will only get better as he matures. Teague does lack a consistent jump shot, but coming out of college, so did Rose and Wall.
Written by Nick Mancini
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