Players to watch in the 2019 NCAA Tournament:


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The average size of a NBA starting point guard on a Playoffs caliber team is 6'3", 191 lbs.

Undeniably, having a great passing and scoring point guard can be a major key to winning. We strongly believe that a point guard's defensive ability is too often overlooked. Here is a list of the 15 point guards in the 2019 NCAA Men's basketball tournament that we are most intrigued by...

Ja Morant - Murray St. 6'3", 170 lbs sophomore. ...Morant broke out as a sophomore, blossoming into the consensus number two pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. He is a shifty guard with excellent vision. This season, Morant is averaging 24.6 points, 10 assists, and 5.5 rebounds per game! He shoots 33.6% from three-point range, and 81% at the line. ...Morant is explosive going to the basket. He throws risky passes but still has a 1.93-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio. Morant led the Ohio Valley Conference in boxscore plus/minus.

Trevelin Queen - New Mexico St. 6'6" 185 lbs. junior. ...Queen is a juco import that only plays an average of 14 minutes per game but his defensive numbers are impressive enough to warrant investigation. New Mexico State is 7 points better per 100 possessions on defense with Queen on the floor. He blocked 19 shots in 351 minutes which is outstanding for a guard. ...He is shooting 49% FG, and his assist-to-turnover ratio is two-to-one.

Cassius Winston - Michigan St. 6'1" 185 lbs. junior. ...Winston is the 2018-19 Big Ten Player of the Year. He is cool when others are anxious. He is hard to speed up. This season, Winston is averaging 18.9 points and 7.6 assists per game. He shoots 40.4% 3-pt fg, and 84% FT. …Winston, while listed at 6'1", may be closer to 5'11". His DEFRTG is 5.2 points worse than the Spartans team DEFRTG. It is likely that defense will always be an issue as a pro. That said, a leader as skilled and even-keeled as Winston rarely comes along. He is the kind of player that can make a difference in this NCAA Tournament.


Shamorie Ponds - St. John's. 6'1" 170 lbs. junior. ...Ponds is fun to watch. He handles the ball like few are capable of. He can score or make plays for teammates. This season, Ponds, a lefty, is averaging 19.5 points, and 5.2 assists per game. He makes 35.5% of his three-point shots, and he knocks down 84% of his free throws. What might surprise some is the fact that Ponds is a "plus defender". Ponds DEFRTG is 1.4 points better than the Red Storm DEFRTG. His 2.51-to-1 assist to turnover ratio is really impressive considering his teammates are not the greatest perimeter shooters. We believe when Ponds is surrounded by NBA players, he will be even better.


Other PG's we like...

C.J. Massinberg - Buffalo. 6'3" 170 lbs. Senior.


Tremont Waters - LSU. 5'11" 167 lbs. sophomore.


Justin Robinson - Virginia Tech. 6'1" 180 lbs. Senior.

Sam Merril - Utah St. 6'5" 210 lbs. junior.


Ty Jerome - Virginia. 6'5" 192 lbs. junior.

Zach Norvell - Gonzaga . 6'5" 205 lbs. sophomore.


Jordan Bone - Tennessee. 6'3" 180 lbs. junior. (See Jordan Bone video highlights here).

Jared Harper - Auburn. 5'10" 165 lbs. junior.

Zavier Simpson - Michigan. 6'0" 190 lbs. junior.

Trent Forrest - Florida St. 6'5" 215 lbs. junior.


Tre Jones - Duke. 6'3" 187 lbs. freshman.