Thursday, February 7, 2013

KCP on a Tear

Just looked at the stats for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope over the last five games.

KCP shot 63 percent (!) from the field, 55 percent from behind the arc, and 80 percent from the line.  He averaged 20.1 points per game.

He also snagged 7 bds an outing and got 1 steal per game over the same period.

Georgia has gone 4 and 1 during this stretch and KCP is obviously the reason.  Pretty amazing performance.

Meanwhile, Kentavious continues to rise up the charts in just about every SEC statistical category for the 2012/2013 season.

Category                            Average                    Rank

Scoring                              17.8                            2nd
3-ptrs made                         2.5                            2nd
3-pt pct                              38.4                           4th
Steals                                   2.2                           2nd
Free Throw pct                  78.7                           4th
Field goal pct                     46.5                           4th
Defensive rebounds             5.4                            3rd
Minutes played                   33.4                           3rd

If KCP's recent performance were stretched out over the entire season, he would be #1 in scoring, #1 in field goal percentage, #1 in three-point percentage, #1 in three-pointers made, and #4 in free throw percentage.  Of course he can't go back and re-play the earlier games, and at some point he'll likely hit a wall if he keeps playing just about every minute of every game.  However, if he avoids injury and somehow keeps going the way he is, he could arguably have the best SEC season ever for a UGA hoops player, and maybe for the entire league.