Jimmer Fredette - yes, his name is Jimmer - is averaging more than 27 points a game for third-ranked Brigham Young this season, making him the top men's college basketball scorer in the country. This statistic, coupled with BYU's 27-2 record, makes Fredette the favorite to win the Wooden Award, which goes to college basketball's player of the year.
And who doesn't love a guy who seemingly pours balls into the basket night after night, as Fredette does? He scores from inside, outside, at the free-throw line, wherever!
But let's take a moment to celebrate a slightly less sexy stat. It's the assists-to-turnovers ratio, and Wisconsin point guard Jordan Taylor's 4.24 is the best in the country. Fredette's ratio is a pedestrian 1.8.
The number means Taylor dishes to a teammate for a score more than four times for every one turnover. Taylor's ratio is more than a quarter point higher than that of Bucknell's Darryle Shazier, who is second best. And while Taylor is going against future NBA players in the Big Ten, Shazier is compiling his stats against the likes of Colgate, Lafayette and Lehigh.
All Wisconsin point guards are compared to Devin Harris, who left the Badgers after his junior year and was selected fifth in the 2004 NBA draft. His ratio that season was a paltry 2.1. And Taylor also matches Harris' prowess at three-point shooting.
Is Taylor the best Badger point guard of all time? A deep run in the NCAA tournament might seal it for him.