Time to update a few stats we were watching.Nigel Hayes FT rate- Since I last checked when Nigel was at 91-FGA, and 85-FTA, he has gotten better FGA-117 FTA-121. My guess is he will finish the season #1 in the country for players with similar minutes/attempts.
Dekker leading in points and rebounds- close. Dekker is still leading in scoring but not by much. 335 points for Dekker, 331 for Brust, 313 for Kaminsky. Dekker has now fallen behind Kaminsky for rebounds- 150 for Dekker, 151 for Kaminsky. This one will go down to the wire. Dekker is also 2 back in steals with 20, 22 for Brust and Hayes.
Hayes leading the team in steals is especially impressive in limited minutes and since he is a post defender. I meant to do a post about this a while back but haven't got around to it. I saw a podcast about the NBA draft that said there is a weird and largely unexplained correlation between college post players having high steals percentages and having NBA success. The best they could come up with was that post players with high steals rates are more aware, high basketball IQ guys and that's why they are more successful.