Do you have a rebound comparison? Would guess DFS rules that stat.
Iím assuming your question was rhetorical, but Iíll respond anyway. Hubman was comparing the scoring ability of Adam Smith to that of DFS (and claiming that he was a better scorer than any Tech freshman). That certainly favors one player over the other because it highlights the strength of one player while minimizing the contributions of the other and it doesnít take team systems or player roles into account.
So yes, DFS had slightly more than twice as many rebounds per game than Adam Smith. He also had infinitely more blocks. None of that is unexpected considering the positions they play and their heights. What is surprising is DFS had slightly more steals and assists per game than Adam Smith. Adam Smith was slightly better at turnovers per game.
So if you had to choose one of those players for your team, who would you pick? Assuming I had some guards and forwards already, I think DFS adds more to the team.
All that said. I admire that Adam Smith wants to be the guy to take the last shot. It takes a lot of self confidence to do that and we certainly need someone like that. However, after looking at the stats Iím very unsure that Adam Smith will really advance the Tech basketball program.
I sincerely hope he proves me wrong. It would be great if in four years, after being named NCAA Championship MVP, he said ďI think Iíve proven what I can do so all you doubters canÖĒ
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