That's all true, but Lillard, Durant, and Beasley never shot lower than 43% in college. Durant and Beasley only played freshman years. Smart is at 40%. FG% tends to go down from college to the NBA.
This has nothing to do with his accolades. He was the best player in a conference that sent 4 teams to the Dance. He was voted the best freshman in the country, better than McClemore, Bennett, Muhammed etc.
Even Rivers destroyed Smart's FG%, and that's clearly a weakness for him at the next level.
Great. a 43% shooter destroys a 40% shooter. Smart averages the same amount of points, more steals, blocks, rebounds, assists, and a better FT % than Rivers did. Since you want to compare players and all...
Smart is impressive physically at the college level...not so much for the NBA, imo.
He has low assists
Right. 4 APG. The same amount guys like Westbrook, Irving, Rondo, Rose, Holliday averaged in college. I didn't think I would have to explain to you that it's a different game in college compared to the NBA.
while this is just one game, it is THE game for his college career, and I would have liked to see more...especially from a guy that has been touted as the ultra competitor.
I guess you think Anthony Bennett and Trey Burke will be busts too considering their shitty performances tonight.
If the Pelicans want perimeter D, give me Oladipo all day over Smart.
Ah yes, you wouldn't complain if we got the next Desmond Mason