2. Jalen Suggs (Gonzaga) (PG)
In 2021, when you see the words Gonzaga you automatically think of the March Madness champion contenders. Gonzaga is on a tear right now — undefeated this season with a 26-0 record and the No. 1 ranked team in the country. If the 26-0 undefeated record wasn’t enough to get your attention, how about a stat that the last 23 games that Gonzaga has played were all won by double digits. Jalen Suggs has been a massive contributor to Gonzaga’s magical season so far.
Jalen Suggs for his 2020-2021 campaign stands at an average of 14.3 PPG in 24 games played this season. Suggs is also shooting 51.2% from the field, 35.4% from beyond the arc, and an average of 73.9% from the free throw line. His most impressive state by far is his 51.2% shooting percentage from the field. Every time Suggs has taken a shot this year it statistically has had a better chance of going in then not.
The biggest concern from his stats this year is the middle of the pack 73.9 FT%. As we all know, free throws are one of the most important aspects of a basketball game, especially in the NCAA. Clutch free throws at the end of the game is what determines those massive upsets every March.
However, Jalen Suggs stats should not take away from his overall game. This is a man with great vision that is able to make scoring opportunities on the drop of a button while also being a great overall shooter. Suggs showcases a great two way game and is a major reason why he would be perfect for the NBA. Expect to see Jalen Suggs on an NBA team in NBA 2K22.