Today the #1 ranked Kansas Jayhawks pounded (out) LaSalle, 90-65. The Jayhawks shot over 50% from the field and played their customary great defense, limiting LaSalle to just 36% shooting. They also allowed them to shoot just 35.7% from two, which is under their national best season average of 36.1% But the real story was the play of Freshman Xavier Henry, aka the best Freshman in the country but no one would know it because John Wall is busy getting verbal blowjobs from everyone.
Henry was 6-10 (60%) from two and 4-5 (80%) from three. He also was 7-9 (77.7%) from the line.
Xavier takes a lot of shots when he’s in the game, but that’s good for the Jayhawks as he’s second on the team (amongst people who get regular minutes) in eFG with a 65.4% mark. He’s also asserted himself well on the defensive glass (11.5%). He is better than Wall in eFG, defensive rebounding percentage and much better in turnover percentage.
Wall may be the more exciting and more athletic player, but Henry is the much more efficient one.