NBA Counterparts for College Basketball’s Top Point Guards

August 24th, 2016 by Brian Pedersen Leave a reply »
Diehard fans try not to look at it this way, but it's hard to deny that college basketball is viewed by many—particularly those in the NBA—as an unofficial minor league for the pros. And because of this, any time a college player starts to stand out at that level, he's immediately compared to those in the NBA.

This begins long before many notable players even get to college, as Bleacher Report recently listed pro comparisons for the top high school prospects in the 2017 recruiting class. It's a natural reaction to compare and contrast, even if there's no perfect match for the dimensions, skills and drive of the prospect.

With the 2016-17 college basketball season still more than two months away, we've got plenty of time to break down the best players in the game, many of whom will eventually end up in the NBA or some other pro league. This week, we're breaking down the best college point guards, with a look at how their games equate to those of current or former pro point guards.

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