Larry Drew II one of 10 sophomores Seth Davis thinks is poised for breakout
Tar Heels aren’t the only ones saying good things about Larry Drew II. Here’s what Seth Davis said today on SI.com:
Larry Drew, 6-1 point guard, North Carolina
Fr: 9.6 mpg, 1.4 ppg, 1.9 apg, 23.1 3-pt FG%
Soph: 24.2 mpg, 7.0 ppg, 6.2 apg, 42.9 3-pt FG%
Skinny: This is a classic case of preparation meeting opportunity. With Ty Lawson running the point last year, no backup, especially a freshman, was going to get a lot of minutes. Even when Drew was in the games, he looked shaky, but it was hard to tell whether that was because he couldn’t get into a rhythm or he wasn’t that good. Now it looks like it was the former. Drew has proved he can run North Carolina’s offense with efficiency and effectiveness, which is not easy to do with so many newcomers running alongside him. His assist-to-turnover ratio is nearly 2-to-1, and his improved field goal percentage reflects his confidence knowing the starting job is his.
And this was written before his 10 assist, 1 turnover and clutch 3s performance last night. Yeah, he’s going to be good.