I hesitated to do this because I don't really want to examine things this early on and try to guess what will happen in 2-3 months, but I went ahead and averaged the individual statistics for the three games in the Bahamas.
These are raw numbers taken from the BTC Summer of Thunder 2016 website that were then converted into an Excel spreadsheet. Any incorrect numbers can be blamed on that, and not me (well maybe some fat fingering on the data entry).
Important things to remember---these were abnormal lineups playing with bad refs, probably worse teams (even though the refs were absolutely horrendous), and in a weird gym, hundreds of miles from the closest ACC gym. There was also a 24 second shot clock, which inflates turnover numbers each way, as well as more fouls because of aforementioned poor refs.
That being said, here are the results:
|PPG||RPG||APG||TPG||FPG||FG%||3Pt %||FT %|
|Samuel Japhet Mathias||4.3||4.3||0||2||3.3||60%||0%||25%|
|Average||87.6 PPG||38.6 RPG||20 APG||18.6 TPG||25.3 FPG||57.70%||36.50%||61.50%|
If I had to guess, this is probably a lot like how our scoring will look at year's end. I'm guessing that Collins may get into the second leading scorer category if he can stay out of foul trouble. I also think that we will get more productivity from Chill and Wilbekin, especially since Wilbekin went 1/10 from behind the arc in the three games.
Obvious things that stick out: turnovers. Averaging a turnover every 2.15 minutes is not a good way to win basketball games. Some of that is inflated due to the shot clock and "scrimmage" mentality, but still, not good.
The other things---FREE THROWS. I don't really want to blame poor sightlines because that's not a good excuse at all, so I won't. Those need to be worked on, and 61.5% would have ranked 345th in the nation last year. Get it together.
On the brighter side, the 58.8% assist to field goals made would have ranked 42nd in the country, and 4% higher than the team last year. That's good, keep it up.
I would like to see some tempo-based/usage stats for this, but that's too much work for a Friday, so the raw numbers will have to do. If anything sticks out then point it out and we can discuss and/or I will fix anything incorrect.