Marquis Teague Turning into a True Point?
The Marquis Teague Project is making progress. John Calipari does this every year. He takes a five-star recruit with all the physical tools to be a great point guard, and melds him into someone who can actually run a team. The first few months with Teague were a real struggle, though, and the Wildcats were sometimes winning despite him. It’s clear he’s not John Wall or Brandon Knight, but on Tuesday, Teague finally looked like a guy who might be able to pilot a title team.
He knocked down a few threes, finishing with 12 points, but most importantly, he took the fewest shots (six) of any of the top six players in UK’s rotation, and finished with a season-high 10 assists against five turnovers. That is the ideal version of Teague: A floor general who thinks pass (or lob) first, gets Anthony Davis and Doron Lamb heavily involved in the offense, and scores only like a role player.