The state of Indiana does not have a team going to the NCAA. The 2 main rivals in the state have similar point guards, who could not lead their teams to the top half of the B1G. The season stats for the PGs follow:
Based on stats, Yogi is clearly the better shooter based on 3P% & FT%. However, Ronnie has a better Assist to Turnover ratio. Neither were great at assists, just average. Neither were great at FG%, I would guess average at best. Regarding defense, Yogi had 0.8 steals v. Ronnie at 0.5 steals. I did not watch IU play, so I do not know if Yogi was a good defender, but I would rate Ronnie at average, at best. My ratings are simply Great, Average, or Awful. So they mostly get Average ratings in each category. The closest to awful ratings are: Ronnie 3P%, FT% and Yogi TO. The closest to a great rating would be Yogi at 3P% & FT%. At the end of the season, neither are great right now, but I am glad to see Ronnie improve this year. Next year, I hope he improves his passing effectiveness. He made some great no look passes. As a point guard, I would rather see him calling plays and directing where people should be. Hopefully more plays are called with screens, so that more open shots can be created for others. Develop a pull up jumper, so that when the lane is blocked you can pull-up and hit a short shot or pass to an open player. And lastly work on the free throws and defensive mindset. With your quickness, you have a great ability to win games with your defense more than your offense. Create more steals. A summer of work can lead to a great Junior year at Purdue.
Now on to Boiling Points for the team:
1) Defense, defense, defense.
2) Defense, defense, defense.
3) Cheer for your teammates, celebrate their successes, smile, work as a TEAM.
4) Play patient, play smart, play hard.
5) Appoint a leader that IS 1-4 above.
6) Win the B1G next year. It is there for the taking!