UofL vs UK position battles: Point Guards

Louisville Kentucky

All this week we will be breaking down the match-ups at each position for the Louisville vs Kentucky basketball game for this Saturday December 28. Today we begin with the point guard position.



Chris Jones

Season Avg:

Points: 13.5

Assist: 2.7

Rebounds: 2.6

Steals: 2.1

Turnover: 1.3

Russ Smith

Russ Smith

Season Avg:

Points: 16.8

Assist: 5.0

Rebounds: 3.2

Steals: 1.7

Turnover: 2.4



Andrew Harrison

Season Avg:

Points: 10.6

Assist: 3.5

Rebounds: 2.3

Steals: 0.3

Turnover: 2.4


Jared Polson

Season Avg:

Points: 0.4

Assist: 0.4

Rebounds: 0.0

Steals: 0.0

Turnover: 0.1


Dominique Hawkins

Season Avg:

Points: 1.5

Assist: 0.8

Rebounds: 1.1

Steals: 0.3

Turnover: 0.4

My Outlook

The Cards will have the heavy advantage at the PG spot come Saturday. Chris Jones and Russ Smith are about as poised as it gets when it comes to Point Guards and Harrison is well…….whatever is the opposite of poise. Jones and Harrison are the expected starters in this game and have a combined 43 turnovers on the season with 29 of those going to Harrison.

The one thing the Cats will have in their favor at this position is height but I’m not sure that will be enough to counter the Cards relentless pressure. My prediction is many turnovers and a very long day for the Cats at the PG spot.

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