The landscape of the Big East has changed greatly since the 2013-2014 season. The top shooting guards this upcoming college basketball season are young stars and under the radar veterans, who will make a difference this season. Big East Coast Bias voted on the top shooting guards in the conference, and compiled a list of the best of the best. Here are our results:
5. Devin Brooks (Creighton)
Brooks has improved tremendously throughout his career, playing at a Junior College and Community College prior to coming to Creighton. Last season he played limited minutes but with the senior starters gone he will get a lot more time on the court. Despite his inconsistent play, averaging 6.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game, the senior had exceptional performances against Saint Joseph's and Arizona State, among others.
4. Kellen Dunham (Butler Bulldogs)
Kellen Dunham led Butler in scoring last season, averaging 16.4 points per game. Dunham has been a consistent piece with the Bulldogs through the school’s changes in recent years and tough losses that have happened. The 6’6 guard shot 39% from the field and 36% from the three last year, a sharp shooter, without a doubt. Roosevelt Jones, a junior forward, will play this upcoming season after missing the last, and will lead Butler with Dunham to an improved season in the Big East.
3. Jabril Trawick (Georgetown Hoyas)
The senior has never averaged double digit points per game, but has shown great improvement in the Kenner League, and John Thompson III told Jon Rothstein of CBSSPORTS.com that there will be a "jump" in Trawick as a senior. His numbers also were negatively affected due to an injury he suffered during the season. Trawick ’s leadership will be needed as Georgetown is looking to making it back to March Madness.
2. Isaiah Whitehead (Seton Hall Pirates)
Isaiah Whitehead, a five-star prospect coming out of high school and a top ten point guard, according to 247Sports, had offers from schools like Arizona, Florida and Indiana. The guard will make a significant impact on Seton Hall as he is poised to start for the Pirates. The former highly touted recruit is an excellent scorer, and it might be his freshman year, but Whitehead has proven himself in the past and is ready to do the same with The Hall.
1. Darrun Hilliard (Villanova Wildcats)
Hilliard has consistently played well throughout his career at Nova and this year he will bring his scoring prowess and leadership to the team. James Bell was the leading scorer last season for Villanova, but he has graduated now. Hilliard, who was second on the scoring list, will fill his void and thrive in a bigger role with the Wildcats.
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