Who Dat?

A little quiz for you.
First, take a look at this table of statistics:

PPG

RPG

APG

TO/G

BPG

Min/G

FG%

Player A

14.4

6.9

3.19

2.50

.611

34.5

.584

Player B

13.0

7.9

3.45

2.42

2.22

35.3

.502


Those two players had pretty damn similar statistics, right? One guy scores about a point and a half less, but makes up for it with an extra rebound. Both apparently pass well, but probably turn the ball over too much. One guy does block a lot more shots, but the other guy makes up for it by being a more efficient shooter. So, all-in-all, they had pretty compatible seasons.
OK, a bit more info. Both players play the same position, are about the same size, have about the same athleticism, play in the same conference, play for teams with similar records and are sophomores.
Here’s where they differ greatly. Player A is beloved by his fans and is considered a rising star. Player B has been roundly criticized and has been largely considered a bust.
Figured it out?
It’s not really that tough to guess that Player B is Josh McRoberts, who just left Duke for the NBA, without causing too many teary Blue Devil eyes. Player A is NC State’s Ben McCauley.
It’s interesting how expectations affect our view of players, isn’t it?

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