Sheldon = Okafor?

Ken Pomeroy has an interesting (as usual) post up comparing Sheldon Williams’ numbers this year to Emeka Okafor’s last year. Surprisingly, Williams is pretty comparable. Actually, it’s not that surprising to folks who know the ACC. Williams is good and is having a good year so far.
A key difference to me is that Okafor was the clear leader of his team and a critical part of their offense, maybe the second choice behind Gordan. Williams’ points mainly come when Duke can’t get a good look for Redick or Ewing. Also, good as he is defensively, he’s not at Okafor’s level. Few players ever have been.
Still, Sheldon’s good and as Pomeroy says, he should be considered as possibly the best all-around player in the ACC.

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