Morning links: George Hill, Damian Lillard ranked among top point guards; Eric Mika ranked a top 25 mid-major player

Posted: January 12, 2017 in basketball, BYU, BYU basketball, BYU Cougars, sports, Uncategorized, utah jazz

Adam Fromal of Bleacher Report ranked the top 30 point guards in the NBA at the halfway point of the season, and two Jazz point guards were mentioned.

George Hill came in at No. 12 in the rankings, thanks to some impressive advanced metrics.

After talking about Hill’s injury problems, Fromal wrote, “Hill has been fantastic ever since an offseason deal pushed him from the Indiana Pacers to the Utah Jazz. He’s playing with the confidence that can come from assuming a bigger role, and his hot shooting and knack for doing the little things have pushed the Jazz to new levels.”

Former Weber State lead guard, Damian Lillard also made the list as he landed at the No. 9 spot.

After covering Lillard’s defensive struggles, Fromal wrote, “But some players are so gifted offensively, they could keep their jobs if they literally sat down on the less glamorous end. Lillard qualifies as such.”

Fromal then looked at Lillard’s abilities on the offensive end of the floor, writing, “Few are better at knocking down jumpers off the bounce, and Lillard doesn’t solely rely on his perimeter prowess either. He’s also dominant attacking the basket and keeps his eyes open at all times so he can search for his teammates.”

Jazz backup Raul Neto was an honorable mention.

Continue reading at DeseretNews.com.

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