Mar 27

Jahii Carson by design took a lot of shots this year.

That was the plan going in, and no reason to fix that if it isn’t broken.

His 488 field goal attempts was the most by a Sun Devil since Eddie House jacked up 623 in 1999-2000 (also by design). Jahii’s 488 shots are in the top 30 for field goal attempts in the NCAA this year and are most by a freshman in the nation.

It is already documented how many Sun Devil freshmen records he smashed right here.

But if you dig deeper, you probably will become more impressed.

Using our friends at Statsheet, here are the national leaders in field goals attempted.

When you break it down, only four of the top 30 shot leaders were more efficient from the field from Jahii.

Jahii made .473 of his shots (231-of-488). Only Virginia Tech’s Erick Green (.475), BYU’s Tyler Haws (.479), Creighton’s Doug McDermott (.548) and Nate Wolters of South Dakota State (.485) shot a better percentage from the field than Jahii.

Then toss in these two nuggets…you can probably count the number of easy rebound putbacks on one hand for Jahii (he had 16 offensive rebounds), and he averaged 5.1 assists per game.

Want another solid number?

Jahii ranked 15th in the Pac-12 in field goal percentage with his .473. Take a look at the top 14 and see how many guards are in there: Arsalan Kazemi, Jordan Bachynski, Eric Moreland, Aziz N’Diaye, Jason Washburn, Tony Woods, Xavier Johnson, Devon Collier, Carrick Felix, Joe Burton, David Kravish, Travis Wear, Josh Scott and Andre Roberson.

One more pretty solid statistic is that among the top Pac-12 players in terms of field goals attempted, Jahii’s .473 field goal percentage was tops among the top 11 players.

FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED LEADERS/FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE
Jahii Carson, ASU 488/.473
C.J. Wilcox, UW 480/.419
Brock Motum, WSU 474/.456
Allen Crabbe, CAL 468/.459
Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA 456/.443
Askia Booker, CU 418/.364
Roberto Nelson, OSU 404/.443
Mark Lyons, UA 395/.433
Chasson Randle, STAN 391/.399
Justin Cobbs, CAL 384/.448
Dwight Powell, STAN 383/.467

Here is where Jahii finished on the Sun Devil single season list.

SUN DEVIL POINTS IN A SEASON
1. 736 – Eddie House, 2000
2. 724 – Ike Diogu, 2005
3. 713 – Byron Scott, 1983
4. 704 – James Harden, 2009
5. 666 – Jeremy Veal, 1998
6. 649 – Paul Williams, 1983
7. 647 – Jahii Carson, 2013

FIELD GOALS MADE
1. 283 – Byron Scott, 1983
2. 264 – Paul Williams, 1983
3. 263 – Eddie House, 2000
4. 247 – Mario Bennett, 1995
5. 244 – Jeremy Veal, 1998
5. 244 – Seabern Hill, 1970
7. 239 – Joe Caldwell, 1963
8. 235 – Larry Armstrong, 1961
9. 231 – Jahii Carson, 2013
9. 231 – Joe Caldwell, 1964

FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED
1. 623 – Eddie House, 2000
2. 589 – Seabern Hill, 1970
3. 552 – Byron Scott, 1983
4. 541 – Larry Armstrong, 1961
5. 529 – Jeremy Veal, 1998
6. 521 – Joe Caldwell, 1964
7. 507 – Paul Williams, 1983
8. 495 – Seabern Hill, 1969
9. 488 – Jahii Carson, 2013

FREE THROWS
1. 248 – Ike Diogu, 2005 
2. 243 – Ike Diogu, 2004
3. 204 – James Harden, 2009
4. 180 – Ike Diogu, 2003
5. 173 – Freddie Lewis, 1966
6. 169 – James Harden, 2008
7. 154 – Bobby Lazor, 1999
8. 152 – Jahii Carson, 2013

FREE THROWS MADE
1. 311 – Ike Diogu, 2005 
2. 298 – Ike Diogu, 2004
3. 270 – James Harden, 2009
4. 245 – Ike Diogu, 2003
5. 234 – Mario Bennett, 1995
6. 224 – James Harden, 2008
7. 215 – Tony Cerkvenik, 1961
8. 213 – Paul Stovall, 1972
9. 212 – Freddie Lewis, 1966
10. 207 – Jahii Carson, 2013

ASSISTS
1. 294 – Ahlon Lewis, 1998
2. 233 – Marcell Capers, 1995
3. 200 – Marcell Capers, 1993
4. 185 – Mike Redhair, 1990
5. 177 – Jahii Carson, 2013
5. 177 – Lynn Collins, 1992

MINUTES PER GAME
1. 39.0 – Kevin Kruger, 2006
2. 38.5 – Stevin Smith, 1993-94
3. 38.2 – Fat Lever, 1981-82
4. 38.1 – Freddie Lewis, 1965-66
5. 37.9 – Alex Austin, 1990
6. 37.5 – Jeremy Veal, 1997-98
6. 37.5 – Paul Williams, 1981-82
8. 37.3 – Dwayne Fontana, 1993-94
9. 37.2 – Jahii Carson, 2013
9. 37.2 – Eddie House, 1999-2000
9. 37.2 – Seabern Hill, 1969-70

Recent comments

Blog comments powered by Disqus

Follow us on Twitter

loading...

Ask the Sun Devils