With Chris Chiozza breaking the school record for assists in UF’s regular season finale against Kentucky, debates have arisen about the best point guards in Florida history.
Certainly Chiozza, at 551 career assists and counting, belongs in the conversation. Here’s a statistical measure that takes into account Florida point guards in terms of assists per minute, in relation to team field goal percentage:
1. Jason Williams, 1 assist every 4.7 minutes, 1998, team shot .443
2. Nick Calathes, 1 assist every 5.2 minutes, 2007-09, teams shot .482
3. Ronnie Montgomery, 1 assist every 5.5 minutes, 1985-088, teams shot .478
4. Chris Chiozza, 1 assist every 6.1 minutes, 2014-18, teams shot .435
5. Kasey Hill, 1 assist every 6.7 minutes, 2014-17, teams shot .445
6. Eddie Shannon, 1 assist every 7.4 minutes, 1996-99, teams shot .448
7. Greg Williams, 1 assists every 7.4 minutes, 1994-97, teams shot .446
8. Richard Glasper, 1 assist every 7.7 minutes, 1977-78, teams shot .501
9. Erving Walker, 1 assist every 7.9 minutes, 2009-12, teams shot .462
10. Taurean Green, 1 assist every 7.9 minutes, 2005-07, teams shot .502
11. Scottie Wilbekin, 1 assist every 8.2 minutes, 2010-14, teams shot .466
While the measure takes into account the primary job of a point guard, assists, there are a few missing subjective variables, including scoring, defense and leadership. Wilbekin, for example, was an SEC defensive player of the year, while Hill and Chiozza are All-SEC defenders. Green’s shooting ability and leadership in guiding Florida to back to back national championships can’t be discounted. Plus, Calathes and Chiozza were somewhat hamstrung by players that couldn’t finish consistently inside. How many times this season has Chiozza put a post player in position for a basket only for a dunk to be missed or a layup to rim out?
All and all, though, it’s an interesting list. Feel free to discuss: