Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Early-season numbers

Here's how the 49ers rank in several Atlantic 10 categories after their first two games (Shamari Spears, An'Juan Wilderness and Phil Jones, who were each suspended for one game, aren't included since they haven't played in 75% of Charlotte's games).

-- Point guard Jamar Briscoe is sixth in the league in scoring (22.5 ppg), third in steals (3.5 ,per game) and tied for first in minute played (39.0). Shooting guard Derrio Green is sixth in minutes (37.5).

-- The 49ers are third in the league in scoring offense (80.0), but 12th in scoring defense (79.5).

-- Charlotte ranks high in free-throw percentage (69.9, fourth in the league), rebounding offense (41.0) and  steals (9.0, tied for third).

-- The 49ers are near the bottom in field goal percentage (39.2, 11th), field goal defense (44.9, 10th), rebounding defense (39.0), turnover margin (0, tie 11th) and assist/turnover ratio (.7, 13th).

Not a lot of conclusions to draw from yet, especially since Charlotte hasn't fielded its entire team in any one game: But the 49ers need to take better care of the ball, although Briscoe and Green have been active themselves in swiping it. And don't expect to see Briscoe and Green's minutes go down appreciably.