Sports Illustrated projects Savage will be top-100 scorer

Kethan Savage goes up for a dunk against VCU in a game last season. Hatchet File Photo.
Kethan Savage goes up for a dunk against VCU in a game last season. Hatchet File Photo.

Sports Illustrated has projected that men’s basketball guard Kethan Savage will be a top-100 scorer this upcoming season.

The prediction, which was released last week, has Savage ranked No. 72 with an anticipated scoring average of 14.2 points per game. He is predicted to account for 25 percent of GW possessions and have an overall offensive rating of 107.

Sports Illustrated used a statistical model to forecast points, rebounds and assists per game for all players in the top 11 conferences in NCAA Division I basketball by simulating the season 10,000 times.

Savage will return this season after rehabbing a fractured fifth metatarsal in his left foot, which took him out for eight weeks of last season and made him a non-factor in the Atlantic 10 Championship and NCAA Tournament. Savage was averaging 13.4 points per game on 52 percent shooting when he was injured last January.

The Hatchet has disabled comments on our website. Learn more.