Do I dare call LSU freshman Ben Simmons—a preseason first-team All-American, possible No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft, and subject of an ESPN-and-SEC-Network November hype bomb—a poor man's Denzel Valentine? I won't go that far ... yet. But in the battle of Stars Who Could Be Classified As Point Forwards, Valentine has taken the early lead. I did a playing-time-adjusted* breakdown of the percentage of team points Valentine and Simmons have been responsible for thus far, and it shows the absurd workload Valentine has handled for the Spartans:

*An estimate of how many points were scored while each player was on the floor, based on minutes played.

Next up: 11/20 vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff, 11/23 vs. Eastern Michigan

 

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