Ignas Brazdeikis is averaging 17 points per game for a top five team in the country — as a freshman.
The 6-foot-7 forward from Canada has been among the most productive players in the college basketball. Not just one of the most productive freshmen. He’s ranked 10th in Ken Pomeroy’s kPOY standings — a metric “designed to identify the most valuable player in the game, free of reputation, future potential” — and has racked up six KenPom game MVP honors in ten career games.
At this point, the rest of the country has caught up on Brazdeikis’ production, but how do we define him as a player? Here’s a deep dive into his offensive game and how it fits so well within Michigan’s offense.