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Why I’d Rather Have Jeff B3v3rly Than Trae Young

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A bold new take on our basketball roster.

Western Illinois v Iowa State
The Sultan of Swat
Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images

Jeff Beverly is truly, as Matt Campbell would put it, the “unsung hero” of our men’s basketball team. Beverly has made three prior stops before coming to Ames, whereas Trae Young (in a similar manner to former WRNL writer Aaron Marner has never left Ames) has never left Norman. Anyways, allow me to get into some in-depth analysis.

To start, the tweet that inspired this article.

Trae Young, as of this writing, has never hit exactly 100% from the field whereas Beverly has done it twice this season, against Kansas and West Virginia. Point: Beverly

When Beverly played at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, he shot 45.5% from the field against ISU (including 3/5 on 3s). Trae only shot 33.3% and was 1/8 on 3s. Point: Beverly

Iowa State senior Jeff Beverly fires a shot over Northern Iowa senior Klint Carlson at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017.
Bryon Houlgrave/The Register

Remember back when Beverly had himself a game against UNI? That is also the most recent time he ever fouled out of a game. Young, on the other hand, has never fouled out of a game. :thinking emoji:

To close with one last important stat, Beverly has 44 wins in his college career, and as of this typing, Trae only has 27 wins. One player should be a lottery pick, and the other is Trae Young.

As nice as words are at describing things, I have included two photo arguments below to see who is better at both shooting form and shoe game.


Shooting Form Comparison:

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma at Kansas
This shot attempt is as hard to look at as Mykhailiuk’s last name.
Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Iowa State v Texas Tech
Jeff B3v3rly dials it up from long range, hopefully he doesn’t rack up roaming charges in the desolate location that is Lubbock, Texas.
Photo by John Weast/Getty Images

Winner: Jeff Beverly has a much purer shot stroke than Young, and should be commended for such a pure finish.


Shoe Game Comparison:

NCAA Basketball: Texas at Oklahoma
“Hi my name is Trae, I got a basketball game tomorrow, I’m a point guard, I got shoe game.”
Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
NCAA Basketball: Iowa State at Missouri Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Winner: Trae Young easily beats Beverly’s black kicks.