Tis the season for the Draymond Green hype machine. From discussions about B1G Player of the Year to First-Team All-American to National Player of the Year, DayDay is getting all kinds of (seriously well-deserved) publicity. With that in mind, and in the interest of adding something to the discussion about his merits for all of those accolades, I offer this:
With 10 more rebounds, Green will have recorded over 1,000 points (currently at 1,349), 1,000 rebounds (currently 990), and 100 blocked shots (currently 107) in his career.
How rare is the 1,000/1,000/100 Club? By my calculation based on reviewing other schools' media guides, he would become only the 5th member in B1G history. The others:
- Joe Barry Carroll (Purdue): 2,175/1,148/349
- Herb Williams (OSU): 2,011/1,111/328
- Alan Henderson (IU): 1,979/1,091/213
- James Augustine (Ill): 1,383/1,023/139
That's it. 4 guys as of today (yes, I was as surprised as you are about Augustine). And while I haven't done the research (yet), I have a feeling the 1,000 point, 1,000 rebound, 400 assist, 100 block, 100 steal club is even smaller.
(A couple notes. I didn't count Nebraska, as this is their first year in the league and any career records before this happened in the Big 12. The conference agrees with me, and does not include Nebraska players' records in the official media guide. So, sorry Venson Hamilton and Aleks Maric. And finally, this is really a measure of the last 35ish years, as it looks like "Blocks" as a stat didn't come into being until the '70s. So, sorry guys who played a long time ago.)
In conclusion: more proof that DayDay is awesome. Like you didn't already know that.