Ryan Thomson breaks down Shake Milton's strong two-game stretch vs UConn and Houston.
Milton is in the midst of a highly inconsistent sophomore season that has seen his production fluctuate wildly from game to game, even regardless of the level of competition of the opponents he's faced.
He's having a strong January, though, scoring 69 points in his last 3 games on 24/44 shooting, with 16 rebounds, 15 assists and 4 steals alongside just 2 turnovers against the likes of Uconn, Houston and UCF.
On the season, Milton is shooting 41% from beyond the 3-point line on 5.4 attempts per game and 84% from the 3-point line, but is also converting just 43% of his 2-point attempts. He's been very efficient, but has struggled to step into more of a go-to role as a sophomore, which NBA scouts likely want to see him do at the college level before he's ready to make the jump.
SMU has rebounded from a slow start and has won 14 of their last 15 games, and are now 8-1 in the AAC with a narrow road loss to top-shelf Cincinnati being their lone blemish. They have broken the KenPom Top-25 and should earn a solid NCAA Tournament seeding.
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