See the methodology for Vander Blue on how these projections were reached.
Davante Gardner 2012-2013 (2011-2012)
Minutes per game: 27.3 (19.1)
Points per game: 14.67 (9.5)
Field Goal Percentage: 50.8% (56.1%)
Three Point Percentage: 22% (0%)
Free Throw Percentage: 73.1% (75.5%)
Rebounds per game: 6.9 (5.3)
Assists per game: 1.3 (0.7)
Blocks per game: 0.6 (0.2)
Steals per game: 0.8 (0.8)
Turnovers per game: 2.09 (1.2)
Confidence Level: 60%. I added this because there are certain players who have more data than others. Vander's would be approximately 80%.
If one would take Davante's points from this season and bumped it to 27 minutes, he would average 13.58 points. So a minor increase in points would be noted, if Davante is able to play more minutes. The ability to play more minutes is the key to his season, in my opinion. The offensive efficiency would go down by playing more minutes, but it would go down to DJO levels, rather than close to Jae's. Does Buzz continue to use Davante as an offensive "microwave" and maximize his efficiency? Or does Davante become a more focal point in the offense (with less offensive efficiency) with the two best offensive options graduating?
Closest Offensive Near Past Marquette Player
2011-2012 DJO- 18.3 points in 32.9 minutes
Big East Closest Offensive Player
Looking at Ken Pomeroy's Ortg and % Possessions, it's actually Maalik Wayns- 17.6 points in 33.6 minutes
Look for an increase in possessions used and a minor decrease in offensive efficiency overall.