Cruising through (read: stalking) twitter last night, I stumbled on this conversation between modern Buff phenoms Spencer Dinwiddie and Alec Burks:
@AlecBurks10: Everybody meet my son RT @SDinwiddie_25: I'm so close..
@SDimwiddie_25: I see u feel the need to comment on a real bucket getter's tweet..
Alec: @SDinwiddie_25 here u go talkin bout buckets u don't be gettin tho
Spencer: check the stats lil homie..
Alec: they wasn't like my stats my freshman year
Spencer: they were close enough, but I won a championship and went to the tournament..
Alec: man they wasn't close at all tho
Spencer: 16pts 4reb 1ast 2to vs 11pts 4reb 2ast 1to...pretty comparable son
Alec: u kno they aint u jus talkin and I average 17 son
Spencer: how am I just talkin? Lol I know what they are I've been shown them a million times -_-
Alec: lol then u kno I average 17 then
For the record, as freshmen:
Alec Burks: 17.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.9 turnovers, .538/.772/.352
Spencer Dinwiddie: 10.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals, 1.4 turnovers, .402/.816/.438
Yes, Alec did indeed average 17. As I touched on back in January, Burks' freshmen numbers are ridiculous, and should stand alone from a purely statistical standpoint for some time.
However, Spencer's point that his numbers contributed to a title run and a Tourney ticket can't be overlooked. I would say that Spencer benefited from a stronger supporting cast and a weaker slate of in-conference competition, but title is title.
I'll call it a draw.