Film Room: Wendell Green Jr. and Zep Jasper, Auburn's Two-Headed Monster
One is an extraordinary passer who can hit from anywhere. The other is an unshakable two-way leader. They both excelled in Atlanta.
PG Wendell Green Jr. and PG/SG Zep Jasper (Grayson Belanger/Auburn Athletics)
Heading into Saturday’s neutral-site game in Atlanta, Auburn put a lot of emphasis on the opposing point guard — Nebraska senior Alonzo Verge, a 6-foot-3 playmaker who has one of the highest usage rates and one of the highest assist rates in college basketball.
If former NBA head coach Fred Hoiberg’s Cornhuskers were going to have any shot of hanging with a red-hot Tigers team, they needed a great performance out of their floor general.
Instead, Auburn beat Nebraska by 31 in a game in which it got the better game from not one, but two point guards.
Wendell Green Jr. scored 19 points, hitting four of six attempts from 3-point range, to go along with six rebounds and six assists. The 5-foot-11 sophomore from Detroit put on a show, lobbing alley-oops and draining several triples from well beyond the arc.
Green played 27 minutes against Nebraska, but he wasn’t even Auburn’s starting point guard. That was Zep Jasper,…
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