- Nov 12, 2019
The last 2 seasons have been somewhat underwhelming for Wildcat fans. After making the Big Dance in 2018, Davidson had squads in 2019 and 2020 that were talented enough to go to the NCAA Tournament. Needless to say, slow starts in non-conference play and some untimely injuries kept them out of at-large contention. Looking back on that 2018 Davidson team that played some of the hottest basketball in the country down the stretch (the Wildcats went from 114th in Kenpom to 43rd), there seems to be one key piece that’s been missing since: a reliable stretch 4.
Having said that, “reliable stretch 4” really doesn’t do Peyton Aldridge justice. The 2018 Atlantic 10 Player of the Year shot nearly 40% from deep in league play his senior year, and he played the 2nd most minutes in the entire conference. A workhorse who does everything as efficiently as Aldridge did only comes around once or twice a decade. But looking at advanced stats, you can see just how impactful Aldridge was...