Some fans hate him. Some love him. Its hard to argue with the numbers Greivis has put up over four years, but without Greivis, the Terps may not be where they are today. Over four years, his numbers have improved. Scoring and assist/turnover ratio have improved, but one thing that stands out the most is his ability to change the game when its needed most.
Vasquez’s most recent example of taking over a game comes in a 41 point, 7 rebound and 6 assist double over time win against Virginia Tech on their home court. Another could be the 25 point effort against Virginia in the first half. Theirs no doubt Greivis can score and this year he has added different dimensions to his game. He can score with his back to the basket. He can shoot the 3 much better. He can drive the lane and get to the free throw line. He can get rebounds when their needed.
This year, Vasquez has moved himself into the top spot in the ACC with 2000 points, 700 rebounds and 600 assists. No other player in the ACC has ever done that but him. With a win against Duke at home, on Senior night, Greivis should solidify himself as a POY candidate. Scouts and media members don’t remember games against Virginia or BC. They remember games against top teams like Duke, Villanova or Virginia Tech.