Boyer Finishes Season as Nation's Leader in Assist-to-Turnover Ratio
BUFFALO, NY – The NCAA released the final statistics for the 2009-10 men's basketball season on Wednesday and a University at Buffalo player sat atop one of the categories.John Boyer finished the season as the nation's leader in assist-to-turnover ratio. Boyer had 159 assists to only 43 turnovers for a 3.70 ratio.
Boyer was one of only three players to have an assist-to-turnover ratio over three. He held a healthy lead over second place Maurice Acker of Marquette (3.10). Boyer finished the season strong by having 48 assists to only four turnovers over the final nine games of the season.
The senior point guard finished the season with 159 assists - the fifth best single season total in school history and the most assists by a UB player since the Bulls' joined the Mid-American Conference in 1998.
Boyer became the first Buffalo player to lead the nation in a statistical category since Sam Pellom led the country in rebounding in 1976 (16.2).