Heading into the 2012-13 season, Steven Pledger was expected to play a vital role in the rejuvenation of the Oklahoma Sooners basketball program. So far he has delivered, just not in the ostentatious manner that he anticipated to.
To give an idea of just how good Pledger was supposed to be this season, he was the leading returning scorer in the Big 12 conference, averaging 16.2 points per contest the previous year. His name was being thrown around as a potential member of the All-Big 12 team. The senior was poised for a career season in his last year as a Sooner, as a team leader.
Unfortunately for Pledger, it didn’t all work out that way.
The sharpshooting guard has seen a decrease in production this season, dropping to just 11.6 PPG and seeing a 5.1% decrease in his three point field goal percentage from last season. He has shown glimpses of the star potential many thought he possessed this season, but we have yet to see the Pledger we became accustomed to over the years. The...