Posted On: 10/7/19 5:13 PM

Taking a charge is often underappreciated. In many cases, the person taking the charge showed all of the skill of having slow feet. However, taking a charge creates a turnover like a steal does and should therefore be appreciated as a defensive tactic. Avoiding a charge, but creating contact often leads to free throws. Here is a list of those willing to give up their bodies in order to create deadball turnover or free throws.

 

Brad McAffee

Brad is the only returning leader in the category of taking a charge. He managed to interfere with the path of ballhanders 23 times last season. This category typically reflects savvy and experience so expect him to improve on these numbers as he is joined in the stat sheet with other maturing players. 

 

Charity Stripe

Creating contact without drawing a charge is the converse skill. Players who do this get to the foul line and produce uncontested shot attempts. Here are the top returning foul shooters by volume. 

 

Jace Whiting

Jace put up 101 free throws last year and converted 78 into points. Getting to the line is

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