Guards who lead the way

In the past 20 years, 11 point guards have finished either first or second in rookie of the year balloting and finished with a combined player efficiency rating (PER) of at least 16 in their first two seasons. Here is the list and where John Wall ranks:

Player Team Seasons Pts Ast Reb FG% PER
Chris Paul New Orleans 2005-07 16.6 8.3 4.8 43.3 22.0
Steve Francis Houston 1999-01 19.0 6.5 6.1 44.8 20.1
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 1996-98 22.7 6.8 3.9 43.8 19.3
Anfernee Hardaway Orlando 1993-95 18.4 6.9 4.9 49.0 19.0
Stephen Curry Golden State 2009-11 18.0 5.9 4.2 47.0 17.7
Damon Stoudamire Toronto 1995-97 19.6 9.0 4.0 41.2 17.4
Derrick Rose Chicago 2008-10 18.7 6.2 3.8 48.3 17.3
John Wall Washington 2010-12 16.3 8.2 4.6 41.6 16.7
Tyreke Evans Sacramento 2009-11 19.1 5.7 5.1 43.6 16.5
Jason Kidd Dallas 1994-96 14.2 8.7 6.1 38.3 16.5
Stephon Marbury Minnesota 1996-98 16.8 8.2 2.8 41.2 16.3

SOURCE: Basketball Reference. GRAPHIC: Michael Lee - The Washington Post. Published April 30, 2012.