When arguing a point -- the best this, the greatest that -- no doubt you've used the persuasive power of numbers to bolster your argument. Opinions fall into three categories: lies, damned lies and statistics. Here are the nation's best, presented without editorial comment, from a statistics standpoint:

POINTS PER GAME RK PLAYER SCHOOL PPG
1 Jack Taylor Grinnell 36.3
2 Brandon Givens N.C. Wesleyan 28.3
3 Christian Jackson Frostburg St. 27.3
4 Phil Hogan Anderson (Ind.) 26.9
5 Colton Hunt Randolph 26.4
6 Ryan Sheehan Nichols 25.1
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ASSISTS PER GAME RK PLAYER SCHOOL APG
1 Jerald Williams Lycoming 11.8
2 Jason Rosenberg Rowan 7.9
3 Bryan Hurley Bowdoin 7.7
4 Andy Winters Ohio Wesleyan 7.6
5 Sean Rossi Ithaca 7.1
6 Isaiah Boxell Ozarks 6.9
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STEALS PER GAME RK PLAYER SCHOOL SPG
1 Xavier Parham Lynchburg 4.00
2 Rhamel Williams Morrisville St. 3.92
3 Nick Wilcox Bethany (W.Va.) 3.73
4 Jerald Williams Lycoming 3.67
5 Michael Lofton Bridgewater St. 3.36
6 Andre French Elms 3.31
Complete list

Related:
Complete NCAA DIII men's basketball statistics