2018 stats – games played (11), Average (51), minutes per game (79), PPM (0.65)
2017 stats – games played (4), Average (64), minutes per game (79), PPM (0.78)
Jahrome Hughes is one of the more exciting prospects in the NRL today and has the talent to be a more than just handy replacement for Billy Slater at fullback.
Thankfully, he’s also a proven SuperCoach performer.
He’s produced past season averages of 51, 64 and 77, but has been largely an injury / representative schedule fill-in player over that time.
Up until now.
Fullback is his position to own at the Storm for years to come if he can perform and with close to 50% of his points coming from base at an average BPPG of 24.5, he is right up there with the elite fullback’s from a base point statistical output perspective.
An improvement on his 51 PPG average from 2018 will need to come from his attacking statistical output with just two tries and line-breaks produced last year. This hopefully can materialise through a permanent shift to fullback. He averaged 51 PPG in five games played at fullback last year compared to 47 PPG in six games at halfback, but it’s important to note that he smashed out a 120 point score at fullback in round 17 that skews these averages.
An improvement in these areas of his game is surely not out of the realms of possibility, particularly given that he is destined to be one of the focal points in attack for another strong Storm side.
He has loads of talent, can he fulfil the potential? Hughes is a big player to watch for me in 2019, what about you?