Midseason Player Plus Minus Report

This is my first report using the new Player Plus Minus System. The results seem to be more consistent with most people’s opinions of the play of the players involved, so I think this passes the sniff test. [table=17] Cornley now moves to the top of the plus/minus list with 10 positive games and only …

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PSU Individual Tempo Free Numbers

Click on the chart to analyze the details. The individual leaders are: Percent Minutes – Geary Claxton 76.1% Offensive Rating – Brandon Hassell 120 Percent Possessions – Geary Claxton 30.8% Percent Shots – Geary Claxton 30.3% Effective FG% – Danny Morrissey 61.3% Offensive RB% – Brandon Hassell 18.9% Defensive RB% – Geary Claxton 20.8% Free …

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Does the All Around ranking system favor front court players?

Reaching into the figurative reader mailbag, PSU76 over at PennStateHoops.com raises this question: Are assists included anywhere? It seems the ratings will unfairly have a bias towards forwards/centers since they are less prone to turnovers and have more opportunities for rebounds than guards. They are included in the scoring section. An assist is equivalent to …

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And the real Best All Around Player in the Big Ten is…

Raymar Morgan. Say WHAT? Using my modified Dean Oliver Four Factors methodology (for details on the method see the preceding article in this series, i.e. the Pete Maravich effect), I concluded exactly that. First, lets check out the laundry list of candidates. The criteria to get on the watch list was to be among the …

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The Pete Maravich effect…

There’s no doubt that Pete Maravich was an incredible ball player. The numbers that he put up were unheard of for a guard – plus he did it without the benefit of the three point shot. However, as good as he was, I don’t think anyone would ever call him the greatest ball player ever. …

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Who are the top ten players in the Big Ten?

My “How does Geary Claxton rank” post offered up a simplistic measure for determining the best players in the B10. There are other measures that are typically used. Here are three:The NBA Efficiency ModelThe NBA uses a very simplistic model for player evaluation. They simply give a player one point for each positive result (point, …

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How does Geary Claxton stack up against the rest of the league?

The answer is quite well. Now the rest of this post will be devoted to quantifying that answer. First the traditional measures. In the hoops world the standards of measurement have always been one, scoring, and two, rebounding. Claxton is one of just three Big Ten players (Raymor Morgan and DJ White being the others) …

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