“Double” Big Ten Players of the Week?

This is the perfect opportunity for Penn State to sell Claxton and Cornley as Co-Players of the Week in the Big Ten. I’m just hoping that they, and the Big Ten, pick up on the catchy marketing line and do so. Penn State, with their two road wins, has to be one of the talks …

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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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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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