Sunday, December 30, 2018

Value Add Basketball Year End Player Calculations

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Of the 4,095 college players to take the court this season, Dedric Lawson's ability to improve Kansas an average of 13.29 points per game on offense and defense makes him the most valuable player in the country - and here are the 20 most valuable listed at Look for the CBS 247 story on the top 8 match-up between St. John's Shamorie Ponds and Marquette's Markus Howard, who just scored 62 points in a 29 minute stretch on 13 of 15 three-pointers and 13 of 13 free throws to shoot up the 6th.

RnkPlayerTeamValue Add/GameConfClass3-pts and Games
1Dedric LawsonKansas13.29B123 Jr4 3-pts in 11 Gms
2Zion WilliamsonDuke12.30ACC1 Fr3 3-pts in 12 Gms
3Grant WilliamsTennessee11.69SEC3 Jr6 3-pts in 11 Gms
4Jarrett CulverTexas Tech11.03B122 So19 3-pts in 12 Gms
5Ethan HappWisconsin10.91B104 Sr0 3-pts in 12 Gms
6Markus HowardMarquette10.9BE3 Jr49 3-pts in 13 Gms
7Juwan MorganIndiana10.67B104 Sr13 3-pts in 13 Gms
8Shamorie PondsSt. John's10.27BE3 Jr22 3-pts in 13 Gms
9Tristan ClarkBaylor10.21B122 So1 3-pts in 11 Gms
10Ja MorantMurray St.10.16OVC2 So13 3-pts in 9 Gms
11Ebuka IzunduMiami FL10.13ACC4 Sr1 3-pts in 11 Gms
12Brandon ClarkeGonzaga10.13WCC3 Jr2 3-pts in 14 Gms
13Javon BessSt. Louis9.9A104 Sr25 3-pts in 12 Gms
14Ty JeromeVirginia9.54ACC3 Jr26 3-pts in 11 Gms
15Carsen EdwardsPurdue9.44B103 Jr47 3-pts in 12 Gms
16Matt MorganCornell9.14Ivy4 Sr38 3-pts in 11 Gms
17Ahmad CaverOld Dominion9.09CUSA4 Sr28 3-pts in 13 Gms
18De'Andre HunterVirginia9.02ACC2 So11 3-pts in 11 Gms
19Nickeil Alexander-WalkerVirginia Tech8.99ACC2 So22 3-pts in 11 Gms
20Myles PowellSeton Hall8.97BE3 Jr41 3-pts in 13 Gms

In addition to the CBS Sports 247 site, keep up with this blog for coverage of the Value Add Basketball rankings and Statis-Pro baseball projections all year. You can sort by team, conference or even click for past projections and seasons. Click here for the explanation of the Value Add basketball and how it calculates how much worse a teams average score would be if the player were replaced by a bench player on a mediocre team.

The top 5 defensive players in the country, based on their personal AdjD points by which they lower their teams rating.

Top 5 Defensive Players State Points stopped AdjD
Matisse Thybulle Washington -4.45
Ethan Happ Wisconsin -4.32
Zion Williamson Duke -4.14
Nicolas Claxton Georgia -4.11
Dedric Lawson Kansas -4.04

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