Sunday, December 26, 2021

Big 12 Conference Top 15 Men’s Basketball Players To Date

 For Immediate Release

John Pudner, 404.606.3163,

Big 12 Conference Top 15 Men’s Basketball Players To Date

“Value Add Basketball is happy to provide the early list of the conference’s top 15 men’s  basketball players based on proven analytics used by NBA teams for draft prep,as well as writers at Sports Illustrated, ESPN, NBC Sports, Fox Sports,” said John Pudner, the inventor of the system.”

“Kansas boasts the top two players in the top conference in their battle to dethrone defending national champion Baylor. Christian Braun and Ochai Agbaji rank as the 9th and 11th most valuable players in the country, of more than 4,000 players. The battle will be as tough as always in the conference that has ranked 1st at seven of the last nine seasons, while finishing 2nd the other two years.”

“West Virginia’s Taz Sherman ranked 3rd, and after the top 15 we note that his teammate Gabe Osabuohien is the top defender in the conference, while Oklahoma added defense with All-ACC Defensive Team selection Jordan Goldwire. Fourth ranked Kendall Brown of Baylor is also the top NBA prospect (84%) of 11 Big 12 players with at least a 24% chance to make the NBA.”

You can click on this google doc with information on all 4,000+ players prior to it being posted on You can also click here for the top 100 players in the country.

Information includes each player’s chance of making the NBA, his Value Add Rating for how many points he impacts a typical game (roughly 10 points is All-American level). The key to the table is: Rank = the player's conference ranking, Value Add = how many points he improves his team over a replacement player, Class = if he is in his 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th and final year of eligibility, Ht = his height, AdjD = how many points he takes away from opponents, and NBA = his percent chance of making the NBA.

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RankB12TeamValue AddClassHtAdjDNBA
1Christian BraunKansas9.12Jr6'6"-344%
2Ochai AgbajiKansas8.97Sr6'5"-0.7777%
3Taz ShermanWest Virginia7.88Sr6'4"-29%
4Kendall BrownBaylor7.21Fr6'8"-1.4584%
5Izaiah BrockingtonIowa St.6.71Sr6'4"-3.431%
6Timmy AllenTexas6.02Sr6'6"-2.195%
7Jordan GoldwireOklahoma6.01Sr6'3"-3.31%
8Jonathan Tchamwa TchatchouaBaylor5.94Jr6'8"-2.431%
9Sean McNeilWest Virginia5.84Sr6'3"-0.261%
10LJ CryerBaylor5.7So6'1"-0.765%
11Jalen HillOklahoma5.64Jr6'6"-2.261%
12Markquis NowellKansas St.5.58Jr5'8"-2.61%
13Tanner GrovesOklahoma5.57Sr6'10"-1.591%
14Tre MitchellTexas5.56Jr6'9"-2.371%
15Nijel PackKansas St.5.54So6'0-0.861%
DefGabe OsabuohienWest Virginia2.69Sr6'7"-3.45%
NBAMatthew MayerBaylor4.45Sr6'9"-3.1555%
NBAJeremy SochanBaylor4.34Fr6'9"-2.7841%
NBATyrese HunterIowa St.2.15Fr6'0-2.5727%
NBAJames AkinjoBaylor4.81Sr6'1"-2.2124%
NBAMoussa CisseOklahoma St.1.82So6'10"-1.7830%
NBAJalen WilsonKansas1.21So6'8"-1.1932%
NBATerrence ShannonTexas Tech2.94Jr6'6"-0.8267%
NBABryce ThompsonOklahoma St.0.96So6'5"0.0842%

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