Sunday, December 26, 2021

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

 For Immediate Release

John Pudner, 404.606.3163,

Big East 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.”

“Villanova’s Collin Gillespie is the 10th best player in the country and leads a list of an impressive 10 Big East players in the top 100 in the country. This may explain why even though the Big 12 and Big East are the top two ranked teams at, in the early season challenges the Big East split 5-5 with the Big 12 and for the first time beat the Big Ten to establish how strong the conference is this year.

“The Big East is an experienced lead with two of the best defender in the country with defending co-Big East Defender of the Year Posh Alexander of St. John’s ranking as both the second best defender and second best player in the conference. The top defender in the conference is Marquette’s Darryl Morsell, who was the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year with Maryland last year.”

“The only sure fire NBA player in the conference is Georgetown’s freshman Aminu Mohammed, though seven other players have at least a 40 percent of making the NBA, Marquette’s Justin Lewis may join them after torching UConn double teams with Morsell out to increase his chances of making the NBA to 21%.”

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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RankBETeamValue AddClassHtAdjDNBA
1Collin GillespieVillanova9.06Sr6'3"-1.745%
2Posh AlexanderSt. John's7.89So6'0-4.224%
3Javon Freeman-LibertyDePaul7.47Sr6'4"-2.921%
4Ryan KalkbrennerCreighton7.22So7'1"-1.781%
5RJ ColeConnecticut6.89Sr6'1"-1.491%
6Jack NungeXavier6.88Jr7'0-2.551%
7Justin MooreVillanova6.71Jr6'4"-2.0448%
8Colby JonesXavier6.65So6'6"-2.391%
9Darryl MorsellMarquette6.59Sr6'5"-4.544%
10Ryan HawkinsCreighton6.47Sr6'7"-1.591%
11Julian ChampagnieSt. John's6.25Jr6'8"-2.346%
12Jared RhodenSeton Hall6.02Sr6'6"-2.4945%
13Isaiah WhaleyConnecticut5.63Sr6'9"-4.61%
14David JonesDePaul5.59So6'6"-2.681%
15Nate JohnsonXavier5.52Sr6'4"-0.711%
NBAAndre JacksonConnecticut4.62So6'6"-3.4543%
NBAJustin LewisMarquette4.86Fr6'7"-2.3821%
NBAJermaine SamuelsVillanova4.52Sr6'7"-2.0420%
NBAPaul ScruggsXavier2.66Sr6'5"-1.9529%
NBAAminu MohammedGeorgetown3.61Fr6'5"-1.8881%
NBAAdama SanogoConnecticut2.45So6'9"-1.2542%
NBAJordan HawkinsConnecticut1.28Fr6'5"-0.5742%

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