Sunday, December 26, 2021

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

 For Immediate Release

John Pudner, 404.606.3163,

Big Ten 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.”

“Seven of 14 Big Ten teams feature a player with more than a 70 percent chance of making the NBA, and that does not even include Ohio State and the top player in the league - EJ Liddell. Liddell leads three Big Ten players in the top seven players, placing 4th, while Iowa’s Keegan Murray ranks 5th and Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis ranks 7th.”

“The All-Big Ten team would be completed by Purdue’s Jaden Ivey, the top NBA prospect at 95% and 4th in the conference in Value Add (8.58) and Michigan’s Hunter Dickinson 5th. Wisconsin’s Johnny Davis ranks as the 19th most valuable player in the country, which would make him 1st team All-Conference in all 31 other conference but leaves him as the 6th best player in the loaded Big Ten.”

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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RankB10TeamValue AddClassHtAdjDNBA
1EJ LiddellOhio St.9.88Jr6'7"-3.0649%
2Keegan MurrayIowa9.61So6'8"-2.6578%
3Trayce Jackson-DavisIndiana9.39So6'9"-3.7571%
4Jaden IveyPurdue8.58So6'4"-2.6695%
5Hunter DickinsonMichigan8.39So7'1"-3.0726%
6Johnny DavisWisconsin8.32So6'5"-2.5986%
7Brad DavisonWisconsin7.78Sr6'4"-1.371%
8Payton WillisMinnesota7.55Sr6'4"-1.831%
9Pete NanceNorthwestern7.31Sr6'10"-31%
10Hakim HartMaryland7.14Jr6'8"-1.941%
11Trevion WilliamsPurdue7.09Sr6'10"-3.5526%
12Ron HarperRutgers6.98Sr6'6"-2.6231%
13Eli BrooksMichigan6.96Sr6'1"-1.761%
14Jamari WheelerOhio St.6.93Sr6'1"-3.51%
15Kofi CockburnIllinois6.74Jr7'0-2.7640%
DefMarcus BinghamMichigan St.6.69Sr7'0-4.261%
DefTrent FrazierIllinois6.74Sr6'2"-3.91%
DefCaleb McConnellRutgers2.96Sr6'7"-3.381%
DefRace ThompsonIndiana6.05Jr6'8"-3.181%
DefJohn HarrarPenn St.6.34Sr6'9"-2.991%
NBACaleb HoustanMichigan3.36Fr6'8"-1.5683%
NBAGabe BrownMichigan St.6.08Sr6'8"-1.1445%
NBAMalaki BranhamOhio St.0.94Fr6'5"-0.8645%
NBABryce McGowensNebraska3.32Fr6'7"-0.7991%
NBAMax ChristieMichigan St.2.97Fr6'6"-0.7490%
NBAFrankie CollinsMichigan0.86Fr6'1"-0.7328%

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