Sunday, December 26, 2021

Colonial Athletic Association Top 15 Men’s Basketball Players To Date

For Immediate Release

John Pudner, 404.606.3163,

Colonial Athletic Association 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.”

“An early conference showdown Friday features a Towson team with five of the top 15 players in the CAA against the James Madison team that just pulled off an amazing feat - upsetting Virginia without a single JMU player scoring in double figures. Transfers Takai Molson (Seton Hall), Charles Falden (Winthrop), but it has been returning sophomore Justin Amadi who ranks the highest as the 8th most valuable player in the conference to date.”

“The top player in the conference by our calculation is Northeastern’s Chris Doherty, who ranks in the top 2% of all players at 79 of more than 4,000 players. Drexel’s James Butler ranks in the top 4% as the second best player in the country.”

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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RankCAATeamValue AddClassHtAdjD
1Chris DohertyNortheastern6.63Jr6'7"-1.73
2James ButlerDrexel5.68Sr6'8"-1.86
3Cam HoldenTowson5.15Sr6'5"-2.34
4Nikola DjogoNortheastern4.56Sr6'8"-2.19
5Reyne SmithCharleston4.32Fr6'2"0.29
6Dylan PainterDelaware4.17Sr6'10"-1.00
7Darlinstone DubarHofstra3.72So6'7"-0.77
8Justin AmadiJames Madison3.64Fr6'7"-0.70
9Mike OkauruUNC Wilmington3.48Sr6'4"-0.48
10Nicolas TimberlakeTowson3.29Jr6'4"-0.02
11Alonzo SuleJames Madison3.28Sr6'7"-1.38
12Jason GibsonTowson2.96Jr6'1"-0.21
13Zach CooksHofstra2.95Sr5'11"-0.25
14Terry NolanTowson2.85Sr6'4"-0.36
15Antonio RizzutoTowson2.85Sr6'3"-1.00
DefDimitrius UnderwoodCharleston1.55Sr6'4"-2.12
DefTakal MolsonJames Madison1.04Sr6'4"-1.58
DefHunter WoodsElon1.33Jr6'6"-1.56
DefAmari WilliamsDrexel0.89So6'10"-1.54

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