Sunday, December 26, 2021

Mountain West Conference Top 15 Men’s Basketball Players To Date

 For Immediate Release

John Pudner, 404.606.3163,

Mountain West Conference Top 15 Men’s Basketball Players To Date

“Value Add Basketball is happy to provide the early list of the conferences 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 years ago we drew attention by tabbing Utah’s Delon Wright as the most valuable player in the country, and now we list players at two Utah Universities- BYU’s Alex Barcello and Utah State’s Justin Bean - as the top two players in the country through Christmas.”

“Fresno State’s Orlando Robinson is also performing at an All-American level, and the MWC places an impressive five players in the national top 100 (of 4,000+ players). In addition to listing the top 15 players to date, we list others with a chance at the NBA - though Boise State’s Emmanuel Akot is the only player besides Robinson that we rate as having a 50-50 shot to make the NBA.” (both bolded on list below with a 54% and 48% chance)

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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RankMWCTeamValue AddClassHtAdjDNBA
1Justin BeanUtah St.10.75Sr6'7"-3.215%
2Orlando RobinsonFresno St.8.6Jr7'0-3.6554%
3David RoddyColorado St.7.72Jr6'6"-2.631%
4Isaiah StevensColorado St.6.65Jr6'0-1.311%
5Abu KigabBoise St.6.53Sr6'7"-4.141%
6Desmond CambridgeNevada5.79Sr6'4"-1.851%
7Hunter MaldonadoWyoming5.63Sr6'7"-1.471%
8Warren WashingtonNevada5.47Jr7'0-2.021%
9Matt BradleySan Diego St.5.16Sr6'4"-1.955%
10AJ WalkerAir Force4.7Sr6'2"0.211%
11Grant SherfieldNevada4.7Jr6'2"-0.4710%
12Trey PulliamSan Diego St.4.64Sr6'3"-1.991%
13Anthony HollandFresno St.4.56Jr6'5"-1.461%
14Tyson DegenhartBoise St.4.54Fr6'7"-1.141%
15Graham IkeWyoming4.46So6'9"-1.171%
NBANathan MensahSan Diego St.4.32Sr6'10"-45%
NBAKeshad JohnsonSan Diego St.3.61Jr6'7"-1.665%
NBAAguek AropSan Diego St.1.02Sr6'6"-0.955%
NBAEmmanuel AkotBoise St.2.27Sr6'8"-0.1648%
NBAVictor IwuakorUNLV0Jr6'7"0.095%
NBAEoin NelsonWyoming0.22Jr6'10"0.955%

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