Sunday, December 26, 2021

Ohio Valley Conference Top 15 Men’s Basketball Players To Date

For Immediate Release

John Pudner, 404.606.3163,

Ohio Valley 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.”

“Belmont is the favorite to take their 4th straight OVC regular season title with three of the top five players in the conference through early play - Nick Muszynski, Grayson Murphy and Will Richard. However the other two top five players in our conference calculations are from the two teams that have and likely will challenge them. Morehead State’s Johni Broome scored 20 points at both Xavier and UAB.”

“Murray State’s Tevin Brown calculates as no only All-Conference but All-American through the early season for the incredible combination of being in the top 2% in field goal shooting (62.7% eFG) while playing the 15th most minutes of any player in the country (91.5% of all minutes). Generally shooting accuracy falls off as a player plays more minutes. Brown’s last two games he scored 33 against Chattanooga and 22 at Auburn.”

“The conference is loaded with strong freshmen, with four already making the top 15, while some conferences have no freshmen in their top 15. We list the most valuable freshman not on the list concluding with Tennessee Tech’s Kenny White.”

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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RankOVCTeamValue AddClassHtAdjD
1Tevin BrownMurray St.8.6Jr6'5"-2.46
2Nick MuszynskiBelmont6.33Sr6'11"-1.94
3Grayson MurphyBelmont6.2Sr6'3"-3.87
4Johni BroomeMorehead St.6.07Fr6'10"-3.56
5Will RichardBelmont5.15Fr6'5"-1.83
6Dedric BoydTennessee St.4.51Sr6'4"0.59
7Justice HillMurray St.4.45So6'0-0.2
8Ray'Sean TaylorSIU Edwardsville4.32Fr6'1"-2.53
9Ben SheppardBelmont3.78Jr6'6"0.24
10Phillip RussellSoutheast Missouri St.3.48Fr5'10"0.68
11KJ WilliamsMurray St.3.08Jr6'10"-1.97
12Ta'lon CooperMorehead St.3.02So6'4"-0.95
13Skyelar PotterMorehead St.2.73Jr6'3"-0.36
14DJ BurnsMurray St.2.68So6'7"-0.85
15Luke SmithBelmont2.58Sr6'0-0.24
FrElijah Hutchins-EverettAustin Peay1.91Fr6'11"-0.92
FrCaleb Stone-CarrawellAustin Peay1.53Fr6'7"0.45
FrKoby JeffriesTennessee Martin1.34Fr6'3"0.75
FrNicholas McMullenMurray St.1.33Fr6'8"-0.01
FrKenny WhiteTennessee Tech1.11Fr6'7"0.37

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