Saturday, December 25, 2021

Summit League Top 15 Men’s Basketball Players To Date

For Immediate Release

John Pudner, 404.606.3163,

Summit League 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.”

“Baylor Scheierman looks poised to take the Player of the Year and lead South Dakota State to another title. It is intriguing to see a 6’11” freshman Grant Nelson break into the top 15,since few freshmen do, and team up with a 6’10”senior Rocky Kreuser to give North Dakota State incredible size in what is otherwise one of the most guard-dominated leagues.”

"However, the question is if the one legit NBA prospect in the League, Oral Roberts Max Abmas, can go on a run like last year when he never rested a minute through the Summit League Championship run or through the stunning March Madness upsets of Ohio State and Florida before falling only two points short of besting Arkansas to go Elite 8. The fact that South Dakota State was able to defeat him just before the Christmas break in a close home game is a huge win for thembut points out what a danger he is."

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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RankSumTeamValue AddClassHtAdjDNBA
1Baylor ScheiermanSouth Dakota St.5.96So6'6"-2.141%
2Evan GilyardUMKC4.91Sr5'10"0.121%
3Mason ArchambaultSouth Dakota4.5Sr6'0-0.751%
4Max AbmasOral Roberts4.17Jr6'00.1325%
5Trenton MassnerWestern Illinois4.13Jr6'2"-1.641%
6Riley MillerSt. Thomas4.12Sr6'3"0.641%
7Will CariusWestern Illinois3.88Sr6'7"0.121%
8Colton SandageWestern Illinois3.8Jr6'2"-0.251%
9Douglas WilsonSouth Dakota St.3.59Sr6'7"0.011%
10Charlie EasleySouth Dakota St.3.56So6'2"-0.251%
11Paul BrunsNorth Dakota3.55Fr6'4"-0.141%
12Grant NelsonNorth Dakota St.3.41Fr6'11"0.031%
13Rocky KreuserNorth Dakota St.3.25Sr6'10"-1.981%
14Jarius CookNorth Dakota St.2.91So6'3"0.141%
15Francis LacisOral Roberts2.83Sr6'7"-2.031%

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