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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Top 2016 Teams/Players: American East & NJIT (Ranked 29)

We hope Marquette can pick up one of the top available players from our rankings here. Tonight we run through the competition - ranking all the conferences competing with the Big East for bids, and ranking both their teams and top 40 players. 

It doesn't look like the American East will invite the nations only independent to join, but we are putting the New Jersey Institute of Technology there after their big upset of Michigan several days after almost upsetting Marquette. The would be right in the mix for the title with Vermont, Albany and Stony Point if in fact Jameel Warney is back for another near All-American level season.

Natl RnkConferenceTeamRecordRawValue Add
29American East & NJITAE8.79
169NJ Inst of Technology21--1214.4315.13
196Stony Brook23--127.4613.05
242New Hampshire19--135.3110.07
310Massachusetts Lowell12--17 6.696.52
328Binghamton6--26 5.575.11
344Maryland Baltimore Co4--26 3.913.34
349Maine3--27 1.231.93
Natl RnkTop 40 PlayersTeamHtYrValue Add
25Warney, Jameel 20Stony Brook6'84 Sr8.12
96Wills, Dre 24Vermont6'13 Jr6.27
366O'Day, Ethan 32Vermont6'94 Sr4.11
386Walker, AhmadAlbany/maybe6'43 Jr4
402Willis, Winfield 11NJ Inst of Technology6'04 Sr3.98
440Ward, Cam 14Vermont6'22 So3.82
448McRoberts, Zach 1Vermont6'62 So3.8
461Coleman, Tim 2NJ Inst of Technology6'53 Jr3.73
605Nyama, Roland 24Stony Brook6'62 So3.19
720Sanders, Ray 1Albany6'44 Sr2.88
732Singletary, Evan 0Albany6'14 Sr2.84
757Bell-Haynes, Trae 2Vermont6'22 So2.79
779Thomas, Jahad 10Massachusetts Lowell6'22 So2.71
885Rodriguez, Willie 42Binghamton6'62 So2.48
890Leissner, Tanner 21New Hampshire6'62 So2.48
910Steidel, Kurt 34Vermont6'63 Jr2.44
913Grant, Jourdan 5Maryland Baltimore Co6'22 So2.42
941Smith, Jaleen 0New Hampshire6'43 Jr2.37
990Lynn, Damon 5NJ Inst of Technology5'113 Jr2.27
1106Ukawuba, Rob 25NJ Inst of Technology6'33 Jr2.1
1128Puriefoy, Carson 10Stony Brook6'04 Sr2.05
1149Crawford, Lance 0Massachusetts Lowell5'102 So2.02
1236Hatton, Brandon 0Vermont6'32 So1.92
1249McGrew, Rayshaun 21Stony Brook6'74 Sr1.89
1277Hooley, Peter 12Albany6'44 Sr1.84
1286Harris, Matt 22Massachusetts Lowell6'12 So1.84
1287Howard, Ky 0NJ Inst of Technology6'44 Sr1.84
1508Sturdivant, Tyrell 12Stony Brook6'72 So1.56
1732Graham, Justin 2Hartford6'13 Jr1.27
1781Grace, Ben 3Maryland Baltimore Co5'103 Jr1.21
1871Stire, Greig 43Albany6'72 So1.11
1878Lawton, Shaun 10Maine6'54 Sr1.11
1902Rinaldi, John 12Binghamton6'13 Jr1.09
1964Green, Tre 2Albany6'33 Jr1.01
2253Speidel, JoshVermont6'71 Fr1
2327Waller, Karon 0Binghamton6'44 Sr0.93
2343Dyson, Taylor 11Hartford6'44 Sr0.92
2401Arciero, Noah 20Hartford6'62 So0.87
2609Hobbs, Jack 21Hartford6'73 Jr0.62
2696Walker, Romello 11Binghamton6'62 So0.51

These are the top 40 players in the conference based on the rankings at www.valueaddbasketball.com. The team rankings are 50% based on the sum of each team’s Value Add ratings and 50% based on last year (since better teams typically replenish after losing stars). With over 4000 players projected in the database, we WELCOME all corrections in the comments field.

Value Add was first introduced on www.crackedsidewalks.com, and calculates how many points better each player is worth to his team over how good they would be if he was replaced. The projections measure the standard improvement in a player between his freshman, sophomore, junior and senior seasons, and the evaluation of incoming freshman and JUCO players.

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