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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Top 2016 Teams/Players: Athlantic Sun (Ranked 30)

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. 

The ASun has pulled some stunning upsets in the tournament the last few years. While they have no players in the top 10% of all players (top 40), North Florida looks like the team that should take the title fairly easily and take a shot at somebody big. We have all five of their players projected to be among the most valuable eight players in the league.

Natl RnkConferenceTeamRecordRawValue Add
30Athlantic SunASun8.40
131North Florida23--1215.2716.56
227Florida Gulf Coast22--118.6711.08
235South Carolina UpSt.24--128.3310.91
271Northern Kentucky13--176.658.78
318Jacksonville10--22 7.656.13
337Stetson9--22 3.903.75
342Kennesaw St.10--22 3.813.52
Natl RnkTop 40 PlayersTeamHtYrValue Add
413Davenport, Chris 35North Florida6'83 Jr3.94
527Billups, Jalen 21Northern Kentucky6'64 Sr3.46
553Daniels, Demarcus 32North Florida6'74 Sr3.34
644Moore, Dallas 14North Florida6'13 Jr3.04
694Rivera, Angel 15Stetson5'82 So2.95
734Williams, Josh 2Lipscomb6'53 Jr2.83
872Mackey, Trent 11North Florida6'34 Sr2.51
906Beech, Beau 2North Florida6'84 Sr2.44
1031Alexander, DondreLipscomb6'43 Jr2.2
1158Stephens, ShunQuez 15South Carolina UpSt.6'54 Sr2.01
1254Tucker, RayjonFlorida Gulf Coast6'51 Fr1.88
1282Terrell, Christian 35Florida Gulf Coast6'42 So1.84
1283DeBose, Julian 3Florida Gulf Coast6'44 Sr1.84
1310Clayton, Antwon 25Jacksonville6'62 So1.8
1471Johnson, Todd 23Northern Kentucky5'94 Sr1.59
1540Brown, Yonel 4Kennesaw St.5'94 Sr1.52
1700Mawuenyega, Karim 3South Carolina UpSt.6'03 Jr1.31
1752Misters, Andris 22Jacksonville6'54 Sr1.25
1796Morant, Demetris 21Florida Gulf Coast6'93 Jr1.19
1800Bell, Marcellous 0Jacksonville5'114 Sr1.19
1816Buchanan, Michael 44South Carolina UpSt.6'113 Jr1.18
1832Haywood, JarvisJacksonville6'43 Jr1.16
1840White, Marcel 13Jacksonville6'63 Jr1.15
1891Babineaux, Kori 55Jacksonville6'44 Sr1.1
1919Cuthbertson, Josh 10South Carolina UpSt.6'53 Jr1.07
1932Pruitt, Nigel 1Kennesaw St.6'74 Sr1.05
2284Schulte, Jacob 33South Carolina UpSt.6'62 So0.99
2318Lozoya, Grant 10Stetson6'22 So0.95
2324Thomas, Tristan 14South Carolina UpSt.6'33 Jr0.94
2378Greene Jr, Brian 14Florida Gulf Coast6'33 Jr0.89
2402Masterson, Nick 21Kennesaw St.6'52 So0.87
2479Norelia, Marc-Eddy 25Florida Gulf Coast6'83 Jr0.79
2620White, Tyler 3Northern Kentucky6'34 Sr0.61
2649Smith, Marvin 2South Carolina UpSt.6'64 Sr0.57
2774Cole, Deontae 4Northern Kentucky6'63 Jr0.43
2775Murray, Cole 25Northern Kentucky6'73 Jr0.43
2802Denny, Talbott 10Lipscomb6'64 Sr0.38
2822Jones, Jordan 2Kennesaw St.6'82 So0.34
2884Goodwin, Damien 0South Carolina UpSt.6'73 Jr0.26
2903Moeller, Eric 42Florida Gulf Coast6'113 Jr0.24

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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