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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Top 2016 Teams/Players: Big South (Ranked 24)

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. 

John Brown looks to be the class of the league and give High Point a big edge up in the automatic bid.

Natl RnkConferenceTeamRecordRawValue Add
24Big SouthBSth10.43
120High Point23--1015.8417.27
166Coastal Carolina24--1012.2515.23
203UNC Asheville15--1613.3212.34
224Gardner Webb20--158.6011.17
275Charleston Southern19--122.278.58
283Longwood11--23 9.658.14
314Campbell10--22 5.166.41
331Presbyterian10--22 5.145.08
335Liberty8--24 4.164.14
Natl RnkTop 40 PlayersTeamHtYrValue Add
117Brown, John 0High Point6'84 Sr5.92
369Rowsey, Andrew 15UNC Asheville5'103 Jr4.1
417Murray, DeSean 3Presbyterian6'52 So3.92
478Cooks, Xavier 12Winthrop6'82 So3.64
497Fisher, Leron 1Longwood5'114 Sr3.55
528Nelson, Tyrell 20Gardner Webb6'73 Jr3.45
546Vannatta, Kevin 10UNC Asheville6'32 So3.39
571Cugini, Lorenzo 15High Point6'74 Sr3.29
610Wiggins, Shivaughn 10Coastal Carolina5'113 Jr3.16
801Johnson, Keon 5Winthrop5'73 Jr2.67
824Diagne, Badou 23Coastal Carolina6'74 Sr2.62
916Okeke, Duby 0Winthrop6'82 So2.42
1068Anderson, Ya Ya 11Radford6'24 Sr2.15
1079Johnson, Shaquille 21Longwood6'54 Sr2.14
1181Hamer, Kyre' 0Campbell6'23 Jr1.99
1262Hill, Jerome 34Gardner Webb6'54 Sr1.86
1346Jones, Cameron 3Radford6'44 Sr1.76
1357Wilson, Elijah 22Coastal Carolina6'43 Jr1.74
1396Thomas, Ahmad 14UNC Asheville6'52 So1.7
1432Retic, Joe 23Liberty6'34 Sr1.64
1460McIntyre, Haiishen 11High Point6'24 Sr1.6
1489Perez-Laham, Jorge 12High Point6'13 Jr1.57
1517Prescott, Tevin 31Winthrop6'54 Sr1.55
1538Weary, Adam 22High Point6'34 Sr1.52
1731Ray-St Cyr, Colton 30Coastal Carolina6'53 Jr1.27
1734Kemrite, Ryan 5Liberty6'42 So1.27
1770Freeman, Marcus 35Coastal Carolina6'84 Sr1.23
1824McBride, Harold 4Gardner Webb6'04 Sr1.17
1829Mason, D.J. 22Campbell6'64 Sr1.16
1842Belton, Isaac 15Longwood6'43 Jr1.15
1860Davis, Rashun 5Radford5'114 Sr1.13
1867Layer, Ethan 15Liberty6'14 Sr1.12
1896Terry, Markus 2Presbyterian6'23 Jr1.1
1928Hughes, Sam 31UNC Asheville6'44 Sr1.06
1930Lindauer, Anthony 24High Point6'33 Jr1.05
1957Davenport, Josh 42Winthrop6'53 Jr1.03
1974Weeks, Will 32UNC Asheville6'63 Jr1.01
2095Clemons, ChrisCampbell5'101 Fr1
2099Pointer, MarquiseCharleston Southern6'01 Fr1
2273Scott, Jarad 35Winthrop6'83 Jr1

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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