"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Top 2016 Teams/Players: Horizon LEAGUE (Ranked 15)

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. 

We have Alec Peters projected to play near an All-American level and lead Valpo to the title to be a very tough opponent in March Madness. The League has the fair system of giving home court in the tournament in reward for winning the regular season.

Natl RnkConferenceTeamRecordRawValue Add
15Horizon LEAGUEHorz14.08
91Wisconsin Green Bay24--918.4421.09
119Cleveland St.19--1512.3417.28
238Wright St.11--20 11.3810.79
255Wisconsin Milwaukee14--165.729.70
303Youngstown St.11--21 5.326.95
307Illinois Chicago10--24 4.606.81
Natl RnkTop 40 PlayersTeamHtYrValue Add
15Peters, Alec 25Valparaiso6'93 Jr8.67
89Felder, Kahlil 20Oakland5'93 Jr6.41
127Fouse, Jordan 4Wisconsin Green Bay6'74 Sr5.86
194Grady, Anton 15Cleveland St.6'84 Sr5.14
199Walker, Tevonn 2Valparaiso6'12 So5.12
408Hayes, Jalen 4Oakland6'72 So3.96
474Thomasson, Joe 32Wright St.6'44 Sr3.66
486Benzinger, Grant 13Wright St.6'32 So3.6
489Francis, Daeshon 23Wisconsin Green Bay6'32 So3.58
505Carter, Keith 0Valparaiso6'14 Sr3.53
579Bass, Paris 35Detroit6'72 So3.25
607Love, Carrington 12Wisconsin Green Bay6'14 Sr3.19
727Walker, Darien 5Valparaiso6'34 Sr2.87
835Mitchell, Justin 5Wright St.6'42 So2.61
917Small, Khalil 3Wisconsin Green Bay6'22 So2.42
924Dorsey-Walker, Sherron 4Oakland6'43 Jr2.4
928Skara, David 10Valparaiso6'82 So2.4
939Tiby, Matt 31Wisconsin Milwaukee6'84 Sr2.38
959Keane, Kaza 20Cleveland St.6'24 Sr2.34
1013Daniels, Nick 11Oakland6'12 So2.22
1083Morse, Cameron 24Youngstown St.6'22 So2.14
1221Yates, Andre 1Cleveland St.6'23 Jr1.94
1225Hain, Bobby 20Youngstown St.6'104 Sr1.94
1273Jenkins, Chris 0Detroit6'73 Jr1.85
1339Wilson, Anton 1Detroit6'54 Sr1.76
1374Williams, Jarod 11Detroit6'13 Jr1.73
1456Lowe, Kenneth 45Wisconsin Green Bay6'83 Jr1.61
1511Wichmann, Cody 5Wisconsin Milwaukee6'53 Jr1.56
1585Adekoya, Jubril 23Valparaiso6'73 Jr1.47
1695Hales, Terrell 11Cleveland St.6'42 So1.31
1715McClellan, Jason 20Illinois Chicago6'94 Sr1.29
1766Weber, RyanYoungstown St.6'63 Jr1.24
1836Sloan, Derek 0Cleveland St.6'52 So1.15
1849Burns, Paris 11Illinois Chicago5'114 Sr1.14
1851Davidson, Nick 22Valparaiso6'43 Jr1.14
1894Hooper, Max 10Oakland6'64 Sr1.1
1958Findlay, Tevin 32Wisconsin Green Bay6'43 Jr1.03
2114McFolley, JoshDetroit6'01 Fr1
2250Smits, DerrikValparaiso7'01 Fr1
2356Snider, Gabe 2Illinois Chicago6'34 Sr0.91

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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