"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: Southeastern (Ranked 2)

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. 

I am sure ACC fans will scoff at the SEC edging them out for second, but this conference is unbelievably loaded. Kentucky's rating assumes they get Thon Maker and Jamal Murray, worth 12.42, because if not they drop to fourth in the conference.
LSU has the top recruit in the country, Ben Howland of UCLA Final Four fame is quickly turning around Mississippi State, and if Bruce Pearl land Tyler Harris on a visit this weekend he could already have Auburn in the tournament.

Ironically the season after the SEC finally slipped out of the top football spot, they could be making a run at being the best basketball conference.

Natl RnkConferenceTeamRecordRawValue Add
7Louisiana St.22--1147.7136.75
10Texas A&M21--1243.4033.89
38South Carolina17--1632.5028.13
68Mississippi St.13--1931.0122.97
112Missouri9--23 24.0018.40
Natl RnkTop 40 PlayersTeamHtYrValue Add
8Ulis, Tyler 3Kentucky5'92 So9.17
12Baldwin, Wade 4Vanderbilt6'32 So8.92
19Simmons, BenLouisiana St.6'91 Fr8.5
26Newman, MalikMississippi St.6'31 Fr8.1
34Labissiere, SkalKentucky6'111 Fr7.78
40LaChance, Riley 13Vanderbilt6'22 So7.6
43Maker, ThonKentucky/maybe7'01 Fr7.52
56Moody, Stefan 42Mississippi5'104 Sr7.22
60Frazier, J.J. 30Georgia5'103 Jr7.01
87Briscoe, IsaiahKentucky6'31 Fr6.42
98Taylor, Brandon 11Texas A&M5'104 Sr6.256
111Quarterman, Tim 55Louisiana St.6'63 Jr6.01
119Jones, Damian 30Vanderbilt6'103 Jr5.92
121Dunans, T.J.Auburn6'63 Jr5.9
129Hornsby, Keith 4Louisiana St.6'44 Sr5.83
130Patterson, Jalyn 15Louisiana St.6'02 So5.82
131Artis, DominicTexas A&M/maybe1-Jun3 Jr5.8
137Finney-Smith, Dorian 10Florida6'84 Sr5.76
170Blakeney, AntonioLouisiana St.6'31 Fr5.37
219Mulder, MychalKentucky6'43 Jr5
220Brooks, RasheedMississippi6'63 Jr5
236Murray, JamalKentucky/maybe6'3"1 Fr4.9
247Moore, Armani 4Tennessee6'54 Sr4.83
248Beard, Anton 31Arkansas6'02 So4.81
257Gaines, Kenny 12Georgia6'34 Sr4.78
263Chiozza, Chris 11Florida6'02 So4.75
264Caruso, Alex 21Texas A&M6'54 Sr4.7345
313Saiz, Sebastian 11Mississippi6'93 Jr4.43
356Jones, Jalen 12Texas A&M6'74 Sr4.165
377Punter, Kevin 0Tennessee6'44 Sr4.06
378Robinson, Devin 3Florida6'82 So4.05
398Payne, MartavianMissouri6' 2"3 Jr4
415Fisher-Davis, Matthew 5Vanderbilt6'52 So3.94
420Kingsley, Moses 33Arkansas6'102 So3.91
441Notice, Duane 10South Carolina6'23 Jr3.816
471Kornet, Luke 3Vanderbilt7'03 Jr3.67
475Thomas, ElijahTexas A&M6'91 Fr3.6465
480Stroman, Marcus 1South Carolina6'22 So3.618
484Woods, RussellMissouri6'83 Jr3.6
488Newby, Martavious 1Mississippi6'34 Sr3.58
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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