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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Top 2016 Teams/Players: West Coast (Ranked 11)

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. 

Gonzaga seemed to finally have a national contender for the senior season of one of the greatest Value Add players ever in Kevin Pangos, but they ran into Duke. However, with All-American Kyle Wiltjer skipping the NBA draft and still having two of the best big men in the country they have a chance again. Their problem is they will have one of the best front lines in basketball, but virtually every minute played at both guards position was by seniors who have left. If the Zags can get the ball up the court, they can win.

Natl RnkConferenceTeamRecordRawValue Add
11West CoastWCC17.13
79Brigham Young25--1017.8322.13
157San Diego15--1611.3515.54
167St. Mary's21--107.7615.17
188Santa Clara14--1814.5513.80
195San Francisco14--189.9213.11
220Pacific12--19 12.6411.24
281Loyola Marymount8--23 8.868.31
Natl RnkTop 40 PlayersTeamHtYrValue Add
10Wiltjer, Kyle 33Gonzaga6'104 Sr9.02
31Collinsworth, Kyle 5Brigham Young6'64 Sr7.85
48Brownridge, Jared 23Santa Clara6'23 Jr7.36
64Sabonis, Domantas 11Gonzaga6'102 So6.79
103Davis, Stacy 5Pepperdine6'64 Sr6.16
156Wintering, Alec 2Portland5'113 Jr5.57
292Derksen, Tim 32San Francisco6'34 Sr4.54
339Karnowski, Przemek 24Gonzaga7'14 Sr4.25
345Major, Jeremy 3Pepperdine5'103 Jr4.22
414Olden, Shawn 21Pepperdine6'32 So3.94
446Brodziansky, VladimirGonzaga/maybe6'103 Jr3.8
473Pugh, Jarvis 4Santa Clara6'62 So3.66
504Raines, Jett 45Pepperdine6'74 Sr3.54
574Dranginis, Kyle 3Gonzaga6'54 Sr3.28
749Fischer, Chase 1Brigham Young6'34 Sr2.8
796Tyson, D'Marques 5Portland6'62 So2.67
806Melson, Silas 0Gonzaga6'42 So2.65
808Pusica, Vasa 13San Diego6'52 So2.65
810Naar, Emmett 41St. Mary's6'12 So2.65
950Bowles, Ray 22Pacific6'52 So2.36
961Mornar, Marin 42Loyola Marymount6'94 Sr2.34
970Perkins, Josh 13Gonzaga6'32 So2.32
973Russell, Atif 11Pepperdine6'54 Sr2.32
981Todd, Jason 10Portland6'62 So2.3
1022Holmes, AvrySan Francisco6'23 Jr2.21
1037Hermanson, Calvin 24St. Mary's6'62 So2.2
1069Kok, Jito 33San Diego6'94 Sr2.15
1151Watson, Devin 21San Francisco6'12 So2.02
1190Kratch, Nate 43Santa Clara6'63 Jr1.99
1197Udenyi, Amadi 0Pepperdine6'03 Jr1.98
1222Pressley, Bryce 1Portland6'44 Sr1.94
1248Pineau, Dane 11St. Mary's6'93 Jr1.89
1337Bartley, Frank 24Brigham Young6'33 Jr1.77
1402Thompson, Eric 12Pacific6'84 Sr1.69
1412Brooks, MalcolmPepperdine6'44 Sr1.68
1413Harris, Marcus 11San Diego6'02 So1.68
1435Wallace, T.J. 2Pacific6'33 Jr1.64
1528Murray, Lamond 30Pepperdine6'53 Jr1.53
1597Lapray, A.J. 20Pepperdine6'52 So1.45
1605Kobre, Alec 3Pacific6'24 Sr1.44
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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