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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Top 2016 Teams/Players: Western Athletic (Ranked 27)

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. 

Pascal Siakam from Cameroon projects to be a huge star and could take New Mexico State to a conference title. He wrapped up his freshman season with 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocked shots against Kansas in the tournament. For the season, he was in the top 1% of offensive rebounding and in the top few percent in drawing fouls, blocking shots and shooting percentage.

Natl RnkConferenceTeamRecordRawValue Add
27Western AthleticWAC9.39
103New Mexico St.23--1117.5719.43
218Cal St. Bakersfield14--1912.7611.34
251Grand Canyon17--1510.399.75
319Texas Pan American10--21 8.275.78
327Chicago St.8--24 6.595.17
334Utah Valley11--19 4.434.48
Natl RnkTop 40 PlayersTeamHtYrValue Add
30Siakam, Pascal 43New Mexico St.6'92 So7.87
164Braun, Joshua 2Grand Canyon6'42 So5.44
216Basile, DedrickCal St. Bakersfield5'103 Jr5
237Baker, Ian 4New Mexico St.6'03 Jr4.9
283Joesaar, Janari 21Texas Pan American6'63 Jr4.61
613Harrison, Martez 12UMKC5'113 Jr3.16
616Knight, Noah 42UMKC6'12 So3.15
650Taylor, Deshon 2UMKC6'32 So3.03
844Austin, Darius 23UMKC6'62 So2.59
976Owens, Clemmye 21Chicago St.6'13 Jr2.3
999Wrapp, Brent 1Cal St. Bakersfield6'32 So2.24
1090Murray, Emerson 2Seattle6'34 Sr2.12
1233Kimasa, Dan 23Texas Pan American6'92 So1.92
1263Davis, De'Andre 11Grand Canyon6'12 So1.86
1363Hobbs, Isaiah 3Texas Pan American6'42 So1.74
1464Nelson, Zach 21Utah Valley6'73 Jr1.6
1514Airington, Jaylin 11Cal St. Bakersfield6'43 Jr1.55
1515Majerle, Ryan 4Grand Canyon6'34 Sr1.55
1531Smith, Thaddeus 21UMKC6'94 Sr1.53
1536Palmer, Trayvon 5Chicago St.6'43 Jr1.52
1634Mays, Kevin 10Cal St. Bakersfield6'44 Sr1.4
1679Russell, DeWayne 0Grand Canyon5'114 Sr1.33
1855Batson, Joshua 21Chicago St.6'04 Sr1.13
1856Adekova, Jawad 33Chicago St.6'64 Sr1.13
1882Davis, Marcel 2Utah Valley6'14 Sr1.11
1905Huggins, Braxton 2New Mexico St.6'52 So1.09
1962Landry, Travon 0New Mexico St.6'13 Jr1.02
1970Penne, Jalyn 35New Mexico St.6'72 So1.01
2092Pride, JustinCal St. Bakersfield5'103 Jr1
2245Eriobuna, IkemUMKC6'93 Jr1
2388Goodman, Dayon 33Utah Valley6'72 So0.89
2410Ahmed, Aly 42Cal St. Bakersfield6'94 Sr0.86
2427Taylor, Matt 5New Mexico St.6'52 So0.85
2448Bhullar, Tanveer 21New Mexico St.7'32 So0.83
2451Gubler, Boston 45Utah Valley6'82 So0.83
2464Newbill, Broderick 25UMKC6'53 Jr0.81
2617Richmond, Dashawn 5Cal St. Bakersfield6'34 Sr0.61
2679Cramer, Lewis 33Seattle6'64 Sr0.53
2698Dimakos, Jared 11Chicago St.6'54 Sr0.51
2724Powell, William 21Seattle6'63 Jr0.5

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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