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Saturday, April 28, 2018

S. Hauser and Howard 2 of top 4 Big East Players Definitely Staying

After more than 100 updates to www.valueaddbasketball.com and the google sheet, Sam Hauser now projects as the 37th best player in the nation and all four Big East players ahead of him (Khyri Thomas, Omari Spellman, Jessie Govan and Donte DiVincenzo) put their names into the NBA draft. If all four are successful, Hauser would move up to the preseason Big East Player of the Year.

At www.valueaddbasketball.com we do not actually list Govan as potentially leaving, because if a player entered his name without an agent but is not appearing in mock drafts, we assume he will return - so it is likely at least he is back and any of the other three could be as well. However, the other three could all go in the first round which is tough to turn down due to the guaranteed money over three years.

If you take out all Big East players trying to go pro this year, then your leader board becomes; 1) S. Hauser, 2, Justin Simon of St. John's, 3, Eric Paschall of Villanova, and 4, Markus Howard. Here are the top 25 including those who plan to stay and 2020 players.

My gut is that not only is Joseph Chartouny going to excel well beyond his expectations going from perhaps the worst three-point shooting team in the country to perhaps the best - but I believe Howard will shoot up as well playing opposite the best defensive guard in the nation to not get physically worn down on one end to free him up to go score on the other end consistently

Season RankPlayerTeamValue Add
25Khyri Thomas #2/could go NBACreighton8.03
29Omari Spellman #14/could go NBAVillanova8.01
33Jessie Govan #15 (long shot NBA)Georgetown7.95
35Donte DiVincenzo #10/could go NBAVillanova7.84
37Sam Hauser #10Marquette7.81
38Shamorie Ponds #2/could go NBASt. John's7.81
67Omer Yurtseven #14/2020Georgetown7.04
97Justin Simon #5St. John's6.62
101Eric Paschall #4Villanova6.59
111Max Strus #31/ could go nbaDePaul6.5
113Markus Howard #0Marquette6.5
115Myles Powell #13Seton Hall6.48
134Kamar Baldwin #3Butler6.34
196Alpha Diallo #11Providence5.54
211Jahvon QuinerlyVillanova5.4
229Paul Jorgensen #5Butler5.28
246Martin Krampelj #15Creighton5.18
278Marvin Clark #13St. John's4.93
294Sean McDermott #22Butler4.85
305Phil Booth #5Villanova4.74
316Ryan Welage #32Xavier4.66
329Tyrique Jones #0Xavier4.58
363Mikey Dixon 3St. John's4.38
374Naji Marshall #13Xavier4.32
403Nate Fowler #51Butler4.18

I did post the updated team rankings in the previous post, however it did also occur to me that if you click on the team rankings at www.valueaddbasketball.com and then put 2019 in the search field, it takes on the values of the Top 8 players on the team to get a slightly different list.  Marquette comes out the same at 26th - though it shows up at 27th since the top 8 "available" players would add up to the second team. Nevada has so much of their value tied up in players that could go NBA or could transfer that they could stay near the top or could plummet - but if you go with Top 8 right now they are actually ahead of even the big teams.

RnkTeamTop 8
7North Carolina41.68
12Mississippi St.40.05
15Louisiana St.37.1
17Virginia Tech34.37
20Kansas St.34.16
21North Carolina St.34.12
22St. John's33.76
23Michigan St.33.63
24Boston College33.55
25Miami FL33.25
30Arizona St.32.1

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