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well this thread has gone exactly as I had hoped
Stupid posters wanted Eric Hayes to transfer to a CAA school after his second year. <3 this place.
a big had better stats with competent point guard play? Shocking. 4 ppg better, slightly better at the ft line, push on boards.
Simply put, the cast that GV had around him his senior year is better than the one he would have around him if he were put on this team, and we only made it to the second round.
So basically, better.
I'm not sure why I am bothering, but raw stats are not the whole story. I'm not going to find tempo adjusted stats but we were certainly a higher scoring team with more possessions, and far fewer turnovers due to, again, competent PG play. Arguably means Len is superior in boards and certainly in blocks. Len's shooting percentage is 4 points higher as well, so in a similar offense his points would obviously go up.
Think about it another way, does senior Gist make this year's team better if you take out Len? Not a chance imo. I could see an argument for senior leadership though.
Blake made it to the sweet 16 his senior year with less talent around him and was a blown dunk away from going deeper. I think a Blake on this years team would have been a final 4 team. Look at the number of missed possessions because of turnovers on this team this year and we would have won 4 or 5 more games just from removing the pg turnovers. Not to mention the ability to set up players better and extend the defense because of his ability to drill a 3 at anytime, a much much better team....
There are two 4 seeds and a 9 seed in the Final Four!
we were one fat guy ducking from the F4
This post was edited by oral_terpitude 12 months ago
Break it down--this is not true.
I would like Taylor Swift to date this post and then break up with it.
Oh, oh, I'll do it!!
A: 102.5 Offensive Rating, 26.1% of team's shots, 19.0/6.7 DR%/OR%, 6.5 block percentage
B: 112.7 Offensive Rating, 23.2% of team's shots, 19.3/13.2 DR%/OR%, 8.0 block percentage
So...yeah. One is definitely better than the other?
Higher numbers are better.
And Len is B? Where do you get the data?
This post was edited by TortugaGrande 12 months ago
Len is b. Kenpom has it, I know that StatSheet has those numbers as well.
Offensive Rating - Formula is a little convoluted, but its basically points per possession (scaled to 100) for an individual player where 100 is about the average. Truly outstanding players will be 120+.
Shots% - Percentage of a team's shots taken when on the court. So 20% is average. A player that gets up above 25% is usually the focal point of the offense. Obviously you have to evaluate these two numbers in tandem.
OR%/DR% - Percentage of available offensive and defensive rebounds a player gets. For defensive rebounding 20% is excellent, 25% is elite. For offensive boards, 12% and 15% are probably the equivalent.
Block% - Percentage of opponents' two points shots blocked by a player. Up above 5% is a good shot blocker and once you get into double digits you're talking only a small handful of guys in the country (Len was about top 75).
Wilcox was the better player on the better team. If Chris doesn't go pro we are a final 4 calibur team the following season. I might be wrong but I don't ever remember Chris Wilcox ever playing in the NBDL? Not sure the same will be said of Len?
Did you watch the games?
GV actually knowing how to pass the ball to Len on the pick and roll is worth probably 6-10 points alone
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