Final Big South Player WAR Rankings

(I will be crunching the numbers and giving complete player rankings for EVERY D1 conference, using conference only stats and win/loss results as each conference regular season ends. The “write ups” will follow pretty similar formats, since I don’t really have the time to spend much time with each write up. Will obviously tweet out results as usual as soon as each post is up. At the end of each conference write up, I will try to include links to all conference write ups that have already been posted – and maybe an ETA for the next conference.)

Click the following link for ALL the data in excel, fully sortable – including an FAQ sheet:

2017BigSouthPlayerWARranking

What we may garner from the above results….

1st Team All Conference:
WAR Rk WAR/40 Rk HnI Rk Player Yr School G M/g P/g R/g A/g S/g B/g T/g PF/g TS%
4.52 1 5.69 2 157 2 Ahmad Thomas JR UNC-Asheville 18 32.7 19.4 6.6 2.6 2.8 0.5 2.4 2.7 0.583
4.44 2 6.45 1 160 1 Xavier Cooks JR Winthrop 18 28.1 15.8 9.9 3.4 0.6 1.8 2.4 2.9 0.566
4.32 3 5.08 4 143 5 Keon Johnson SR Winthrop 18 34.7 23.5 3.9 2.7 0.9 0.0 2.5 1.7 0.598
3.88 5 5.17 3 144 4 Laquincy Rideau SO Gardner-Webb 18 30.9 14.8 5.8 5.6 3.3 0.4 3.7 3.2 0.545
3.85 6 4.77 6 147 3 Chris Clemons SO Campbell 17 34.2 23.6 4.6 2.1 2.1 0.3 2.6 2.4 0.538
Honorable mention
3.99 4 4.98 5 135 8 Ed Polite Jr. SO Radford 18 32.7 12.6 9.6 2.1 1.9 1.3 2.0 2.4 0.547

Player of the Year:  Two options here, but I have to go with Xavier Cooks of Winthrop, #1 in WAR/40 (6.5) HnI (160). Ahmad Thomas of UNC-Asheville would be the other possibility, being #1 in Wins Above Replacement (4.5).

 

Players who topped the conference in something or another in terms of rating subsets:

(value is in “Points Added” to average conference lineup per 70 possessions)

Ahmad Thomas of UNC-Asheville: #1 in Two Point Production Rating (+6.8 PA)

Keon Johnson of Winthrop: #1 in overall Scoring Rating (+9.4 PA)

David Robertson of UNC-Asheville: #1 in Three Point Production Rating (+8.5 PA)

Darius Bolstad of Radford: #1 in Defensive Stops Rating (steals, blocks, & fouls, +2.8 PA)

Shane Whitfield of Campbell: #1 in Free Throw Production Rating (+3.4 PA)

Randy Phillips of Radford: #1 in Rebound Rating (+4.9 PA)

Christian Gardner of Gardner-Webb: #1 in Handles/Passing Rating (Assists & Turnovers, +4.4 PA)

Previous Final 2017 Conference Player WAR Ranking links:
Atlantic Sun Conference
Pac 12 Conference

Dan

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