Final Colonial Athletic Association 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:

2017ColonialPlayerWARranking

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%
5.32 1 6.03 2 146 2 Joe Chealey JR College of Charleston 18 35.5 19.2 3.8 3.6 1.0 0.1 1.7 2.0 0.641
4.04 2 6.03 1 146 1 Devontae Cacok SO UNC-Wilmington 18 26.8 11.5 10.4 0.2 1.4 1.4 1.3 3.3 0.726
3.82 4 5.18 4 140 3 Daniel Dixon SR William & Mary 17 31.7 22.9 5.6 2.8 0.6 0.4 2.2 2.8 0.645
3.48 5 4.41 5 128 8 Jarrell Brantley SO College of Charleston 18 31.8 14.9 8.4 1.3 1.3 1.1 2.2 3.0 0.571
3.44 6 4.00 7 138 4 Justin Wright-Foreman SO Hofstra 18 34.9 23.2 4.2 2.0 0.9 0.1 1.7 2.1 0.609
 Honorable Mention
3.97 3 4.24 6 118 9 Ryan Daly FR Delaware 18 37.7 17.6 7.7 2.6 0.9 0.3 1.3 2.3 0.502

I have never seen two separate players with the same WAR/40 & HnI (after rounding) as the top two here had. I dropped Ryan Daly out of the lineup- his solid WAR is tied mainly to his team being horrible yet somehow getting 5 conference wins, and Ryan getting the vast majority of the win credit because he was the only guy who was a quality producer. After typing that sentence, maybe I should have kept him in the top 5, that team very well would have had zero wins without him. One win tops.

Player of the Year: Joe Chealey of College of Charleston is a fairly easy choice, #1 in Wins Above Replacement (5.3). Devontae Cacok of UNC-Wilmington, as the previously mentioned dead heat, squeaked out #1 in WAR/40 (6.0) & HnI (146).

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)

Joe Chealey of College of Charleston: #1 in Free Throw Production Rating (+3.9 PA)

Devontae Cacok of UNC-Wilmington: #1 in Two Point Production Rating (+7.2 PA) & Defensive Stops Rating (steals, blocks, & fouls, +2.5 PA)

Justin Wright-Foreman of Hofstra: #1 in overall Scoring Rating (+9.3 PA)

Denzel Ingram of UNC-Wilmington: #1 in Handles/Passing Rating (Assists & Turnovers, +4.2 PA)

Rokas Gustys of Hofstra: #1 in Rebound Rating (+5.7 PA)

Kari Jonsson of Drexel: #1 in Three Point Production Rating (+4.1 PA)

 

Previous Final 2017 Conference Player WAR Ranking links:
America East Conference
Atlantic Sun Conference
Big South Conference
Horizon League
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference
Northeast Conference
Ohio Valley Conference
Pac 12 Conference
Patriot League

Dan

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