Monday, March 2, 2015

All-ACC 2015: Finalists with Advanced Stats

Player eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg
Olivier Hanlan 0.576 1.6 11.8 6.7 28.3 1.2 0 11.4 30.7 118.2
Terry Rozier 0.447 3 12.8 7.9 20.3 3 0.4 9.2 29.5 107.3
Xavier Rathan-Mayes 0.476 1.5 10.3 6.1 27.6 2.2 0 15.2 27.6 102.6
Jahlil Okafor 0.641 17 18.7 17.9 9.8 1.5 4 16.5 26.8 119.2
Rakeem Christmas 0.522 9.3 20 14.5 10.8 1.9 8.3 14.8 26.5 108.8
Jamel Artis 0.558 8.4 17.6 12.7 17.7 1.5 1.1 11.5 25.3 121.3
Malcolm Brogdon 0.483 1.6 13.9 7.9 17.1 1.8 1.6 9.7 25.1 112.5
Anthony Gill 0.542 15.9 17.3 16.6 8.2 1.6 1.6 11.8 25.1 118.8
Marcus Georges-Hunt 0.484 7.2 14.7 10.7 15.6 2.5 0.8 13.8 24.8 112
Brice Johnson 0.604 11.8 25.9 19.2 7.7 1.3 4.5 9.6 24.4 124.8
Jerian Grant 0.519 0.8 7.3 4.2 35.8 3.4 1.9 15.1 24.3 119
Jaron Blossomgame 0.542 9 21 15.1 5.3 2 1.4 13.4 23.9 112.4
Trevor Lacey 0.52 1.5 12 6.6 20.4 1.1 0.9 11.1 22.8 114.9
Michael Young 0.51 11 15.9 13.3 7.8 1.3 3 6.9 22.3 122.7
Justise Winslow 0.544 4.7 19.3 12.4 10.7 2.1 3.1 12.8 21.9 113.5
Montrezl Harrell 0.565 9.6 19.1 14.4 7.1 1.7 4.2 12.2 21.7 114.3
Sheldon McClellan 0.566 1.8 12.5 7.1 12.6 1.7 0.8 8.8 21.4 121.6
Michael Gbinije 0.566 3.9 12.7 8.2 22.7 3.2 1.3 14.3 20.8 113
Quinn Cook 0.566 1.4 9.6 5.7 13.2 1.4 0.2 8.9 20.7 128.4
Marcus Paige 0.545 1.8 10.4 6.3 25.4 2.7 0.8 12.9 19.4 122.5
Tyus Jones 0.469 2.3 8.9 5.8 28.6 1.9 0.3 18.8 18.9 115.7
Tonye Jekiri 0.513 13.4 29.4 21.4 4.8 1.6 5.2 13.5 17.6 113.7
London Perrantes 0.495 0.5 9.2 5 28.5 1.6 1 15.7 16.3 111.4

Friday, November 7, 2014

Short Announcement

In order to not bury the lede - I will not be covering basketball games this season or any NC State athletics in the foreseeable future.

My wife and I are expecting twin girls in the spring, and while my initial plan was to cover basketball this season and then hang it up, I've certainly learned the past couple of months that the easiest way to make God laugh is to tell him your plans. So while it wasn't how I mapped things out, I've hit the end of the road as any sort of reporter/journalist.

Ultimately this makes very little difference to anyone whose followed my work for the past few months - I've basically been done already. This is just rubber stamping. I still intend to write some for Backing the Pack, as long as Steven lets me hang around over there, but as someone whose been covering NC State athletics in some capacity since 2002 it will be a very strange thing to not be at PNC Arena - or anywhere else - this year. I will also still be doing some TV writing for Raleigh & Company, if that's your thing. But I think there should be a clear divide between someone who covers a team - who actually gathers the information the rest of us dissect - and someone who doesn't, so I wanted to make clear my crossing of that threshold.

I have been immeasurably lucky to have been able to do this for over a decade as nothing more than a very much part-time writer. While I have seen many great (and many gut-wrenching) games, the real fun of the gig was always the relationships and interactions I have formed along the way. Sports writing full time is a largely thankless, grinding experience that gets harder and harder every year as team continue to circle the wagons and control the message. Despite all the barriers being put in place, they keep working because they love sports and love telling stories. And I will greatly miss being part of that community, even in the small role I had.

There are so, so many people who have supported me and helped me that there is absolutely no way I could properly thank all of you in this piece. But even if all you've done is read my work occasionally - thanks. It's been awesome.

Monday, March 3, 2014

All-ACC: 20 Finalists with Advanced Stats

This is my personal list of the 20 most deserving players for All-ACC consideration.

I've provided some general advanced stats for each player, using only ACC play. You'll notice no per game stats here because I want to be tempo neutral to even out the discrepancy between how UNC plays and how Virginia or Syracuse play.

I initially had Win Shares included here for those that wanted to judge based on not only value to the team but value to overall wins, but to me those numbers made no sense (Eric Atkins was in the top five, as was Rion Brown), so I ditched them. Good job, good effort Win Shares but you aren't there yet.

These are mostly offensive stats, with some basic defensive stuff like defensive rebounding, steals and blocks.

Note: All columns are sortable just click on the header

Player eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg
T.J. Warren 0.553 10.2 10 10.1 7.1 3.2 1.9 11.2 35.5 112.8
Jabari Parker 0.473 14.6 23.6 19 5.7 2.0 4.6 13.1 31.4 109.5
Lamar Patterson 0.477 4.1 13.1 8.7 29.9 2.7 1 14.8 30.4 109.7
K.J. McDaniels 0.484 9.4 15.6 12.6 12.4 2.3 8.2 13.6 28.5 110.8
C.J. Fair 0.435 4.5 16.4 10.3 6.2 1.5 2.9 9.3 26.4 101.4
Olivier Hanlan 0.53 1.5 8.8 5.3 19.3 1.3 0.3 12.5 26.2 118.2
James M. McAdoo 0.466 11.5 15.4 13.5 10.7 2.2 2.7 8.8 25.3 105.8
Rion Brown 0.529 4.1 14.7 9.4 12.4 1.1 0.6 7.3 25.1 119
Aaron Thomas 0.489 4.4 11.4 8.2 13 1.9 0.8 12.7 24.1 116.3
Dezmine Wells 0.515 2.3 10.7 6.5 15.9 2.2 1.8 16 23.9 116.4
Malcolm Brogdon 0.511 4.3 16.9 10.8 21.1 2.7 0.2 7.2 23.6 128.7
Rodney Hood 0.538 1.9 10.5 6.1 12.8 1.4 0.7 8.9 23.5 117.3
Joe Harris 0.528 2.2 7.6 5 21.5 2.9 1.3 8.1 23.3 118.5
Seth Allen 0.509 2.3 6.1 4.2 21 1.8 0.9 13 23.1 111.6
Okaro White 0.541 7.8 15.9 12.2 5 1.6 3.7 12.9 21.9 119.5
Eric Atkins 0.502 2.6 5 3.8 25.4 1.8 0.5 12.5 21.8 110.4
Talib Zanna 0.538 14.6 19.8 17.2 2.3 1.2 3.3 12.5 21.6 121
Marcus Paige 0.519 1.2 7.6 4.4 25.4 2.5 0.5 12.8 21.3 119.4
Tyler Ennis 0.456 2.5 8.3 5.3 31.4 2.7 0.7 14.1 21.1 112.3


Traditional Stats 

Just for comparison's sake

Player FG% 2P% 3P% FT% TRB AST STL BLK TOV PTS
T.J. Warren 0.519 0.556 0.357 0.68 6.1 0.9 1.8 0.6 2.7 24.5
Olivier Hanlan 0.449 0.518 0.364 0.814 3 2.9 0.8 0.1 2.1 17.8
Lamar Patterson 0.395 0.42 0.364 0.747 4.8 4.6 1.5 0.3 2.9 17.5
K.J. McDaniels 0.444 0.532 0.254 0.818 7.6 1.6 1.2 2.7 2.5 17.1
Jabari Parker 0.441 0.485 0.286 0.718 9.7 0.8 1.0 1.4 2.4 16.9
C.J. Fair 0.414 0.443 0.262 0.71 6.7 1.1 0.9 0.8 1.8 16.2
Rion Brown 0.438 0.529 0.352 0.721 5.5 1.6 0.6 0.2 1.1 15.9
Marcus Paige 0.42 0.46 0.383 0.828 2.9 4.9 1.5 0.2 2.1 15.8
Rodney Hood 0.441 0.457 0.423 0.778 3.4 2.1 0.8 0.2 1.4 15.5
Dezmine Wells 0.494 0.549 0.241 0.823 3.6 2.4 1.2 0.5 2.4 15.3
Malcolm Brogdon 0.452 0.463 0.423 0.903 5.8 3 1.4 0.1 1 15
Aaron Thomas 0.422 0.425 0.417 0.866 4.6 2 1.1 0.2 1.9 14.9
Eric Atkins 0.425 0.488 0.347 0.62 2.4 5.1 1.1 0.2 2 14.4
James M. McAdoo 0.466 0.466 0.47 7.6 1.6 1.2 0.8 1.4 13.8
Okaro White 0.514 0.581 0.258 0.767 6.4 0.7 0.8 1.1 1.6 13.3
Talib Zanna 0.538 0.543 0 0.659 8.8 0.4 0.6 0.9 1.6 13.1
Seth Allen 0.4 0.457 0.362 0.756 2.3 3 0.9 0.3 1.8 13.1
Tyler Ennis 0.415 0.43 0.366 0.75 3.4 5.7 1.5 0.2 2.1 12.6
Joe Harris 0.405 0.368 0.433 0.617 2.2 2.6 1.2 0.3 0.9 11.5