Post by WorcesterGray on Dec 10, 2017 9:11:01 GMT -5
Thought it would interesting to start tracking the top freshmen around the conference. Limited to players logging over 100 minutes, through December 9th. Listed in order of minutes, broken into three equal groups. Per game averages for points, assists, rebounds (minimum 1.0 for all categories) - leaders in bold - and RoW award(s). Additions/corrections, please.
CALEB GREEN (HC), 5-10 G. 312m, 11.3p, 2.8a, 2.8r. RoW Isaiah Hart (LOY), 5-11 G. 253m, 10.4p, 3.2a, 2.1r Jordan Burns (COL), 6-0 G. 237m, 12.0p, 2.8a, 1.8r. RoW James Karnik (LEH), 6-9 C. 235m, 8.2p, 6.6r Jimmy Sotos (BUCK), 6-3 G. 220m, 6.5p, 2.1a, 2.3r. RoW
Jesse Little (AU), 6-10 F. 212m, 4.3p, 1.5a, 4.5r E.J. Stephens (LAF), 6-3 G. 210m, 7.8p, 3.0r Justin Jaworski (LAF), 6-1 G. 202m, 13.7p, 1.0a, 2.1r. RoW Javante McCoy (BU), 6-5 G. 196m, 8.9p, 2.3a, 2.3r Caleb Bennett (LEH), 6-5 G. 196m, 6.0p, 2.1r
Sam Iorio (AU), 6-5 F. 195m, 10.9p, 1.3a, 5.1r JACOB GRANDISON (HC), 6-6 F. 186m, 5.3p, 2.4r, 1.2a Alex Petrie (LAF), 6-3 G. 184m, 10.8p, 1.4r Walter Whyte (BU), 6-6 F. 174m, 7.0p, 1.6a, 3.9r Alex King (ARM), 6-8 F. 158m, 9.3p, 1.0a, 3.7r
OTHERS. Makarchuk, Bragg (AU); Faw, Niego (HC); Holcombe (LOY)
Post by WorcesterGray on Dec 23, 2017 9:03:14 GMT -5
The top freshmen around the conference, as the OOC ends. Limited to players logging over 200 minutes, through December 22nd. Listed in order of minutes per game, broken into three groups. Per game averages for points, assists, rebounds (minimum 1.0 for all categories) - leaders in bold - and RoW award(s). Additions/corrections, please.
CALEB GREEN (HC), 5-10 G. 34.5m, 10.5p, 2.6a, 2.6r . RoW Justin Jaworski (LAF), 6-1 G. 29.3m, 11.9p, 1.1a, 2.1r. RoW Sam Iorio (AU), 6-5 F. 28.8m, 10.1p, 5.3r, 1.2 Isaiah Hart (LOY), 5-11 G. 26.9m, 10.5p, 2.8a, 1.9r Caleb Bennett (LEH), 6-5 G. 26.5m, 5.8p, 2.0r
Jesse Little (AU), 6-10 F. 26.5m, 4.3p, 4.5r, 1.5a, Jordan Burns (COL), 6-0 G. 25.9m, 11.7p, 3.3a, 1.8r. RoW Javante McCoy (BU), 6-5 G. 24.6m, 8.5p, 2.2a, 2.0r James Karnik (LEH), 6-9 C. 24.1m, 8.5p, 7.0r Jimmy Sotos (BUCK), 6-3 G. 23.6m, 6.9p, 1.9a, 2.7r. RoW
E.J. Stephens (LAF), 6-3 G. 23.5m, 8.4p, 3.4r Walter Whyte (BU), 6-6 F. 21.5m, 7.1p, 3.7r, 1.3 Alex Petrie (LAF), 6-3 G. 20.4m, 10.4p, 1.7r JACOB GRANDISON (HC), 6-6 F. 19.7m, 5.6p, 2.2r, 1.0a
Post by WorcesterGray on Dec 23, 2017 9:46:56 GMT -5
Thanks for tracking the KenPom data, KY. Eye-balling the intersection of both lists, there seems to be a group of seven or eight that stand out to me at this point as All-Rookie Team worthy . In no particular order - Green, Sotos, Jaworski, Karnik, Iorio, Burns, Hart, and McCoy. As guys like Butler, Niego, King, Stephens, Petrie, and Whyte start to accumulate consistent and significant minutes, they will start to push their way into the conversation,too.
This is something I am actually trying to do with this thread. I continue to be hopeful about the trajectory of the program going forward, despite the disappointments of the OOC. I think we'll be significantly better next year than this. But we also have a tendency, as a group, to get a little solipsistic - Caleb Green is obviously the best freshman in the league, obviously there is no other group of freshman that can hold a candle to ours, obviously two guys who coached at Princeton can X and O rings around every other guy in the PL, obviously with everybody back in 2018-19 we will be the team to beat in the conference.
Being hopeful about our team is not inconsistent with acknowledging a few realities:
1. Other Patriot League teams have very good freshmen. 2. Other Patriot League teams return many of their best players next year. 3. Other Patriot League teams have good coaches.
I'd like to get bison137's comments on Jimmy Sotos who, stat-wise at least, appears to be off to a great start
Am very impressed by Sotos. There is no drop-off at all when Brown takes a breather and Sotos moves to the point. Has a great handle - either hand - and great court vision. He also has shown good ability to get to the rim and finish - but that is not his role this year.
I agree have watched a few Bucknell games and Sotos looks very good, in addition to good handle is an excellent shooter hitting 43% from three point land. At times it appears Bucknell is recruiting at a different level than the rest of the league, their senior class is as good as any since the origination of the PL.