Conference-Only PORPAG: Crazy Big Numbers Edition

[I'm not all dead yet.]

First, The Real Awards: Kalin Lucas made the second team in both sets of voting; Draymond Green made the third team on both lists.  Entirely reasonable placements for both.  The first team guys (Taylor, Moore, Leuer, Johnson, Sullinger for the coaches; Battle instead of Leuer for the media) were too darn tough to unseat for Lucas.

Delvon Roe made the all-defensive team, which is a very nice honor for him--and thoroughly deserved, given the way he defended some of the best scorers in the league, both on the perimeter and in the post.

No major quibbles with the picks overall, although I preferred Dylan's versionJeff Brooks probably got the biggest snub--failing to get above "honorable mention" level despite a sterling statistical profile playing for a team no one thought would get anywhere near contending for an NCAA bid (and dealing with a midseason injury to boot).  The numbers would have compelled me to vote for Jordan Taylor as Player of the Year (keep reading), but you can't really argue with the JaJuan Johnson selection.

Now, The Awkwardly-Acronymed Numbers: Read all about PORPAG here, here, here, and here.  Numbers are after the jump.  They're based on conference-only data and are calculated based on the traditional PORPAG parameters of 88 (replacement-level offensive rating) and 62 (pace).

Player Team Class OffRtg Poss% Minute% PORPAG
Jordan Taylor Wisconsin Jr 132.9 28.4 93.2 7.37
Talor Battle Penn State Sr 115.5 28.2 97.2 4.68
Jon Diebler Ohio State Sr 146.9 12.6 94.3 4.34
Jon Leuer Wisconsin Sr 113.8 30.3 85.0 4.12
Jared Sullinger Ohio State Fr 117.0 26.7 84.6 4.05
William Buford Ohio State Jr 123.6 21.4 84.3 3.98
JaJuan Johnson Purdue Sr 113.1 27.6 90.8 3.90
Keaton Nankivil Wisconsin Sr 132.0 17.7 79.1 3.82
Jeff Brooks Penn State Sr 122.7 21.2 82.2 3.76
E`Twaun Moore Purdue Sr 113.4 26.2 86.5 3.57
Michael Thompson Northwestern Sr 113.4 22.6 95.3 3.40
Kalin Lucas Michigan State Sr 107.7 28.3 87.4 3.01
Tim Hardaway Jr Michigan Fr 111.9 24.9 79.3 2.92
Trevor Mbakwe Minnesota Jr 112.4 23.1 83.1 2.90
Mike Davis Illinois Sr 115.9 18.6 86.9 2.80
Darius Morris Michigan So 103.7 31.5 87.6 2.68
Ryne Smith Purdue Jr 151.3 10.2 66.9 2.68
Demetri McCamey Illinois Sr 107.4 26.5 83.8 2.67
Josh Gasser Wisconsin Fr 135.9 12.2 70.8 2.57
Blake Hoffarber Minnesota Sr 110.1 20.7 89.6 2.54
Lewis Jackson Purdue Jr 114.1 21.7 70.3 2.47
David Lighty Ohio State Sr 110.1 21.4 84.4 2.46
Jordan Hulls Indiana So 111.8 19.8 84.3 2.46
Melsahn Basabe Iowa Fr 112.0 24.8 64.8 2.38
Zack Novak Michigan Jr 119.8 13.4 88.4 2.34
Jarryd Cole Iowa Sr 126.5 14.6 66.6 2.32
Draymond Green Michigan State Jr 106.0 25.6 78.0 2.23
David Jackson Penn State Sr 113.0 17.0 83.9 2.21
Matt Gatens Iowa Jr 109.0 18.3 87.0 2.08
Mike Tisdale Illinois Sr 110.4 19.6 65.4 1.78
John Shurna Northwestern Jr 103.0 23.4 76.6 1.66
Bill Cole Illinois Sr 129.2 11.0 55.7 1.56
Aaron Craft Ohio State Fr 104.6 19.0 78.3 1.53
Delvon Roe Michigan State Jr 116.5 14.5 59.6 1.53
Tim Jarmusz Wisconsin Sr 128.3 9.6 63.4 1.52
Jordan Morgan Michigan Fr 107.0 19.8 63.3 1.47
Victor Oladipo Indiana Fr 110.8 21.7 47.2 1.45
Jereme Richmond Illinois Fr 109.1 20.3 53.9 1.43
Christian Watford Indiana So 101.4 27.8 59.6 1.37
Verdell Jones III Indiana Jr 100.8 26.8 62.9 1.34
Ralph Sampson III Minnesota Jr 102.8 18.4 78.2 1.32
Brandon Paul Illinois So 102.3 24.7 57.1 1.25
Tim Frazier Penn State So 101.6 18.1 80.6 1.23
JerShon Cobb Northwestern Fr 103.0 18.1 71.0 1.19
Tom Pritchard Indiana Jr 126.8 9.3 49.8 1.11
Alex Marcotullio Northwestern So 110.3 15.0 53.4 1.11
Luke Mirkovic Northwestern Jr 100.2 22.0 59.9 1.00
Andrew Jones Penn State Sr 103.7 13.7 73.3 0.98
Rodney Williams Minnesota So 101.1 16.6 70.1 0.94
D.J. Byrd Purdue So 107.5 15.1 51.0 0.93
Mike Bruesewitz Wisconsin So 108.6 14.8 40.7 0.77
Drew Crawford Northwestern So 95.2 20.6 77.1 0.71
Stu Douglass Michigan Jr 97.4 14.3 80.1 0.67
Kelsey Barlow Purdue So 100.4 17.7 46.4 0.63
Will Sheehey Indiana Fr 99.7 19.6 41.1 0.59
D.J. Richardson Illinois So 97.6 15.0 63.1 0.56
Keith Appling Michigan State Fr 98.0 13.9 65.1 0.56
Terone Johnson Purdue Fr 98.7 16.9 47.1 0.53
Bryce Cartwright Iowa Jr 91.5 26.4 83.0 0.48
Evan Smotrycz Michigan Fr 96.0 19.7 43.9 0.43
Durrell Summers Michigan State Sr 92.7 20.1 70.8 0.41
Austin Hollins Minnesota Fr 93.5 18.1 41.4 0.25
Jeremiah Rivers Indiana Sr 89.6 15.4 58.1 0.09
Colton Iverson Minnesota Jr 84.3 20.6 47.8 (0.23)
Eric May Iowa So 83.6 17.3 52.1 (0.24)
Roy Devyn Marble Iowa Fr 79.7 21.1 50.8 (0.55)
Zach McCabe Iowa Fr 70.1 19.6 44.7 (0.97)

 

Bullets:

  • This was definitely the year of the offense.  Last season, there were four players with conference-only PORPAG above 3.50.  This season, there were ten.  (Note that all ten came from just four teams, though.)  Last year's Evan Turner would be 10th on the list above.
  • Despite that, Jordan Taylor was still a full head (or three) above the field.  Just an insane performance in Big Ten play.  Great scoring numbers (46.7% on threes, 43.8% FTR) and mathematically-impossible ball-handing figures (31.6 assist% vs. 7.3 TO%).
  • Seems like there's a larger number of high-efficiency/low-usage players this season, led by Jon Diebler. Even tougher to separate individual achievement from team performance/dynamics for those guys.
  • Could Jordan Taylor please seriously explore declaring for the NBA draft?  If he, Jared Sullinger, and William Buford all went pro, none of the top 12 players on the list would be back next year.
  • In that scenario, a .500 team returning three starters and adding a raft of talented perimeter players to replace the two graduating starters looks fairly competitive.
  • Of course, our friends in Ann Arbor would look even more competitive, with two of the top four three and four of the top fifteen players remaining on the list.
  • As for this season's MSU numbers, they really couldn't be any more dismal--outside of Lucas pushing back toward the top ten after still looking well below 100% when conference play started.  Only three guys above even the 1.00 mark.  And only five guys on the list at all (StatSheet has a 40% minute% cutoff).  Add it all up and you get a team tied for second-to-last in offensive efficiency in Big Ten play.  (On the positive, or at least less negative, side: Fourth in defensive efficiency--albeit well behind the top three.)
  • How about figuring out how to make those three Hawkeye players at the bottom of the list take as many shots as possible Thursday evening?
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