Well, Mplax’s post got me thinking about specific backcourt prospects that our wolves will likely be taking a look at come draft time and I thought that I would put together a summary of the current season information for your perusal. Thanks to Rascal Flatts for the Draft Express link that made this all possible.
The information is broken down into four sections. Shooting accuracy, Stat Stuffers, Efficiency and Defensive Impact.
|Basic Statistics Per 40 Pace Adjusted|
On Average, it appears that Henry is the most consistently accurate shooter from the floor in that he hits 50% or greater of his shots from the field and a respectable 84% from the line. Wes and Wall are next in line, but I would give the nod to Wall simply because how Wes is performing is just so far above all of his historical averages. It should be noted that Wes has had a year off and may have really worked on improving his game. Turner, prior to this year has averaged about 35% from 3, which considering his overall game may be good enough. Ebanks on the other hand isn’t really a shooter. He can drive and get contact, but that is really his only strong suit.
Shooting wise I would rank them Henry, Wall, Wes, Turner and Ebanks.
Given the lack of shooting talent on the wolves, I would say the one that really sticks out here is Ebanks as a poor fit.
|Basic Statistics Per 40 Pace Adjusted|
To a certain extent I would ignore the turnovers from Turner and Wall. Turner will be a 2/3 and not have to initiate the offense half as much, whereas right now he is playing the point. Wall is a freshman who is playing a lot. Enough said. Outside of that, Johnson is a good rebounder…which makes Turner unbelievable. The man is a triple double threat in any given game. He has decent steal and blocks for a perimeter player and is a good facilitator as well. Wes comes in second here with being a solid rebounder, pretty good assist rate considering his position, which tells me that he is selective on when he takes his shot and will gladly pass. He has the second best Steal rate and the best block rate amongst the perimeter players. Ebanks is by far chasing Turner and Johnsons coattails.
As far as Wall and Henry go, they are freshmen and are putting up very good numbers all things considered. Wall is better, but Henry isn’t exactly worlds behind.
Stats wise, I would rank them Turner, Wall, Wes, Henry and Ebanks.
|Player Info||Shooting Ratios|
The thing that really pops out here is the Pts/Play where Wes and Henry are significantly better than the field. Turner and Wall are right on par, which doesn’t surprise me because they carry a huge responsibility with their teams and are their team’s best players and need to perform in order to do well. Both Johnson and Henry work within the flow of the offense and have the luxury of picking and choosing their spots, which to their credit they seem to do a nice job of. Outside of this, Wes has the best Block and A/TO rate, the best Ast/FGA for the wing players and the second best steal rate behind Wall (who is unbelievable in this regard).
Based upon efficiency, I would rank them Wes, Wall, Henry, Turner and Ebanks.
|Player Info||Passing Ratios||Defensive Ratios|
Three players stick out here. Turner, Ebanks and Wes are each about twice as significant to their teams in terms of rebounding, Blocked shots and steals as a % of team totals. Off the top of my head, I would attribute this to their added experience.
Long story short, I would rank them Turner, Ebanks, Wes, Henry and Wall.
Overall that would leave a composite ranking of Turner, Wes, Wall, Henry and Ebanks. All things considered, we can all agree that Wall moves to the head of the class considering he is much younger and barring some monumental slide or tragedy will go #1. Turner gets the nod over Wes because he came out on top in two categories, whereas Wes only won one. I am not sure how to account for Henry because he has performed very well considering he is a freshman. He may be worth putting into the same group as Turner and Wes because he was really close and likely has a higher upside considering his age. Anyways, hope the stats are helpful.