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Wesley Johnson rated #9 by 3 GMs

From Chad Ford ESPN insider today:

 

"I talked to three NBA executives who use various forms of statistical analysis to rank their players to get a feel for what they're seeing. The GMs agreed to share their statistically based top-10 lists as long as I didn't disclose the team and as I long as I didn't divulge the statistical methods they were using.

I then aggregated those lists, and here's a look at what they came up with:

Metric-minded GMs' Top 10

Draft prospects as ranked by our three stat-head GMs.

Rank Player Team
1. DeMarcus Cousins Kentucky
2. Derrick Favors Georgia Tech
3. Evan Turner Ohio State
4. Greg Monroe Georgetown
5. John Wall Kentucky
6. Xavier Henry Kansas
7. Luke Babbitt Nevada
8. Al-Farouq Aminu Wake Forest
9. Wesley Johnson Syracuse
10. Ed Davis North Carolina"

 

It appears that Johnson's age was a major factor. Players entering the league over the age of 22 have a "poor track record in the NBA"

This is just the stats evaluation, doesn't mean they would draft them in this order, but it certainly carries alot of weight for these stats-focused GMs.

 

Interestingly, #9 is exactly where Johnson fell on Hollinger's player rater as well.

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