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Valued Add Bracketology: 9- to 12-seeds Based on Top Trios

Valued Add Bracketology: 9- to 12-seeds Based on Top Trios

The depth and balance of San Diego State, Virginia and St. Louis may get them very high seeds – however depth can be less important in the tournament where have three strong players can be more important to a run. If bids were handed out just based on which teams had the best trio of players at www.valueaddbasketball.com, then those three teams would drop all the way to 11- or 12-seeds. A team happy to be on this list is Wyoming – as Breitbart Sports All-American Larry Nance leads a trio that would make them worthy of a 9-seed for a 3-on-3 tournament.

Michigan was the Value Add preseason No. 1 team before losing All-American Mitch McGary for the season.  Nik Stauskas has done an incredible job as one of the Top 30 in the country, but for Michigan to continue it’s great conference run into the tournament they will need Glenn Robinson to play consistently like an All-American.

When picking brackets, watch these lists for injuries. Colorado has a strong team, but Spencer Dinwiddie looked like he would have an all-conference season until he went down with a season-ending injury. He accomplished so much in the games he played that he still ranks in the top 100 of all players for the year, but with him not available Colorado drops from their current 10-seed status.

The following are all of the 9-, 10-, 11- and 12-seeds if the tournament were based on the best trios in the game.

Seed/Rnk Fname/team Lname/conf Ht Value Add
12 Providence BE   10.46
49 Bryce Cotton .6-01 5.02
141 LaDontae Henton .6-06 3.79
562 Carson Desrosiers .7-00 1.65
         
Seed/Rnk Fname/team Lname/conf Ht Value Add
12 SMU Amer   10.67
84 Markus Kennedy .6-09 4.45
151 Nic Moore .5-09 3.72
326 Ben Moore .6-08 2.5
         
Seed/Rnk Fname/team Lname/conf Ht Value Add
12 Virginia ACC   10.85
56 Malcolm Brogdon .6-05 4.88
178 Joe Harris .6-06 3.49
330 Akil Mitchell .6-08 2.48
         
Seed/Rnk Fname/team Lname/conf Ht Value Add
12 West Virginia B12   10.55
15 Juwan Staten .6-01 6.32
384 Eron Harris .6-03 2.25
453 Nathan Adrian .6-09 1.98
         
Seed/Rnk Fname/team Lname/conf Ht Value Add
11 Gonzaga WCC   11.3
74 Kevin Pangos .6-02 4.62
107 Sam Dower .6-09 4.19
329 Gary Bell .6-01 2.49
         
Seed/Rnk Fname/team Lname/conf Ht Value Add
11 San Diego St. MWC   11.1
5 Xavier Thames .6-03 7.36
374 Josh Davis .6-08 2.3
650 Winston Shepard .6-08 1.44
         
Seed/Rnk Fname/team Lname/conf Ht Value Add
11 St. Louis A10   11.06
122 Rob Loe .6-11 3.99
154 Dwayne Evans .6-06 3.67
190 Jordair Jett .6-01 3.4
         
Seed/Rnk Fname/team Lname/conf Ht Value Add
11 Stephen F. Austin Slnd   11.25
39 Jacob Parker .6-06 5.31
125 Nikola Gajic .6-05 3.97
462 Thomas Walkup .6-04 1.97
         
Seed/Rnk Fname/team Lname/conf Ht Value Add
10 Arizona St. P12   11.62
41 Jordan Bachynski .7-02 5.27
132 Shaquielle McKissic .6-05 3.9
334 Jermaine Marshall .6-04 2.45
         
Seed/Rnk Fname/team Lname/conf Ht Value Add
10 Clemson ACC   11.56
9 KJ McDaniels .6-06 7.07
297 Landry Nnoko .6-10 2.65
505 Rod Hall .6-01 1.84
         
Seed/Rnk Fname/team Lname/conf Ht Value Add
10 Colorado P12   11.46
40 Josh Scott .6-10 5.3
86 Spencer Dinwiddie .6-06 4.41
530 Askia Booker .6-02 1.75
         
Seed/Rnk Fname/team Lname/conf Ht Value Add
10 Michigan B10   11.69
27 Nik Stauskas .6-06 5.74
251 Caris LeVert .6-06 2.98
252 Glenn Robinson .6-06 2.97
         
Seed/Rnk Fname/team Lname/conf Ht Value Add
9 Florida St. ACC   12.16
57 Aaron Thomas .6-05 4.86
104 Okaro White .6-08 4.24
239 Ian Miller .6-03 3.06
         
Seed/Rnk Fname/team Lname/conf Ht Value Add
9 Iowa B10   11.7
76 Aaron White .6-09 4.57
92 Roy Devyn Marble .6-06 4.34
280 Jarrod Uthoff .6-09 2.79
         
Seed/Rnk Fname/team Lname/conf Ht Value Add
9 Iowa St. B12   12.12
87 Melvin Ejim .6-06 4.4
127 Dustin Hogue .6-06 3.95
145 DeAndre Kane .6-04 3.77
         
Seed/Rnk Fname/team Lname/conf Ht Value Add
9 Wyoming MWC   11.91
6 Larry Nance .6-08 7.21
272 Derek Cooke .6-09 2.81
488 Riley Grabau .6-02 1.89

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