Hoops Database for the People

Hoops Database for the People

Breitbart Sports unveils the most comprehensive database of the values of college basketball players available, allowing the reader to access all 4,250 players in Google Docs by clicking on the master scholarship table. For each team you can view the projected Value Add of each player on the current roster, as well as those who graduated or went pro last year, or are scheduled to take the court next year as a freshman or transfer.

The database also lists all “available” transfers and high school seniors at the bottom. Readers are invited to type in corrections or additions in the third column to show if an available player signed with a particular team. High School players with less than three stars from recruiting services, and other players who do not top a 0.00 Value Add, are often not listed.

The Value Add database of all players from 2003 through 2014 is a rating best explained by Sports Illustrated in this piece, and lauded by ESPN. A player’s Value Add indicates how many points a player improves his team’s scoring margin over if a good High Major bench player took his place.

While Value Add is a PRECISE measure of the player’s PAST value, the projections are simply a rough estimate of future performance based on the average improvement a player makes after his freshman, sophomore, and junior seasons. This was based on a study of 2,629 players in the Value Add database that played four seasons with the same school sometime between the 2003 and 2014 season.

Study of 2629 players Ave Value Add Projected improvement
Freshman 0.67 102%
Sophomore 1.35 31%
Junior 1.76 18%
Senior 2.09 0%

Players are never projected to improve more than 2.50 based on this table, but players who have been rated as NBA prospects can receive an alternate minimum projected Value Add based on their percent chance of making the NBA (also estimated in the database). 

The following are the players with the best 25 projected Value Add ratings for the coming season. 

Player Class Ht 2015 team Conf 2015 Rnk NBA % 2016 Team 2014 team
Delon Wright 4 Sr 6’5″ Utah P12 13.17 1 PG 60% Grad Utah
Fred Van Vleet 3 Jr 5’11” Wichita St. MVC 10.59 2 PG 75% Wichita St. Wichita St.
Frank Kaminsky 4 Sr 7’0 Wisconsin B10 10.20 3 C 50% Grad Wisconsin
Montrezl Harrell 3 Jr 6’8″ Louisville ACC 10.17 4 PF 87% Louisville Louisville
RJ Hunter 3 Jr 6’5″ Georgia St. SB 9.83 5 SG 77% Georgia St. Georgia St.
Briante Weber 4 Sr 6’2″ VCU A10 9.51 6 PG 17% Grad VCU
Michael Frazier 3 Jr 6’4″ Florida SEC 9.50 7 SG 75% Florida Florida
Perry Ellis 3 Jr 6’8″ Kansas B12 9.14 8 SF 74% Kansas Kansas
Marcus Paige 3 Jr 6’1″ North Carolina ACC 9.12 9 PG 81% North Carolina North Carolina
Jalan West 3 Jr 5’10” Northwestern St. Slnd 9.08 10     Northwestern St. Northwestern St.
Joseph Young 4 Sr 6’2″ Oregon P12 8.80 11     Grad Oregon
Willie Cauley-Stein 3 Jr 7’0 Kentucky SEC 8.62 12 C 89% Kentucky Kentucky
D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera 3 Jr 6’3″ Georgetown BE 8.58 13 SG 68% Georgetown Georgetown
Malcolm Brogdon 3 Jr 6’5″ Virginia ACC 8.26 14     Virginia Virginia
Bobby Portis 2 So 6’10” Arkansas SEC 8.25 15 PF 53% Arkansas Arkansas
Juwan Staten 4 Sr 6’1″ West Virginia B12 8.23 16 PG 17% Grad West Virginia
Ron Baker 3 Jr 6’3″ Wichita St. MVC 8.23 17 SG 72% Wichita St. Wichita St.
Josh Scott 3 Jr 6’10” Colorado P12 8.22 18 C 72% Colorado Colorado
Keifer Sykes 4 Sr 5’11” UW Green Bay Horz 8.17 19 PG 15% Grad Wisconsin Green Bay
Egidijus Mockevicius 3 Jr 6’10” Evansville MVC 8.11 20 C 69% Evansville Evansville
Aaron Harrison 2 So 6’6″ Kentucky SEC 7.98 21 SG 45% Kentucky Kentucky
Rayvonte Rice 4 Sr 6’4″ Illinois B10 7.95 22     Grad Illinois
Alan Williams 4 Sr 6’7″ UC Santa Barbara BW 7.95 23 C 16% Grad UC Santa Barbara
Larry Nance 4 Sr 6’8″ Wyoming MWC 7.72 24 PF 14% Grad Wyoming
Trevor Cooney 3 Jr 6’4″ Syracuse ACC 7.64 25     Syracuse Syracuse

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