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Big East Basketball Preview: Desperate for a Sweet 16 Team

Big East Basketball Preview: Desperate for a Sweet 16 Team

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After three straight Sweet 16s, Marquette collapsed and the conference did not have a single Sweet 16 team last season. Longtime Duke assistant Steve Wojciechowski already has a top-five recruit in a quest to bring MU back, but Villanova or Georgetown likely need to improve for a Big East chance at a Big East Sweet 16 team this year. The team rankings and top 20 players based on www.valueaddbasketball.com follow:

Rankings of Big East Teams

19, Villanova, 31.64

31, Georgetown, 25.97

45, Providence, 22.68

46, Xavier, 22.11

52, St. John’s, 20.34

59, Butler, 18.92

76, Seton Hall, 15.44

85, Marquette, 14.46

115, Creighton, 11.17

142, DePaul, 8.37

Average Top 10, 19.11 (6th best total)

 

Natl rnk Player (Team) Ht 2015 Value
18 D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Georgetown) 6’3″ 8.58
89 JayVaughn Pinkston (Villanova) 6’7″ 5.92
96 Josh Hart (Villanova) 6’5″ 5.84
100 Isaiah Whitehead (Seton Hall) 6’4″ 5.70
118 LaDontae Henton (Providence) 6’6″ 5.52
123 D’Angelo Harrison (St. John’s) 6’4″ 5.50
139 Kellen Dunham (Butler) 6’6″ 5.30
146 Matt Stainbrook (Xavier) 6’10” 5.26
147 Chris Obekpa (St. John’s) 6’9″ 5.25
158 Darrun Hilliard (Villanova) 6’6″ 5.18
169 Ryan Arcidiacono (Villanova) 6’3″ 5.10
172 Kris Dunn (Providence) 6’3″ 5.05
184 Tyler Harris (Providence) 6’9″ 4.95
188 Daniel Ochefu (Villanova) 6’11” 4.91
236 Rysheed Jordan (St. John’s) 6’4″ 4.58
269 Isaac Copeland (Georgetown) 6’9″ 4.30
278 Andrew Chrabascz (Butler) 6’7″ 4.18
299 Billy Garrett (DePaul) 6’5″ 4.00
324 Alex Barlow (Butler) 5’11” 3.71
358 Deonte Burton (Marquette) 6’4″ 3.36


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