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All-Conference Teams from the Mid Majors

All-Conference Teams from the Mid Majors

Like Division III Schools, the Ivy League offers no scholarships. Yet the conference has clearly risen to the status of “mid major,” as one of seven conferences that can go toe-to-toe with the seven power conferences.

Columbia just gave Kentucky a scare. Yale has already stunned UConn for state bragging rights. Harvard has a potential Sweet 16 team and Player of the Year in Wesley Saunders, who has a Value Add rating of 10.87, meaning he would be worth almost 11 points per game no matter how good his level of competition. 

Below are the several all-conference teams for each of the mid-major conferences.

The top two mid majors are the Atlantic 10 and the West Coast Conference–who can both make the case that they are actually better than the American Athletic Conference based on www.kenpom.com

Kevin Pangos has the fourth best Value Add at 11.48, meaning he is worth over 11 points to Gonzaga, which looks like an Elite 8 team. BYU has had some disappointing near misses. But has the talent to be a solid NCAA team. 

VCU has also dropped three games after the disappointing first-round exit from the tournament, but can use havoc to threaten anyone. Wichita State has two guards in the top-50 players in the country and could be a national contender.

Here are the early all-conference teams for all seven Mid-Major Conferences:

Conf Pos Early All-Conference Team Value Add Rnk
A10 PG 2 Briante Weber VCU 7.64 56
A10 SG 32 Melvin Johnson VCU 6.81 82
A10 SF 22 Micah Mason Duquesne 8.95 24
A10 PF 10 T.J. Cline Richmond 7.29 65
A10 C 33 Alonzo Nelson-Ododa Richmond 8.22 38
Horz PG 25 Steve McWhorter Milwaukee 7.59 60
Horz PG 24 Keifer Sykes Green Bay 5.95 122
Horz PG 3 Trey Lewis Cleveland St. 4.54 258
Horz SF 32 Joe Thomasson Wright St. 4.92 220
Horz PF 25 Alec Peters Valparaiso 5.86 129
Ivy PG 20 Javier Duren Yale 5.68 143
Ivy SG 12 Maodo Lo Columbia 4.61 254
Ivy SF 23 Wesley Saunders Harvard 10.87 6
Ivy SF 0 Kyle Castlin Columbia 6.16 110
Ivy PF 30 Hans Brase Princeton 4.11 307
MAC PG 1 Mike Talley Eastern Michigan 4.68 243
MAC SG 23 Derek Jackson Kent St. 6.84 78
MAC SF 2 Connar Tava Western Michigan 5.85 131
MAC PF 1 Tucker Haymond Western Michigan 5.47 160
MAC C 53 Nathan Boothe Toledo 5.46 163
MVC PG 23 Fred Van Vleet Wichita St. 7.92 47
MVC SG 31 Ron Baker Wichita St. 9.56 15
MVC SF 11 Marcus Marshall Missouri St. 7.88 50
MVC PF 33 Sean O’Brien Southern Illinois 5.74 137
MVC C 55 Egidijus Mockevicius Evansville 7.16 70
MWC PG 14 Josh Adams Wyoming 6.58 95
MWC SG 33 Deshawn Delaney New Mexico 5.01 214
MWC SF 34 Chris Smith Utah St. 5.64 148
MWC PF 22 Larry Nance Wyoming 7.99 46
MWC C 14 Jalen Moore Utah St. 6.82 80
WCC PG 4 Kevin Pangos Gonzaga 11.48 4
WCC SG 1 Johnny Dee San Diego 7.63 58
WCC SG 5 Gary Bell Gonzaga 6.45 98
WCC SF 3 Tyler Haws BYU 5.04 211
WCC C 11 Domantas Sabonis Gonzaga 5.53 155

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