Top 100 College Hoops Players

The votes are in from Rob Dauster (NBC Sports), Ken Pomeroy, Eamonn Brennan (ESPN), CJ Moore (Bleacher Report), Daniel Dickey (The Sporting News), Tim Letcher (Rant Sports), the Wooden Selection Committee, the NBA Draft Projectors, and me (Value Add Basketball)—and here are the top 100 players in the country.

OK, we didn’t all get together and hash this out—but all have ranked players recently. We took each ranking (which can be found by clicking on the link above), and gave 50 points for a first place vote, 49 for second place, etc. We had to use a little improvising as Value Add is the only system that actually ranks all the players in order—so I will explain the specifics below, but first here are the top 100 player in college basketball this year based on this consensus of basketball experts.

Con Player Team Tot NBC Pom ESPN BR TSN Rant NBA ValA
1 Kaminsky, Frank 44 Wisconsin 384 49 50 49 49 50 50 41 46
2 Wright, Delon 55 Utah 373 46 49 48 48 49 50 33 50
3 Okafor, Jahlil 15 Duke 371 50 48 50 50 48 50 50 25
4 Cauley-Stein, Willie 15 Kentucky 347 41 35 40 44 42 50 46 49
5 Anderson, Justin 1 Virginia 314 45 28 47 45 41 50 29 29
6 Russell, D’Angelo 0 Ohio St. 304 47 42 35 37 50 48 45
7 Wiltjer, Kyle 33 Gonzaga 286 46 43 46 46 33 50 22
8 Johnson, Stanley 5 Arizona 266 44 47 40 38 50 47
9 Towns, Karl-Anthony 12 Kentucky 248 46 40 20 45 49 48
10 Grant, Jerian 22 Notre Dame 231 48 40 47 28 28 40
11 Hield, Buddy 24 Oklahoma 226 30 41 41 31 50 33
12 Baker, Ron 31 Wichita St. 220 30 31 40 40 50 11 18
13 Portis, Bobby 10 Arkansas 206 30 6 40 31 50 35 14
14 Rozier, Terry 0 Louisville 192 8 33 38 50 21 42
15 Boatright, Ryan 11 Connecticut 178 30 38 40 50 20
16 Trimble, Melo 2 Maryland 174 42 40 42 50
17 Tuttle, Seth 10 Northern Iowa 169 45 43 47 34
18 Harrell, Montrezl 24 Louisville 159 40 32 50 36 1
19 Pangos, Kevin 4 Gonzaga 153 30 20 50 12 41
20 Niang, Georges 31 Iowa St. 153 43 40 20 50
21 White, Aaron 30 Iowa 127 7 29 34 20 37
22 Christmas, Rakeem 25 Syracuse 127 30 20 30 24 23
23 Gill, Anthony 13 Virginia 126 44 40 39 3
24 Waldow, Brad 0 St. Mary’s 123 30 34 37 22
25 Staten, Juwan 3 West Virginia 120 30 40 50
26 Nance, Larry 22 Wyoming 104 30 40 34
27 Jones, Tyus 5 Duke 102 50 31 21
28 Booker, Devin 1 Kentucky 94 25 45 24
29 Harrison, D’Angelo 11 St. John’s 90 40 50
30 Dunn, Kris 3 Providence 88 36 44 8
31 VanVleet, Fred 23 Wichita St. 88 21 29 38
32 Johnson, Dakari 44 Kentucky 85 26 36 23
33 Payton, Gary 1 Oregon St. 85 21 17 47
34 Harrison, Aaron 2 Kentucky 80 16 21 43
35 Mickey, Jordan 25 Louisiana St. 80 30 50
36 Caffey, Michael 5 Long Beach St. 79 40 39
37 Graham, Treveon 21 VCU 75 39 36
38 Turner, Myles 52 Texas 65 23 42
39 Lee, Damion 14 Drexel 63 32 31
40 Marks, Derrick 2 Boise St. 62 43 19
41 Hollis-Jefferson, Rondae 23 Arizona 57 25 32
42 Payne, Cameron 1 Murray St. 54 26 15 13
43 Dekker, Sam 15 Wisconsin 54 17 37
44 Meeks, Kennedy 3 North Carolina 53 35 18
45 Layman, Jake 10 Maryland 52 28 24
46 Henton, LaDontae 23 Providence 52 30 22
47 Harrison, Shaquille 3 Tulsa 52 32 20
48 Yogi Ferrell, Kevin 11 Indiana 50 50
49 Hunter, R.J. 22 Georgia St. 49 23 26
50 Walden, Corey 2 Eastern Kentucky 44 44
51 Looney, Kevon 5 UCLA 44 44
52 Winslow, Justise 12 Duke 43 43
53 Gathers, Rico 2 Baylor 42 30 12
54 Oubre, Kelly 12 Kansas 40 40
55 Upshaw, Robert 24 Washington 39 39
56 Randle, Chasson 5 Stanford 39 39
57 Lyles, Trey 41 Kentucky 38 38
58 Hewitt, Jelani 5 Georgia Southern 36 36
59 Forte, Phil 13 Oklahoma St. 35 35
60 Poeltl, Jakob 42 Utah 35 5 30
61 Mason, Frank 0 Kansas 34 27 7
62 Alexander, Cliff 2 Kansas 34 34
63 Pierre, Dyshawn 21 Dayton 33 33
64 Pointer, Sir’Dominic 15 St. John’s 32 32
65 Collinsworth, Kyle 5 Brigham Young 30 30
66 Martin, Jarell 1 Temple 30 30
67 Young, Joseph 3 Oregon 30 30
68 Holmes, Jonathan 10 Texas 30 30
69 Tarpey, Terry 25 William & Mary 30 30
70 Haws, Tyler 3 Brigham Young 30 30
71 Smith-Rivera, D’Vauntes 4 Georgetown 28 28
72 LeVert, Caris 23 Michigan 27 27
73 Hawkins, Corey 3 UC Davis 27 27
74 Randolph, Levi 20 Alabama 26 26
75 Wood, Christian 5 UNLV 25 25
76 Paige, Marcus 5 North Carolina 25 25
77 Brogdon, Malcolm 15 Virginia 24 18 6
78 Brimah, Amida 35 Connecticut 22 22
79 Ellis, Perry 34 Kansas 20 20
80 Vaughn, Rashad 1 UNLV 19 19
81 Pinkston, JayVaughn 22 Villanova 19 19
82 McConnell, T.J. 4 Arizona 17 15 2
83 Sabonis, Domantas 11 Gonzaga 17 14 3
84 Ulis, Tyler 3 Kentucky 17 13 4
85 Spangler, Ryan 0 Oklahoma 17 17
86 Frazier, J.J. 30 Georgia 16 16
87 Jones, Damian 30 Vanderbilt 16 16
88 Dee, Johnny 1 San Diego 15 15
89 Wallace, Tyrone 3 California 14 14
90 Kalinoski, Tyler 4 Davidson 13 13
91 Moore, Nic 11 SMU 12 12
92 Taylor, Brandon 11 Utah 11 11
93 Prince, Taurean 21 Baylor 10 10
94 Gibbs, Sterling 4 Seton Hall 10 10
95 Brown, Anthony 21 Stanford 10 10
96 Johnson, Brice 11 North Carolina 9 9
97 McKinney, Mikh 10 Sacramento St. 9 9
98 Blackmon, James 1 Indiana 8 8
99 Jackson, Justin 44 North Carolina 7 7
100 McCullough, Chris 5 Syracuse 6 6

As for the specifics of each voter:

Rob Dauster (NBC Sports)—NBC Sports rates the top 10—scored 50 to 41—and then he lists others in consideration. So. we gave them all 30 points (1st place Jahlil Okafor).

Ken Pomeroy—the only purely statistical rating except for Value Add. www.kenpom.com actually just lists the top 10 in the country, so we estimated his top 50 by taking his top player in his top conference as the next best player, then top player in his second best conference, etc. (1st place Frank Kaminsky).

Eamonn Brennan (ESPN)—ESPN listed a top 5, scored 50 to 46, and then listed others who we gave 40 points each. (1st place, Okafor)

CJ Moore (Bleacher Report)—Bleacher Report counted through the top 25 (scored 50 to 26) and then listed five honorable mentions, so we gave them all 20 points (1st place, Okafor).

Daniel Dickey (The Sporting News)—TSN counted through the top 25 (scored 50 to 26) and then listed a few who had dropped out, and where they rated, so we scored them 24, 23, etc. though we were missing some numbers above those who had dropped out (1st place, Frank Kaminsky).

Tim Letcher (Rant Sports)—The easiest place to give the actual Wooden Selection Committee picks was in combination with Rant Sports, which listed the top five snubs. In this column, we gave all 25 of the mid-season Wooden watch lists 50 points each, and then scored Rant’s five snubs 25 to 21 (all 25 Wooden Selections listed as tied for 1st place).

The NBA Draft Projectors—We monitor draft news and projections for a likely draft order, and gave the projected No. 1 pick 50 points, etc. (1st place as likely 1st draft pick in Okafor).

My Value Add Basketball rankings of all 4000+ players were updated Tuesday, and I updated the top 50 in this story. The 50 listed in that story and at www.valueaddbasketball.com were scored 50-49, etc. (1st place is Delon Wright).

Value Add still shows Wright in 1st place. Okafor is ranked 1st by four of the seven, but Kaminsky grabs the other two first place votes and is first overall.


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