Oklahoma Sooners, Already Fielding Nation’s Best Football Player, Boast Best Basketball Player, Too

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Thursday the Associated Press named Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield the best football player in the country, and hours later Value Add Basketball calculated that Oklahoma’s Trae Young ranks as the top basketball player in the country.

He is worth an extra 12.02 points per game over a replacement player.

Oklahoma’s Blake Griffin (2009) and Buddy Hield (2016) both ranked as the second-best college player this season in the all-time data base. Mayfield is almost assured to receive the Heisman Trophy this weekend before leading Oklahoma into the College Football Semifinal game against Georgia.

Mikal Bridges leads Villanova as the best team in college basketball so far by improving the Wildcats by 11.66 points per game at Value Add Basketball. The Wildcast boast the only one-two punch in the Top 25 listed below with Jalen Brunson ranking as the 16th most valuable player.

SeasonRnk Player Ht Class Team Value Add
1 Trae Young #11 6’2″ Fr Oklahoma 12.02
2 Mikal Bridges #25 6’7″ Jr Villanova 11.66
3 Jevon Carter #2 6’2″ Sr West Virginia 11.36
4 Deandre Ayton #13 7’1″ Fr Arizona 10.99
5 DJ Hogg #1 6’9″ Jr Texas A&M 10.85
6 Jordan McLaughlin #11 6’1″ Sr USC 10.48
7 Nick King #5 6’7″ Sr Middle Tennessee 10.37
8 Luke Maye #32 6’8″ Jr North Carolina 10.19
9 Nick Weiler-Babb #1 6’5″ Jr Iowa St. 10.15
10 Shamorie Ponds #2 6’1″ So St. John’s 9.98
11 Tyus Battle #25 6’6″ So Syracuse 9.93
12 Kevin Hervey #25 6’7″ Sr UT Arlington 9.91
13 Gary Clark #11 6’8″ Sr Cincinnati 9.72
14 Dakota Mathias #31 6’4″ Sr Purdue 9.67
15 Bonzie Colson #35 6’6″ Sr Notre Dame 9.64
16 Jalen Brunson #1 6’2″ Jr Villanova 9.62
17 Marvin Bagley #35 6’11” Fr Duke 9.47
18 Jordan Murphy #3 6’6″ Jr Minnesota 9.45
19 Dean Wade #32 6’10” Jr Kansas St. 9.37
20 Kenrich Williams #34 6’7″ Sr TCU 9.22
21 Justinian Jessup #3 6’6″ So Boise St. 9.21
22 Taylor Funk #33 6’9″ Fr Saint Joseph’s 9.19
23 Zach Thomas #23 6’7″ Sr Bucknell 9.06
24 Jock Landale #34 6’11” Sr Saint Mary’s 9.02
25 Malik Benlevi #2 6’5″ Jr Georgia St. 9.02

 

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