New Value Add Rankings Point to Bracket Winners

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Before filling in the March Madness bracket stuck in front of you next Monday, check www.valueaddbasketball.com, which dominated President Obama’s last March Madness bracket, and last year picked the Gonzaga-UNC final and that Sindarius Thornwell was the nation’s best player before he shocked the basketball world by leading South Carolina to the Final Four.

Click here for the 6th Annual Value Add Basketball All-American team, which debuted on Breitbart Sports on February 20, 2013 (see explanation and national stories on Value Add here).

Before we get to the new top 50, let’s go through the nine teams with three stars.

Key: The team is followed by their total team Value Add ranking, so Villanova (45.46) and Virginia (45.45) are virtually tied and way ahead of Marquette’s 28.75). Then the rank of each player in the top 4 percent of all players are listed with their rank from the database here).

Only three teams have four bona fide stars, and they are all contenders for the title.

Villanova 45.46 Team Value Add. Top 160 players and rank: 7, Mikal Bridges; 18, Jalen Brunson; 111, Donte DiVincenzo; 144, Omari Spellman.

Duke 42.80 Team Value Add. Top 160 players and rank: 19, Marvin Bagley; 24, Wendell Carter; 53, Grayson Allen; 140, Gary Trent.

Purdue 42.49 Team Value Add. Top 160 players and rank: 22, Dakota Mathias; 26, Carsen Edwards; 56, Vincent Edwards; 102, Isaac Haas.

Three other teams have 3 Stars and add lots of balance to be contenders.

Virginia 45.45 Team Value Add. Top 160 players and rank: 17, Devon Hall; 63, Isaiah Wilkins; 64, Ty Jerome.

Michigan St. 40.46 Team Value Add. Top 160 players and rank: 39, Cassius Winston; 65, Miles Bridges; 113, Jaren Jackson.

Texas Tech 36.54 Team Value Add. Top 160 players and rank: 25, Keenan Evans; 38, Zhaire Smith; 151, Jarrett Culver.

The final three teams with three stars are not balanced and hoping their trios can just carry them to a tournament bid.

Penn St. 31.90 Team Value Add. Top 160 players and rank: 79, Tony Carr; 82, Mike Watkins; 148, Josh Reaves.

Davidson 31.51 Team Value Add. Top 160 players and rank: 35, Peyton Aldridge; 143, Kellan Grady; 158, Jon Axel Gudmundsson.

Marquette 28.75 Team Value Add. Top 160 players and rank: 40, Sam Hauser; 81, Andrew Rowsey; 152, Markus Howard.

Here are the top 50 players Sunday morning – one week before Selection Sunday results in bids. Their Value add in the Point Value they have to a team over a replacement player.

Rank Top Players Team Pos Point Value
1 Jock Landale Saint Mary’s C 11.38
2 Deandre Ayton Arizona C 11.26
3 Gary Clark Cincinnati PF 10.69
4 Dean Wade Kansas St. C 10.53
5 Yante Maten Georgia PF 10.10
6 Keita Bates-Diop Ohio St. PF 10.06
7 Mikal Bridges Villanova SF 10.06
8 Trae Young Oklahoma PG 9.99
9 Marcquise Reed Clemson SG-PG 9.93
10 Jevon Carter West Virginia PG 9.92
11 Juwan Morgan Indiana C 9.56
12 John Konchar Fort Wayne SF-PF 9.54
13 James Thompson Eastern Michigan C 9.53
14 Luke Maye North Carolina C 9.47
15 Trevon Bluiett Xavier SF 9.39
16 Devonte’ Graham Kansas PG 9.38
17 Devon Hall Virginia PG 9.37
18 Jalen Brunson Villanova PG 9.25
19 Marvin Bagley Duke PF 9.17
20 Jonathan Stark Murray St. SG 8.98
21 Jeff Roberson Vanderbilt PF 8.98
22 Dakota Mathias Purdue SF 8.92
23 Mohamed Bamba Texas C 8.89
24 Wendell Carter Duke C 8.86
25 Keenan Evans Texas Tech PG 8.86
26 Carsen Edwards Purdue PG 8.41
27 Dylan Windler Belmont SF-PF 8.28
28 Ethan Happ Wisconsin C 8.12
29 Elijah Bryant BYU SF 8.04
30 Reid Travis Stanford PF-C 7.95
31 Anthony Cowan Maryland PG 7.94
32 Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF 7.93
33 Tyler Davis Texas A&M C 7.92
34 Daryl Macon Arkansas PG 7.85
35 Peyton Aldridge Davidson PF 7.84
36 Allonzo Trier Arizona SG 7.83
37 Jerome Robinson Boston College SG 7.80
38 Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SF 7.79
39 Cassius Winston Michigan St. PG 7.79
40 Sam Hauser Marquette PF 7.76
41 Mike Daum South Dakota St. C 7.64
42 Michael Oguine Montana SG 7.64
43 Donta Hall Alabama C 7.64
44 Justin Bibbins Utah PG 7.63
45 TJ Shorts UC Davis PG 7.59
46 Tookie Brown Georgia Southern PG 7.57
47 Jordan Howard Central Arkansas SF 7.55
48 Moritz Wagner Michigan C 7.52
49 Kenrich Williams TCU SF-PF 7.52
50 CJ Massinburg Buffalo SF 7.51

 

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