Brick Index Leaderboard: It's not even close

This is embarrassing, and it’s probably some sort of sign.  Here’s the conference leaderboard in Brick Index (BI), which is a quick measure of whether a player’s tendency to shoot the ball often is hurting the team:

Rank Team ## Player Name BI PER
1 HU 4 Cole Kee 8.3 2.64
2 ATU 3 Brandon Friedel 5.1 -5.97
3 SAU 5 Reggie Tims 5.0 2.34
4 DSU 11 Derrick White 4.8 12.02
5 DSU 33 Brian Jenkins 4.3 -2.66
6 SAU 10 Brandon Bealer 4.0 4.54
7 ATU 5 Josh Danner 3.7 7.59
8 UAM 1 J.B. Williams 3.6 16.17
9 DSU 34 Terry Peterson-Davis 3.1 13.72
10 OBU 11 Jaranimo Marks 3.1 7.07
11 HSU 33 Brandon Montgomery 3.1 3.15
12 HSU 42 Jason London 2.8 7.57
13 CBU 41 Nick Kohs 2.7 22.56
14 DSU 43 Karlton Fields 2.4 7.89
15 ATU 22 Donald McCoy 2.4 8.63
16 CBU 3 Brandon Shane 2.3 10.11
17 HU 32 Trent Morgan 2.0 11.49
18 ATU 11 Terrance Whiters 1.8 19.40
19 DSU 14 Josh Williams 1.8 8.33
20 OBU 33 Derrick Woods 1.5 14.94
21 HSU 22 Antoine Vinson 1.5 7.32
22 CBU 12 Kyle Couvion 1.4 8.34
23 DSU 21 Chad Akins 1.3 11.36
24 HU 22 Steven Barnett 1.3 12.99
25 SAU 15 Brandon Williams 1.2 11.98
26 OBU 4 Brandon Rose 1.2 14.99
27 SAU 30 Cameron Butler 1.2 10.11
28 UAM 3 Chris Humes 0.7 10.62
29 HU 12 Reggie Bibb 0.6 9.99
30 ATU 24 Irvin Humphrey 0.6 8.88
31 UAM 21 Vincent Jackson 0.5 10.75
32 HSU 15 Ryan Price 0.4 13.38
33 OBU 15 Daniel Munday 0.4 12.45
34 DSU 13 Justin Neely 0.2 11.25
35 UAM 30 Matt Harshfield 0.1 7.45

 

 

The above list includes all players with a positive BI who have played in at least three games averaging at least 10 minutes played per game.  As a reference point, I have included the player’s PER alongside his BI.  It’s interesting to note that only a handful of players (Kohs, Williams, Whiters) have produced above the league average level (15.00) overall.

You might notice that four Bisons made the list, but I really only want to talk about one of them.  Cole Kee’s BI dwarfs the rest of the conference, and it’s easy to see why.  He has made just 10 of 36 shots this season and only 3 of his 22 three-point attempts.  That’s obviously pretty bad, and he’s not helping himself at the foul line, either.  He’s only 4-of-7 there.  That adds up to a 34.5% true shooting percentage, which is among the lowest in the conference, but based on his playing time and penchant to settle for the not-so-easy shot, he’s blowing away the competition in brick index.

Now, another list for you:

Team ## Player Name RR
HU 22 Steven Barnett 12.5%
HU 30 Matt Hall 12.3%
HU 24 Patrick Andrepont 10.4%
HU 15 Rick Hamilton 9.9%
HU 42 Jacob Thies 8.9%
HU 4 Cole Kee 8.7%
HU 21 Brandon Sims 7.7%
HU 32 Trent Morgan 7.3%
HU 12 Reggie Bibb 3.8%

 

These are the Bisons’ top rebounders, sorted by rebound rate.  I had no clue that Barnett was rebounding the ball that well, but it’s clear the Bisons need him to do just that.  After all, Thies isn’t really doing his part for a 6’8″ big man, and rebounding isn’t Hall’s strong point, either.  Barnett has struggled in other important areas (mainly shooting), but this is one area where he has helped the team.

One final list:

Rank Team ## Player Name PPR AR TR
1 HU 21 Brandon Sims 7.5 28.0 4.0
2 CBU 31 Justin Ray 5.3 29.4 4.2
3 HU 32 Trent Morgan 4.2 28.4 9.5
4 OBU 4 Brandon Rose 3.8 20.2 5.0
5 OBU 10 Rowan Ledbetter 3.1 36.3 18.1
6 ATU 4 Antonio Harrison 3.0 37.3 18.7
7 OBU 15 Daniel Munday 1.4 21.4 10.7
8 DSU 13 Justin Neely 1.2 24.8 12.4
9 UAM 23 Nate Newell 1.1 19.3 11.4
10 HU 22 Steven Barnett 1.1 32.6 19.5
11 SAU 5 Reggie Tims 0.9 39.3 23.6
12 SAU 3 Cory Green 0.8 14.5 7.9
13 CBU 41 Nick Kohs 0.6 21.3 13.1
14 HU 12 Reggie Bibb 0.6 38.7 24.6
15 DSU 21 Chad Akins 0.5 25.6 15.7
16 CBU 12 Kyle Couvion 0.1 30.9 20.2

 

This is a list of all the league’s players who have shown a positive “pure point” rating, accompanied by the player’s assist ratio and turnover ratio.  Interestingly, Brandon Sims has shown the best ball control in the league so far, which is probably more a result of his basketball IQ as a veteran than anything else.  Trent Morgan is also high on the list, and I think it would at least be interesting to see him run the point for HU.

All of this is getting me really excited to actually see the team next weekend.  I’ll be back with another update after Friday’s game.

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4 thoughts on “Brick Index Leaderboard: It's not even close

  1. Trent is no point – at least not at this point 🙂 He does not have the quickness to confront a true point defender. Does not handle double team well. He does run the floor well and has good court vision.

    Hamilton – maybe – have not seen enough yet in that position. He is quicker than Trent and handles the ball well.

    Kee is the Key. If he can discipline himself to forgo the bomb attempts and live with working in the paint, rebounding and playing defense, HU has a chance.

  2. Yeah, I guess it’s hard to pull a good point guard out of thin air. If Trent’s not that quick, he would definitely be a defensive liability there. Where’s Aaron Farley when we need him?

  3. Cole Kee’s shooting numbers eerily resemble those of Ryan Johnson’s during his 8th season of eligibility in 2005-06.

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