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:
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:
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:
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.