Top 20 Players in Box +/- as of 12/4/17

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A box score estimate of the points per 100 possessions a player contributed above a league-average player, translated to an average team.

1. Mikal Bridges Villanova 19.2
2. Isaiah Wilkins Virginia 17.7
3. Trae Young Oklahoma 16.5
4. Reggie Lynch Minnesota 15.5
5. Jevon Carter West Virginia 15.2
6. DJ Hogg Texas A&M 15.1
7. Devonte' Graham Kansas 14.7
8. Jalen Brunson Villanova 14.6
9. Dakota Mathias Purdue 14.4
10. Jontay Porter Missouri 14.3
11. Tyler Rawson Utah 14.2
12. Justinian Jessup Boise State 13.9
13. Lagerald Vick Kansas 13.9
14. Marcus Garrett Kansas 13.8
15. J.P. Macura Xavier 13.7
16. Gary Clark Cincinnati 13.3
17. Luke Maye UNC 13.3
18. Anas Mahmoud Louisville 13.0
19. Anfernee McLemore Auburn 13.0
20. Tra Holder Arizona State 12.8

https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/seasons/2018-leaders.html
 

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Here last seasons final top 20

1. Sindarius Thornwell South Carolina 16.2
2. Ethan Happ Wisconsin 15.8
3. Jordan Bell Oregon 13.6
4. Mikal Bridges Villanova 13.4
5. Isaiah Wilkins Virginia 13.3
6. Kenrich Williams Texas Christian 12.4
7. Jevon Carter West Virginia 12.2
8. Lonzo Ball UCLA 12.2
9. Josh Hart Villanova 12.1
10. Derrick White Colorado 11.8
11. Nigel Williams-Goss Gonzaga 11.8
12. Donovan Mitchell Louisville 11.6
13. Kennedy Meeks UNC 11.2
14. Gary Clark Cincinnati 11.2
15. Nicholas Baer Iowa 11.1
16. Derrick Walton Michigan 11.0
17. Jock Landale Saint Mary's (CA) 11.0
18. Jonathan Isaac Florida State 10.9
19. Josh Jackson Kansas 10.7
20. Jacob Evans Cincinnati 10.7
 

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Any list with Mahmoud on it shall not be seen as a viable source of information. Kid is a senior and still doesn't understand the concept of boxing out or making a defensive switch. His screens are atrocious as well.
 

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Any list with Mahmoud on it shall not be seen as a viable source of information. Kid is a senior and still doesn't understand the concept of boxing out or making a defensive switch. His screens are atrocious as well.
Hes been one of the best defenders in the nation. Teams have scored less points per possession when hes on the floor than any other player on Louisvilles roster.
 
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Hes been one of the best defenders in the nation. Teams have scored less points per possession when hes on the floor than any other player on Louisvilles roster.
Against lesser opponents with no post depth. His games against Purdue and SH were very disappointing. Especially Purdue.
 

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Wat? He dominated Purdue defensively.
He gets lost on every defensive switch, we were in a zone, it was clear the ball was going to get kicked out to a corner three as the bigs hadn’t rushed down the court yet, tried to block out on a wide open three... trust me dude, Mahmoud is ours and I’ve loved having him, he just hasn’t gained any weight in 4 years, and consistently makes dumb plays.
I️ wouldn’t be as harsh if this was his sophomore year.
 

Mgkcbb

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He gets lost on every defensive switch, we were in a zone, it was clear the ball was going to get kicked out to a corner three as the bigs hadn’t rushed down the court yet, tried to block out on a wide open three... trust me dude, Mahmoud is ours and I’ve loved having him, he just hasn’t gained any weight in 4 years, and consistently makes dumb plays.
I️ wouldn’t be as harsh if this was his sophomore year.
Purdue has the 10th rated offense in the nation. Theyve score 1+ point per possession against pretty much all of their opponents except for Louisville primarily because Mahmoud dominated them. Made scoring at the rim impossible. Held Haarms and Haas to 4/12 from the field

I trust your judgment on the other games but I watched the Purdue Lou game and he was great against Purdue.
 

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Purdue has the 10th rated offense in the nation. Theyve score 1+ point per possession against pretty much all of their opponents except for Louisville primarily because Mahmoud dominated them. Made scoring at the rim impossible. Held Haarms and Haas to 4/12 from the field

I trust your judgment on the other games but I watched the Purdue Lou game and he was great against Purdue.
I’m not downgrading Purdue at all, you guys have a good squad. Check out his game vs Seton Hall yesterday.
 

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Clearly Isaiah Wilkins is one of the most underrated players in the country. Dude just does it at all.
 

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typical Kansas player stat.......not the leader...but we put 3 in the top 14. We'd make a hell of a Cross country team based on stats.
 

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Here last seasons final top 20

1. Sindarius Thornwell South Carolina 16.2
2. Ethan Happ Wisconsin 15.8
3. Jordan Bell Oregon 13.6
4. Mikal Bridges Villanova 13.4
5. Isaiah Wilkins Virginia 13.3
6. Kenrich Williams Texas Christian 12.4
7. Jevon Carter West Virginia 12.2
8. Lonzo Ball UCLA 12.2
9. Josh Hart Villanova 12.1
10. Derrick White Colorado 11.8
11. Nigel Williams-Goss Gonzaga 11.8
12. Donovan Mitchell Louisville 11.6
13. Kennedy Meeks UNC 11.2
14. Gary Clark Cincinnati 11.2
15. Nicholas Baer Iowa 11.1
16. Derrick Walton Michigan 11.0
17. Jock Landale Saint Mary's (CA) 11.0
18. Jonathan Isaac Florida State 10.9
19. Josh Jackson Kansas 10.7
20. Jacob Evans Cincinnati 10.7
It blows my mind frank mason isn't on the top 20 here......seemed like he did everything game in and game out
 

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Update

Really rounding into form here. Basically a whos who of college basketball players who are dominating this year.

1. Mikal Bridges Villanova 18.8
2. Isaiah Wilkins Virginia 16.7
3. Robert Williams Texas A&M 16.3
4. Anfernee McLemore Auburn 16.2
5. Jevon Carter West Virginia 16.0
6. DJ Hogg Texas A&M 15.4
7. Trae Young Oklahoma 14.8
8. Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State 14.7
9. Jalen Brunson Villanova 14.2
10. Dakota Mathias Purdue 14.0
11. Justinian Jessup Boise State 13.9
12. J.P. Macura Xavier 13.7
13. Anas Mahmoud Louisville 13.7
14. Reggie Lynch Minnesota 13.5
15. Gary Clark Cincinnati 13.3
16. Dean Wade Kansas State 13.3
17. Zhaire Smith Texas Tech 13.2
18. Kenrich Williams Texas Christian 13.2
19. Luke Maye UNC 13.1
20. Trevon Bluiett Xavier 12.9


Interesting to note that Bagley has a very low defensive box +/- thus far, keeping him out of the top 20. Wouldve assumed hed be in the top 20 at this point.
 
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Update

Really rounding into form here. Basically a whos who of college basketball players who are dominating this year.

1. Mikal Bridges Villanova 18.8
2. Isaiah Wilkins Virginia 16.7
3. Robert Williams Texas A&M 16.3
4. Anfernee McLemore Auburn 16.2
5. Jevon Carter West Virginia 16.0
6. DJ Hogg Texas A&M 15.4
7. Trae Young Oklahoma 14.8
8. Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State 14.7
9. Jalen Brunson Villanova 14.2
10. Dakota Mathias Purdue 14.0
11. Justinian Jessup Boise State 13.9
12. J.P. Macura Xavier 13.7
13. Anas Mahmoud Louisville 13.7
14. Reggie Lynch Minnesota 13.5
15. Gary Clark Cincinnati 13.3
16. Dean Wade Kansas State 13.3
17. Zhaire Smith Texas Tech 13.2
18. Kenrich Williams Texas Christian 13.2
19. Luke Maye UNC 13.1
20. Trevon Bluiett Xavier 12.9


Interesting to note that Bagley has a very low defensive box +/- thus far, keeping him out of the top 20. Wouldve assumed hed be in the top 20 at this point.
Nice to see JJJ has the highest in the Big Ten. Defensively he has such an impact, plus he can score too.
 
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Yeah people who havent watched JJJ dont really understand how dominant he is defensively. Think hes the best defender in the nation.
Yeah, he’s a good foul drawer too and can hit his free throws. Think he has a chance to be quite a good NBA player. Not to mention he turned 18 2 months ago.
 
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