Collegehoops.net High-Major Player of the Year: Nick Fazekas (Nevada)
Collegehoops.net Mid-Major Player of the Year: Jared Jordan (Marist)
G: Loren Stokes (Hofstra)
G: Morris Almond (Rice)
F: Nick Fazekas (Nevada)
C: Stephane Lasme (UMASS)
C: Jason Smith (Colorado State)
Second Team High-Major All-American
G: Derek Raivio (Gonzaga)
G: Jaycee Carroll (Utah State)
F: DaShaun Wood (Wright State)
F: Rashaun Freeman (UMASS)
C: Randal Falker (SIU)
Its obviously been a while since the last Daily Dribble. I didn't mean to pull a JetBlue and leave you all hanging for a few days.. but the site was down last week and Ive been spending my time getting things running again.
I love sports stats. Its as simple as that.. baseball has the best stats obviously, but college basketball has some underrated numbers. And I'm not talking about the RPI, I'm talking about Ken Pomeroy's offensive and defensive efficiency numbers. Its not my place to explain these numbers, but you can check out http://kenpom.com/blog/index.php/weblog/stats_explained/ for what the stats mean. But basically a good offensive efficiency rating means a team is good at offense and a good defensive efficiency rating means your good at D. Ken combines these two efficiency ratings into the "Pythag Winning Percentage" which basically predicts how a team will do against an average schedule. For example, last year's national champion Florida, ended up #1 in the Pythag category. They were projected to have a 97.4 winning percentage against an average schedule. The worst, not suprisingly was 1-26 Savannah State with .8% Pythag winning percentage. This means (theoretically), Savannah State would only have won 1 of every 100 games against an average NCAA schedule last year.