Big 12 Individual Leaders

These stats are from conference games (through February 8th) only. They are tempo free: per 100 possessions for points, assists, steals, and blocks; per opportunity for rebounds. I have included a column indicating the percentage of possible minutes each player has played so that you might weigh their efficiency against the volume of their contributions. First, of course, comes scoring. Players are ranked by points per 100 possessions. I have also included each player's points per weighted shot (PPWS) to give an idea of their efficiency.

Player Team Pts/100 PPWS %min
Roby CU 38.5 1.14 79.4
Gardner MU 36.2 1.15 84.9
Jones A&M 35.3 1.19 72.1
Martin KSU 33.6 1.15 81.4
Stinson ISU 32.5 1.13 91.8
Law A&M 32.4 1.15 93.6
Jackson TT 31.0 1.18 97.8
Boggan OSU 30.8 1.23 68.1
Gibson UT 29.6 1.25 92.5
Everett OU 28.4 1.09 89.2
Tucker UT 28.1 1.13 90.0
Rush KU 27.9 1.19 83.6
Chalmers KU 27.9 1.26 73.4
Gray OU 27.4 1.11 75.8
Copeland CU 27.1 1.17 64.2
Clark ISU 27.0 1.15 68.5

 

As a point of reference, the league average is 1.07 points per weighted shot.

Below, I've listed everybody in the league who has played at least 40% of their team's minutes and scored 1.2 or more points per weighted shot.

Player Team PPWS %min
Abrams UT 1.52 47.2
Neal OU 1.37 52.2
Paulino UT 1.32 71.9
Walker A&M 1.27 63.7
Kaun KU 1.27 46.0
Chalmers KU 1.26 73.4
Gibson UT 1.25 92.5
Stewart KSU 1.24 66.8
Jackson KU 1.24 44.9
Boggan OSU 1.23 68.1
Harris OSU 1.23 53.0
Kirk A&M 1.21 69.4
Johnson OSU 1.21 55.7

 

The Texas backcourt scores extremely efficiently.

We also see how much Oklahoma depends on Michael Neal to maximize their offense. The first table of this post shows that Everett and Gray are barely above the league average in PPWS. Bookout is below average (1.04). Austin Johnson sports the lowest PPWS of anyone playing half their team's minutes in the Big 12 (0.62). This is why, as evidenced in Lawrence, the Sooners need everything to go right in order to beat a decent team.

Please keep in mind, when looking at the rebounding stats, that rebounds don't occur in a vacuum. Texas and Oklahoma are easily the best rebounding teams in the conference. Multiple players on both those teams have solid rebound rates, thus supressing individual rates somewhat.

Offensive rebounding:

Player Team OR% %min
Gray OU 14.6 75.8
Young MU 14.6 68.4
Jackson KU 14.6 44.9
Freeman CU 14.6 43.1
Maric NU 13.4 65.8
Diarra KSU 13.2 71.0
Diene BU 13.1 58.4
Bookout OU 12.6 85.0
Dorisseau NU 12.2 77.8
Boggan OSU 12.2 68.1
Taggart ISU 11.9 53.2
Kaun KU 11.4 46.0

 

Defensive rebounding:

Player Team DR% %min
Maric NU 23.9 65.8
Tucker UT 23.6 90.0
Clark ISU 21.4 68.5
Jones A&M 20.3 72.1
Jackson KU 19.7 44.9
Monds OSU 19.6 51.1
Johnson OSU 18.6 55.7
Lowhorn TT 17.6 54.2
Aldridge UT 17.4 82.5
Ashby CU 16.6 43.6
Rush KU 16.4 83.6
Kaun KU 16.4 46.0
Gray OU 16.0 75.8
Wilkinson NU 15.8 74.7
Boggan OSU 15.7 68.1
Wright KU 15.7 41.1
Kirk A&M 15.6 69.4

 

 

Total rebounding (Again, as with the team stats, I don't how to quantify the relative value of an offensive rebound to a defensive rebound thus good offensive rebounders are likely underrated in the list below.):

Player Team TR% %min
Maric NU 18.5 65.8
Jackson KU 17.4 44.9
Tucker UT 16.8 90.0
Gray OU 15.3 75.8
Johnson OSU 15.0 55.7
Jones A&M 14.6 72.1
Young MU 14.6 68.4
Kaun KU 14.1 46.0
Clark ISU 14.0 68.5
Boggan OSU 14.0 68.1
Lowhorn TT 13.8 54.2
Aldridge UT 13.6 82.5

 

 

Assists:

Player Team A/100 A/TO %min
Abrams UT 11.51 3.44 47.2
Everett OU 10.26 1.31 89.2
Chalmers KU 10.16 1.45 73.4
Brown OSU 10.16 2.64 60.5
Stinson ISU 9.30 1.64 91.8
Stewart KSU 8.63 1.89 66.8
Paulino UT 8.53 1.75 71.9
Robinson KU 8.52 1.95 74.8
Blalock ISU 8.21 1.53 88.5
Dora TT 8.13 2.00 74.2
Hall CU 7.66 1.79 71.4
Jerells BU 7.40 1.35 71.5

 

Granted, it stems in large part from the abilities of his teammates and the attention they draw, but AJ Abrams might be the efficiency MVP of the Big 12. His 11.5 A/100, 75.0 eFG%, and 3.44 A/TO all lead the league.

Steals:

Player Team S/100 %min
Chalmers KU 6.29 73.4
Stinson ISU 4.13 91.8
Robinson KU 3.91 74.8
Paulino UT 3.87 71.9
Jones A&M 3.65 72.1
Maric NU 3.65 65.8
Roby CU 3.64 79.4
Godbold OU 3.54 70.3
Blalock ISU 3.39 88.5
White NU 3.27 52.5
Everett OU 3.19 89.2
Aldridge UT 3.16 82.5

 

When it comes to taking the ball away in conference play, there's Mario Chalmers and every body else. The difference in steal rate between Chalmers and Stinson is slightly greater than the difference between Stinson and the 37th ranked player in steal rate, Jason Dorisseau (1.99 S/100).

I didn't realize how few shots have been blocked in Big 12 play. Here's the top 9, only six of whom play half their team's minutes:

Player Team BS/100 %min
Diene BU 4.22 58.4
Ashby CU 4.05 43.6
Copeland CU 3.75 64.2
Diarra KSU 3.58 71.0
Gray OU 3.28 75.8
Buckman UT 3.06 73.9
Kaun KU 3.01 46.0
Wright KU 2.62 41.1
Aldridge UT 2.53 82.5

 

You'll see more complete examinations of individual players' tempo-free stats in the KU-Iowa State preview later today. I have the numbers for everybody who has played 100 minutes in Big 12 play. If there's someone or something about which you're curious, please, just ask.

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