Guess who has the highest Offensive Rating for us so far?


#1

You guessed it… David Jackson. :wink:

Okay - maybe not entirely surprising if you watched the team this year… but second place might get you.

Would you have guessed Ottzilla? :o :o :o :o

Take 'em with a grain of salt at this point, but Kenpom’s individual stats are out now.

Here’s ours: http://kenpom.com/team.php?team=Penn%20St.


#2

[quote=“Craftsy21, post:1, topic:498”]You guessed it… David Jackson. :wink:

Okay - maybe not entirely surprising if you watched the team this year… but second place might get you.

Would you have guessed Ottzilla? :o :o :o :o

Take 'em with a grain of salt at this point, but Kenpom’s individual stats are out now.

Here’s ours: http://kenpom.com/team.php?team=Penn%20St.[/quote]

Offensive rating needs to be looked at in conjunction with possession percentage (%Poss)

ORtg tends to be inversely proportional to %Poss. The higher your %Poss (the percentage of teams possessions that an individual uses while on the floor) the lower your ORtg tends to be. The assumption being that if you take a lot of a teams shots, you are going to be taking a substantial number of hard shots. If you take few shots, then the ones that you take are probably the bunnies.

Talor’s ORtg may be lower than DJ’s but his percentage of possessions is way way higher (29.4 vs 15.4).

The superstar players are the ones with both a high offensive rating (above 110) and a high percentage of possessions (above 128). There are just two guys in the Big Ten that meet that criteria Evan Turner (116.6/32.2) and Manny Harris (115.8/32.1).

What DJ’s numbers (122.2/15.4) do tell you is that he probably should be more involved in the offense. When we do go to him, he is very productive but we don’t go to him often enough.


#3

There are a bunch of interesting stats, but three that popped out at me:

We are 240th in the country in bench minutes. For what many here are calling the “deepest” team ever, that’s not a lot of bench minutes. Going along with that, we’re 254th in experience.

And, we’re horrible at getting steals on defense, at 326th in the country. Blech.