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    Rank our players

    Assignment for the day - rank ISU's rotation players (Babb, Booker, Clyburn, Ejim, Gibson, Lucious, McGee, Niang) 1 through 8. Rank based on how good they are today all-around, and not on future potential. I'm just curious to see how good people think these guys are in relation to each other, because I could see a lot of opinions going so many different ways.

    Here's their minutes per game, points per game, and their PER score (higher is better; 15.0 is average), sorted by MPG:

    Name Minutes per Game Point per Game ESPN PER
    Babb 31.5 9.2 13.06
    Lucious 30.0 9.7 10.48
    Clyburn 29.3 14.1 20.30
    McGee 23.8 13.4 27.40
    Ejim 23.5 10.5 22.52
    Niang 21.8 10.8 24.84
    Gibson 16.8 7.6 21.39
    Booker 15.4 5.4 18.10

    Interestingly, as you cans see above, PER sees our two players who get the most minutes as our worst two players, and only two below-average players.

    Anyway, here's how I'd rank them, with the full understanding that there will be plenty of disagreement here:

    1. Ejim
    2. McGee
    3. Niang
    4. Clyburn
    5. Babb
    6. Lucious
    7. Gibson
    8. Booker



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    Re: Rank our players

    McGee
    Niang
    Babb
    Ejim
    Clyburn
    Lucious
    Booker
    Gibson



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    Re: Rank our players

    I rank them in order of the PER, with maybe Babb over Booker and maybe over Clyburn since defense isn't factored in as well.



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    Re: Rank our players

    1. McGee
    2. Niang
    3. Clyburn
    4. Ejim
    5. Lucious
    6. Babb
    7. Gibson
    8. Booker



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    Re: Rank our players

    1. McGee
    2. Niang
    3. Ejim
    4. Clyburn
    5. Babb
    6. Lucious
    7. Gibson
    8. Booker



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    Re: Rank our players

    McGee
    Babb
    Lucious
    Ejim
    Niang
    Clyburn



    Booker
    Gibson



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    Re: Rank our players

    1. McGee (has lapses on defense)
    2. Clyburn (leading scorer, second in rebounds. Needs to limit turnovers)
    3. Niang (Brings the most energy along with McGee)
    4. Ejim (his rebounding is key)
    5. Babb (defense is why he's 5th)
    6. Lucious (Once he limits turnovers he will be fine. Capable scorer.)
    7. Gibson (needs to get back to playing with Niang. I don't know why that stopped)
    8. Booker (he should be so much better.)



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    Re: Rank our players

    McGee, Niang, Ejim, Clyburn, Gibson
    Babb, Booker









    Lucious



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    Re: Rank our players

    McGee
    Ejim
    Clyburn
    Babb
    Niang
    Lucious
    Booker
    Gibson



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    Re: Rank our players

    Quote Originally Posted by Thompsonclone21 View Post
    1. McGee (has lapses on defense)
    2. Clyburn (leading scorer, second in rebounds. Needs to limit turnovers)
    3. Niang (Brings the most energy along with McGee)
    4. Ejim (his rebounding is key)
    5. Babb (defense is why he's 5th)
    6. Lucious (Once he limits turnovers he will be fine. Capable scorer.)
    7. Gibson (needs to get back to playing with Niang. I don't know why that stopped)
    8. Booker (he should be so much better.)
    I would pretty much go with this and possibly switch Ejim and Niang.



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    Re: Rank our players

    This is a tough exercise because it seems like every player has his niche. So, I've tried to rank using three metrics: Offense, defense, and rebounding. Not a lot of Real Numbers behind the rankings, and you could argue that rebounding should not count as much or should be incorporated into O/D, but nonetheless:

    Offense:
    1. McGee
    2. Niang
    3. Babb
    4. Clyburn
    5. Gibson
    6. Ejim
    7. Lucious
    8. Booker

    Babb might be surprising at 3, but possession-based statistics show that he's been very efficient. The main reason I didn't put Clyburn above is because of TO issues. Ejim and Booker, and Gibson to a lesser extent, need a facilitator to get them the ball in the right place.


    Defense:
    1. Babb
    2. Lucious
    3. McGee
    4. Booker
    5. Clyburn
    6. Niang
    7. Gibson
    8. Ejim

    Lucious is adept at running the press, and I hope Hoiberg runs it more often. McGee is sometimes overaggressive, but he seems to get at least one surprising block and steal per game. I'm not sure Ejim deserves to be on the bottom, but he does seem overmatched at times. Only reason I put Gibson above him is because of block potential.


    Rebounding:
    1. Ejim
    2. Clyburn
    3. Booker
    4. McGee
    5. Niang
    6. Gibson
    7. Babb
    8. Lucious

    Again, another McGee surprise is his rebounding ability. For better or worse, I noticed him on the block for ISU FTs yesterday instead of Clyburn.


    Overall (Total):
    1. McGee (8)
    2. Babb (11)
    3. Clyburn (11)
    4. Niang (13)
    5. Ejim (15)
    6. Booker (15)
    7. Lucious (17)
    8. Gibson (18)

    This team is stacked 2-4, which is both a problem and a blessing, but we didn't need this rating thing to figure that out.



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    Re: Rank our players

    McGee
    Niang
    Ejim

    Lucious
    Clyburn

    Babb
    Gibson
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    Re: Rank our players

    Niang
    Mcgee
    Babb
    Ejim
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    Booker



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    Re: Rank our players

    Clyburn (leads in all stats)
    Ejim (best post player)
    McGee (best shooter)
    Babb (best Defender)
    Niang
    Lucious
    Gibson
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    Re: Rank our players

    Quote Originally Posted by IHavNoCyCash View Post
    Clyburn (leads in all stats)
    Ejim (best post player)
    McGee (best shooter)
    Babb (best Defender)
    Niang
    Lucious
    Gibson
    Booker
    Lucious is far and away ahead of everyone in assists. He has a third of all team assists.



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