Midseason Top 25+ Advanced Stats

John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy's

We reiterate our reluctance to rely too heavily on statistics in determining the top candidates for the John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s. We feel that they overemphasize offensive categories, don’t accurately capture leadership traits, and are skewed by many factors, including strength of opponent, game flow, and coaching philosophy.

However, for those who want to use statistics to bolster your case for your favorite player, here are some advanced statistics for the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25, plus 7 of the most talked-about players left off that list.

Players not on the Midseason Top 25 can be included on the Final Ballot which consists of 15 players who are certified by their schools to meet the Wooden Award’s academic requirements.

Name Team Team RPI Team SOS Ortg Rank %Poss %Shots eFG% OR% DR%
Kyle Anderson UCLA 0.6308 19 116.4 313 25.8 21.1 55.8 5.0 25.5
Keith Appling Michigan State 0.6584 23 116.3 320 23.9 22.1 52.8 1.6 10.0
Cameron Bairstow New Mexico 0.6107 50 121.6 136 28.4 27.9 56.3 8.7 15.3
Jordan Clarkson Missouri 0.5875 139 116.1 330 28.1 31.1 50.8 3.7 9.2
Aaron Craft Ohio State 0.6392 22 106.0 17.8 13.7 49.2 0.9 10.6
Sam Dekker Wisconsin 0.6784 3 116.2 325 24.2 26.3 54.5 8.8 16.0
Cleanthony Early Wichita State 0.6573 83 113.4 450 26.6 29.1 54.3 5.7 21.4
Tyler Ennis Syracuse 0.6621 96 122.0 129 21.0 19.6 48.2 2.4 9.7
C.J. Fair Syracuse 0.6621 96 102.1 26.7 28.6 47.6 5.9 14.2
Aaron Gordon Arizona 0.6945 18 106.9 22.9 23.8 50.5 11.4 18.5
Rodney Hood Duke 0.6393 24 128.6 38 23.0 24.8 59.9 4.3 12.9
Nick Johnson Arizona 0.6945 18 121.2 150 24.2 26.2 57.0 3.0 9.7
DeAndre Kane Iowa State 0.6504 29 109.2 27.9 22.0 53.3 4.6 17.3
Doug McDermott Creighton 0.6512 31 121.2 149 32.6 36.9 56.7 6.6 19.0
Shabazz Napier Connecticut 0.6093 70 120.4 165 28.5 25.4 52.6 4.1 15.1
Jabari Parker Duke 0.6393 24 112.3 31.2 32.9 51.8 10.4 21.5
Adreian Payne Michigan State 0.6584 23 118.1 248 24.2 26.3 57.7 6.5 22.4
Casey Prather Florida 0.6635 48 121.0 154 27.8 27.1 61.8 8.8 13.4
Julius Randle Kentucky 0.6449 6 114.3 408 29.0 23.8 54.9 15.9 22.5
Marcus Smart Oklahoma State 0.6414 63 112.1 29.4 26.9 50.2 5.0 14.8
Russ Smith Louisville 0.6206 71 112.4 32.6 30.8 52.8 3.6 9.1
T. J. Warren North Carolina State 0.5731 45 111.2 31.2 34.9 52.7 10.7 13.3
Andrew Wiggins Kansas 0.7113 1 112.3 24.3 25.9 50.2 8.0 13.3
Chaz Williams Massachusetts 0.6558 39 111.7 25.7 22.1 49.5 2.6 5.8
Joseph Young Oregon 0.6081 52 131.2 21 22.0 25.4 57.5 3.0 10.1
Most Talked-about “Snubs”
Bryce Cotton Providence 0.6013 69 119.3 26.8 28.2 46.8 1.9 8.6
Joel Embiid Kansas 0.7113 1 113.0 473 24.5 19.9 67.1 12.5 24.1
Gary Harris Michigan State 0.6584 23 116.7 300 26.4 28.5 53.2 4.9 10.3
Sean Kilpatrick Cincinnati 0.6252 108 123.0 109 27.2 30.3 52.1 3.8 11.7
Lamar Patterson Pitt 0.6448 67 123.9 96 27.9 28.1 59.6 4 14.7
Nik Stauskas Michigan 0.6440 21 132.8 15 23.4 22.5 62.5 2.4 10.4
Xavier Thames San Diego State 0.6363 95 121.6 138 28.2 29.5 51.2 2.3 7.8

Individual stats as of 1-26-14 are from kenpom.com. Team RPI and Strength of Schedule are from ESPN.com