Some Interesting Statistics Regarding C. Walker

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  1. themistocles
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    I am pretty sure these are accurate, perhaps a bit off, but should be quite close. Anyway, now that Chris Walker has 2 games under his belt, with an average playing time of 5.5 minutes per game (mean and median are identical in the 2 game scenario), just out of curiosity, I decided to expand statistics and see what he would be doing if he were playing for 20 minutes per game in comparison with the season totals for other players. I realize that more minutes usually translates to different types of performance than fewer minutes, but anyway.

    I will list the top few for the various statistics, in some cases, I will include the entire team.

    Personal Fouls (20 Min)
    7.3 - C. Walker
    2.1 - P. Young
    1.9 - Finney-Smith
    1.8 - Hill & Yeguete
    1.7 - C. Prather
    1.2 - D. Walker
    1.1 - M. Frazier

    Clearly, the freshmen and interior players are leaders in this arena.

    Rebounds (20 Min)
    5.9 - Finney-Smith
    5.5 - C. Walker
    5.0 - P. Young
    4.4 - W. Yeguete
    3.7 - C. Prather

    Total Points (20 Min)
    14.5 - C. Walker
    11.1 - C. Prather
    08.6 - M. Frazier
    08.3 - P. Young
    07.6 - Finney-Smith
    07.4 - S. Wilbekin
    05.0 - K. Hill

    Shots Taken (20 Min)
    9.1 - C. Walker
    6.9 - C. Prather
    6.5 - Finney-Smith
    5.9 - P. Young
    5.6 - S. Wilbekin
    4.1 - K. HIll
    3.5 - W. Yeguete

    Blocked Shots (20 Min)
    3.6 - C. Walker
    0.8 - P. Young
    0.7 - D. Walker
    0.4 - C. Prather
    0.3 - Finney-Smith

    2-Point FG Percentage (Total, not merely 20 min)
    80.0 - C. Walker
    62.8 - C. Prather
    61.5 - J. Kurtz
    59.2 - M. Frazier
    56.0 - P. Young
    48.4 - K. Hill
    48.2 - W. Yeguete
    43.7 - Finney-Smith
    42.9 - D. Walker
    40.0 - S. Wilbekin

    So, although these statistics come from an exceedingly limited period of time, they make it relatively clear that C. Walker is EXCEEDINGLY active when he is on the floor. Unfortunately, he would found out in 15 minutes and would give up about 20 points to the man he was guarding, which explains why he is playing so little, but he certainly is active.
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    Like you said, sample space is much too small to derive any meaningful stats. Trust the Billy.
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    Yeah no offense it's a total waste to attempt to extrapolate with this little data.
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    Wasn't it you who said the sample size after one game was too small to even consider doing this? Those 5 minutes in the Bama game didn't change that fact...
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    If the calculations are intended to show what we could get from him in a game were he to play 20 minutes it might be more meaningful to adjust the calculations to around 13.5 minutes instead of 20. That would then mean we are not calculating beyond 5 fouls.

    The reality is there is not enough data yet to make any meaningful estimates.
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    Yes, the sample size is too small to tell much of anything, but I think after just 12 minutes we can see the real issue with integrating a completely inexperienced rim protector into a defense that has prided itself on communicating and helping in the lane, protecting the paint (not the rim), contesting (not blocking) shots, and defending without fouling. I think Walker has done a nice job staying connected to his man and being aware of what is happening on the floor, but his foul rate is way too high for a team that has been the league leader and among the best in the nation in both field goal % defense and fewest fouls committed. It is going to take him awhile to figure out how to do that on the floor--and this next stretch that includes games in Knoxville, Lexington, and Oxford is hardly going to be great opportunity for him to play.
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    I can tell you this. He doesnt look very happy when he is sitting on the bench. Hope he doesnt feel entitled ? Watch him when a time out is called and you will see the other guys that aren’t playing right up in there listening and trying to be a part of it. He doesnt. Everyone has had there eye on him being the big talent and has to see this. He doesnt look happy and doesnt interact with others on the bench as others do. Watch him in the next several games.
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    Well either:

    A) We're reading too much into the body language of a kid

    or

    B) He really does feel entitled and will probably be out of here his first chance

    Either way it's not worth worrying about too much.
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    Not seeing that. Everything out of the program is that Walker has been a trooper in practice, a great teammate, and works very hard to do what the staff asks. If he looks uncomfortable on the bench during the game, it is probably because he is pretty uncomfortable adjusting to the lights and the rhythm of the game. The other kids have been at it it for three months, but now he has a camera stationed on him literally ever second of the game, even when he is off the court. And this is the most he has sat on the bench in his entire life. The kid doesn't know how to do it because he has never in fact done it before.
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    Ah yes, reading too much into the body language of a kid you don't know and have never met. WOO I LOVE INTERNET
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    I wouldn't worry too much about his body language. He had the same solemn look on his face during the dunk contest and through most of his highlights I saw in high school. I think that's just who he is.
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    His help defense needs work, but that's to be expected for a freshman. He'll improve each game he plays and therefore earn more minutes, but he's getting the playing time he deserves.
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    A high foul rate or someone who fouls a lot is a sign of poor defense and not being in the proper position so you are forced to foul them in order to not give up an easy basket. His foul rate #'s are pretty common for freshman, esp him since he has played 10 minutes this year.
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    On the topic of his attitude, I will go off what Billy D says because he hasn't given any of us a reason not to believe him so far. It does seem like that i just his demeanor, looked that way in the high school tapes, also in the high school all stars games. I actually saw him joking around with Pat during pregame, obviously seems to be cool with Kasey Hill. So I guess we will see how it goes in time. But as of this moment, I am not worried about his attitude.
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    It was just an observation. Noticed D Walker standing right beside him and into the flow of things during the timeout and Chris beside him and not looking interested. I hope things do go well for him and theres not anything to read out of this. Thats why I asked for others to observe what they think.
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    Those numbers after 20 minutes are nice, but going by the numbers, at the rate he fouls, he would have fouled out after playing 13.7 minutes. He would never make it to 20 minutes.
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    A little early to gather much (on Walker anyway), but thanks for collecting the data. The obvious item with Walker is the fouls.

    Cool that Frazier has such a high 2-point FG%. Not always the case with outside shooting "specialists". I liked how against Bama they ran the play early for Frazier where he hit a mid-range jump shot. I was wondering (at the time) if that was Donovan's strategy on jump-starting his 3-point shooting that has been so cold early in games.
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    Of course I recognize there is inadequate information, I was just looking at how many things he did in such a short period of time and thought that was rather amazing.

    Actually, I should perhaps mention that when Noah was a freshman, I noticed that he played 10 minutes at Rupp, yet got like 3 blocks and 10 rebounds in those 10 minutes. That alone made me think he was going to be pretty incredible, because of the intensity and effectiveness of the performance.

    I think roughly the same about C. Walker. The INTENSITY is rather INCREDIBLE.
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    I think he can get a few more minutes in and not damage the game, in fact I think he would help. Second game his defensive positioning was much better than the first. Plus add in how huge dunks and blocks are for momentum swings, which while hard to put into stats seems to be a good energy boost during dry streaks or to stop a run by the other team or continue one for ours.
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    Well, if he is fouling at such a high rate, he is already "damaging the game" by running directly counter to our entire game plan defensively. The less he fouls, the more likely he is to get additional minutes.

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