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NCAA Basketball has a PER

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by jeffphillips21, Dec 21, 2019.

  1. jeffphillips21

    jeffphillips21 VIP Member

    Jun 20, 2009
    I was curious to see if the NCAA had a PER like the NBA does. Well, here it is:

    2019-20 Hollinger Player Statistics - ESPN

    Blackshear is our highest ranked player, rated #93 in all of Div 1. His 26.71 PER is 0.15 higher than Lebron James:

    Hollinger's NBA Player Stats - ESPN Insider - National Basketball Association - ESPN

    Not bad. I (and I'm sure we all do) still think getting him to maximize his potential is our key to success. I don't have espn insider but if anyone else does and can see each of our player's PER please post.
  2. GatorPlanet

    GatorPlanet GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 15, 2007
    Maitland, FL
    That's a great rating for any player, and I don't think our guys have yet figured out how to fully integrate Blackshear into the offense. Or how to get the most out of their own abilities when opponents are focusing on Blackshear. He's a great passer from the post, so guys need to be looking for an open spot when he's got the ball.
  3. Efawcett7

    Efawcett7 Eric Fawcett VIP Member GC Columnist

    Oct 7, 2014
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Florida Gators' PER:

    Blackshear: 25.2
    Johnson: 21.0
    Payne: 17.7
    Bassett: 16.6
    Lewis: 14.7
    Nembhard: 13.2
    Locke: 11.4
    Mann: 9.8
    Glover: 9.1
    Jitoboh: 8.6
    Gak: -9.5

    A couple notes: first, I'm personally not a huge fan of PER and don't think it's a great way to evaluate players, but it's still an interesting thing to look at.

    Secondly, the way PER is set up, 15.0 is the league average player. So you can use that as a reference point.
  4. diamondted13

    diamondted13 GC Hall of Fame

    Jan 1, 2008
    Admittedly, I'm no analytics expert. But judging by that chart, I think Gak needs more playing time.
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