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Top 25 Returning Basketball Players in the AAC (Based on 16-17 PER)
"The Player Efficiency Rating (PER) is a per-minute rating developed by ESPN.com columnist John Hollinger. In John's words, "The PER sums up all a player's positive accomplishments, subtracts the negative accomplishments, and returns a per-minute rating of a player's performance."

Did a little digging and put this list together. All players eligible for the list had to play the full 16-17 season. Data was taken from sports-reference.com

1. Rob Gray Houston G 26.7

2. Tacko Fall UCF C 26.3

3. Darral Willis Wichita St F 26.2

4. Gary Clark Cincy F 24.9

5. Shaquille Morris Wichita St C 24.3

6. Kyle Washington Cincy F 23.9

7. Jacob Evans Cincy G/F 22.8

8. Markis McDuffie Wichita St F 22

9. Jarron Cumberland Cincy G 21.7

10. Landry Chamet Wichita St G 20.2

11. Jarrey Foster SMU G/F 19.4

12. Shake Milton SMU G 19.1

13. Tre Scott Cincy F 18.9

14. Cameron Reynolds Tulane G/F 18.4

15. BJ Taylor UCF G 18.4

16. Kentrell Barkley ECU G/F 18.3

17. Austin Reaves Wichita St G 18.2

18. Jalen Adams UConn G 17.8

19. Junior Etou Tulsa F 17.8

20. Conner Frankamp Wichita St G 17.8

21. Shizz Alston Jr Temple G 17.6

22. Nura Zanna Houston (LIU Brooklyn last season) F 17.2

23. Quinton Rose Temple G/F 16.9

24. Martins Igbanu Tulsa F 16.9

25. Chad Brown UCF F 16.7

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How well do you think this list illustrates who the best players in the American will be going into this upcoming season?
07-10-2017 09:55 AM
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RE: Top 25 Returning Basketball Players in the AAC (Based on 16-17 PER)
Daquan Jeffries (Tulsa) also had a 18.8 PER at ORU before heading to JUCO for what was effectively a Redshirt season

Tulsa lost one guy (TK Edogi) with a 21.9 PER as well as 3 others with PER's in the single digits. We gain Jeffries + Curran Scott (who had a 14.4 PER at Charlotte before transferring) and two other freshman that we're eager to see contribute. With those additions as well as the experience we have coming back, I expect Tulsa to be a much improved team.
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07-10-2017 09:59 AM
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RE: Top 25 Returning Basketball Players in the AAC (Based on 16-17 PER)
Gonna be a big jump forward for Q Rose this year. Hopefully Enechionyia bounces back after a terrible year.
07-10-2017 10:01 AM
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(07-10-2017 09:59 AM)invisiblehand Wrote:  Daquan Jeffries (Tulsa) also had a 18.8 PER at ORU before heading to JUCO for what was effectively a Redshirt season

Not too shabby at all. He would've been one of several additions to the list if I included redshirt players with 15-16 stats.
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RE: Top 25 Returning Basketball Players in the AAC (Based on 16-17 PER)
Darral Willis is a fine player and I am glad to have him in a WSU uniform.

However, I believe this metric significantly overrates him.

Thanks for putting this list together, @BrooklynRocket. It's fun to look at stuff like this, especially as someone trying to familiarize myself with players in the new league.
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RE: Top 25 Returning Basketball Players in the AAC (Based on 16-17 PER)
Where are all the Memphis players?


Oh right. They are in Lawrence, KS
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(07-10-2017 10:45 AM)aTxTIGER Wrote:  Where are all the Memphis players?


Oh right. They are in Lawrence, KS

And Oxford, MS...
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RE: Top 25 Returning Basketball Players in the AAC (Based on 16-17 PER)
I honestly think even with the addition of Wichita State, Kentrell Barkley is a 1st Team All-AAC'er this season. I can't believe he hasn't transferred. We just don't hold onto guys like him very often.
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UC's starting PG, Cane Broome, had a PER of 20.7 in 15-16 before his transfer from Sacred Heart (also averaged just a shade under 24ppg in his sophomore there). So all 5 starters would be in the top 10...nice.

I also think this shows why the AAC, at least this early, seems to be a two horse race at the top.
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RE: Top 25 Returning Basketball Players in the AAC (Based on 16-17 PER)
And this is why UC and Wichita State are the 2 league favorites.

UC and WSU both have 4 players in the top 10. That’s nuts.

And my guess is by seasons end, Cane Broome with be there.
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