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Section 116
02-03-2008, 03:32 PM
Here is a meaningless stat compiled by someone with too much time on his hands. Just out of curiosity I wondered who was leading the team in point production, that is, in the category of average minutes played per point produced. Frankly I was not surprised at the leader, Austin Daye, who was the reason I checked this stat in the first place. Here are the results:

Austin Daye: 1.62 (Minutes played per point prodcued)
Josh Heytvelt: 1.91
Matt Bouldin: 2.36
Abdullahi Kuso: 2.46
Micah Downs: 3.01
David Pendergraft: 3.05
Steven Gray: 3.08
Jeremy Pargo: 3.12
Robert Sacre: 3.28
Larry Gurganious: 3.77
Will Foster: 4.63
Ira Brown: 4.81

This was compiled by a guy who is not known for his prowess in the mathematical field. If someone would like to check these figures for accuracy, I would not be adverse to that.

02-03-2008, 03:50 PM
I don't think it's that meaningless at all. The only way it could be improved upon is if you could compare minutes played per point scored to minutes played per shot attempted. I don't think it was a secret that Austin would be on top of the list for the stat you researched, but it was great to look at the exact numbers. :)

Section 116
02-03-2008, 03:54 PM
Agreed, Rubbadub, meaningless wasn't the word I was looking for. Guess my prowess in the English language isn't that great either. LOL

02-03-2008, 08:52 PM
great stat,
I wish some of the teams or sports websites would routinely publish this

02-03-2008, 09:47 PM
Just a suggestion - why not turn it around and make it points scored per minute. Might be a little easier to use.

Although I think Austen is terrific and has a great future, what this approach does not consider is how many points he gives up per minute. His offense has been very good, but you have to subtract off the (freshman) defensive lapses that lead to opponents points. I think this is why the coaches have not played him as much as other posters would wish.

With time Austen will hone those defensive skills and then WATCH OUT!

02-03-2008, 09:59 PM
I think azagfan's stats would disconfirm your hypothesis
his stat, I think, measures the fate of the team's score relative to the opponent's score, for the whole time span a single player is in the game.
This would incorporate Daye's defensive effectiveness, not only as an individual, but in his impact on the whole team's defense while he is in there

and Daye ranks very high on AZZAGFAN's statistics, as I recall

02-04-2008, 12:57 PM
Ak had some time to kill, and wanted to see what the inverse (pt.s per minute) as well as pt.s/fga would come out to be ... pt.s per fga per min. is just too complicated a concept for a Monday. So with stats through Sat.'s game; [ One stat that alarmed the bejesus out of Ak is that Jeremy has played 80 minutes - or two full games - more than Matt, the player with the second most minutes. But that is another post].

Player Pt.s Minutes Pt.s / Min.

Daye 251 407 .61
Josh 135 260 .51
Matt 285 677 .42
Kuso 128 315 .40
Mic. 189 570 .33
Theo 4 12 .33
Pend 188 572 .32
Gray 98 304 .32
Parg 242 757 .31
Sacr 63 207 .30
L.G. 63 238 .26
Ira! 18 84 .21
Will 10 46 .21
A.S. 0 26 -

Player Points FGA Pt.s / FGA

Theo 4 2 2.00
Daye 251 163 1.53
Gray 98 65 1.50
Kuso 128 88 1.45
Josh 135 94 1.43
Matt 285 202 1.41
Pend 188 140 1.34
L.G. 63 47 1.34
Sacr 63 49 1.28
Mic. 189 150 1.26
Parg 242 198 1.22
Will 10 9 1.11
Ira! 18 18 1.00
A.S. 0 2 0.00

Ak fully admits that stats can lie in all kinds of ways. For example, FTs made count towards points but not against FGA. But that too, is another argument. Them's the number crunching stats. [Sorry for the crappy format job]

Oregon Zag
02-04-2008, 02:33 PM
I gotta say Kudos to Kuso. He's looking really good.

02-04-2008, 02:50 PM
I gotta say Kudos to Kuso. He's looking really good.