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The Blindfold Big 12 Player of the Year Test

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Pick the Big 12 Player of the Year without names!

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At the midpoint of the Big 12 season, I did a Blindfold Test where I gave you the numbers for some of the leading Big 12 Player of the Year candidates without telling you who they were. As promised, we're revisiting this now that the season is almost over. Every team has played 17 games, and with the actual POY award being given out next week, I wanted to spark some discussion on who truly deserves the honor.

I tried to implement as many of the suggestions from the midseason post as I could. Unfortunately, those suggestions included both shrinking and increasing the amount of data provided. In effort to do both, I've divided the stats into two tables below. The first is a list of per game numbers and other more common stats. Unforunately, it's a table of the information that the majority of actual voters will be using to make their decision. Per requests, I've provided more of these numbers than I did last time around.

The second table consists of metrics and tempo-free numbers. This is for the more KenPomish types out there. Again, I've expanded the range of stats provided, since I was able to give them their own table this time around. I've also "heat mapped" both tables, which was a popular request last time as well.

The player corresponding to each letter is the same on both tables. All numbers are for conference play only. Pick your favorite set of numbers and use those, or use both. It's totally up to you. Be sure to vote at the bottom of the post, and check back in around 2:30 PM Jayhawk Time for the big reveal. Have fun!

*Quick note: the top table's numbers come from Statsheet, while the bottom table's numbers are from KenPom. I've noticed that there are some slight differences. The differences aren't enough to change your mind on anything, but it seemed worth noting

Standard Numbers Table

Player MPG PPG FG% 3P% RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG A:T ratio
A 34.4 11.9 51.0% 41.0% 3.6 5.4 1.7 0.4 1.4 3.8
B 34.2 14.5 43.8% 41.0% 2.1 1.6 1.2 0.1 2.2 0.7
C 29.4 15.1 50.0% 47.6% 7.2 1.3 0.8 0.9 1.8 0.7
D 31.4 11.5 44.6% 0.0% 11.8 0.6 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.6
E 33.3 18.5 44.9% 38.8% 5.7 1.8 1.5 0.2 2.5 0.7
F 31.2 14.7 45.3% 45.9% 5.4 3.0 0.4 0.5 2.8 1.1
G 32.6 16.5 45.1% 12.5% 4.8 2.1 0.8 1.2 2.9 0.7
H 32.1 13.1 40.8% 34.5% 2.4 5.0 0.7 0.1 2.1 2.4


"Advanced" Numbers Table


Player %Min %poss oRtg eFG% FT rate Assist Rate TO Rate Oreb% Dreb% Steal% Block%
A 86.0% 18.1% 124.0 56.1% 25.2% 28.8% 13.0% 2.9% 8.5% 2.8% 1.0%
B 84.8% 22.1% 109.6 54.3% 50.0% 11.2% 18.5% 0.7% 6.8% 2.1% 0.2%
C 72.7% 25.7% 110.3 52.6% 41.6% 10.2% 14.0% 8.9% 17.4% 1.7% 3.1%
D 77.0% 21.7% 113.0 44.6% 68.9% 4.6% 9.5% 17.6% 26.2% 2.3% 4.1%
E 82.0% 27.5% 110.9 54.4% 30.5% 12.9% 16.6% 6.1% 12.8% 2.8% 0.6%
F 77.9% 25.5% 102.4 52.2% 26.9% 18.9% 19.9% 3.4% 14.8% 0.7% 1.7%
G 80.9% 31.6% 97.1 45.3% 42.4% 17.8% 18.0% 3.3% 14.8% 1.5% 4.1%
H 65.1% 23.7% 104.5 44.2% 58.5% 34.7% 15.9% 1.5% 8.1% 1.3% 0.3%

There you have it. Compare, vote, and argue away. Again, check back around 2:30 Jayhawk Time to find out who each player is!