by Ken Pomeroy on Sunday, April 17, 2011
Now available: coaching resumes for everybody that has been a D-I head coach since 2003. Much thanks to Josh Riddell, owner and operator of The Mikan Drill, (and whose insights can also be found on twitter @TheMikanDrill), for helping to put together a database of coaches for the past ten seasons and making this project possible. (You can access a coach’s resume from the link on the appropriate team page.)
Today for the first time, you can see in one glance the insanity of Joe Scott, the metamorphosis of Jeff Bzdelik, and the single-mindedness of Leonard Hamilton. Who can use coaching resumes? Why, everybody who likes college basketball.
For fans, the possibilities are endless. Determine the tendencies of your coach. Get information on other coaches that would be a good replacement for your coach. Or…
by Ken Pomeroy on Thursday, April 7, 2011
(See this for the philosophy behind the kenpom.com player of the year, college basketball’s first statistically-based player of the year award.)
It is my honor to announce that Ohio State freshman Jared Sullinger is the winner of the inaugural kPOY. This season, Sullinger posted a 120.4 offensive rating while using 27% of the Buckeyes’ possessions while he was on the floor. The Buckeyes’ center also ranked in the top 50 nationally in both offensive and defensive rebounding percentage, and fouls drawn per minute. This, combined with Ohio State’s season-long excellence, allowed Sullinger to hold off an admirable post-season charge from UConn’s Kemba Walker. Congratulations, Jared.
Final 2011 kPOY standings
1. Jared Sullinger, Ohio St. (.521)
2. Kemba Walker, Connecticut (.519)
3. Jimmer Fredette, Brigham Young (.487)
4. Nolan Smith, Duke (.472)
5. JaJuan Johnson, Purdue (.450)
6. Kawhi Leonard, San Diego St. (.421)