by Ken Pomeroy on Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The only frustration of following college hoops is that it’s impossible to follow everything. And I don’t like trusting The Man to tell me what I’ve missed, because The Man is missing stuff, too. That premise is the basis for this site, and it’s also the basis for America’s newest player of the year award.
In the effort to produce something more objective than currently exists, I’m introducing the first annual kenpom Player of the Year. Of course, it’s not completely objective - nothing is - but my intentions are pure. I’ve taken the work that I did to produce pre-season ratings and applied it here.
To refresh: In order to determine the impact of departing players, a player’s minutes were weighted by the amount of value they provided to the team. On offense, I used a combination a player’s offensive rating and his possessions used, which was valued…