UTEP Basketball 2019-20 by the Numbers

TenaciousD

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I came across a system online nearly 20 years ago, and have saved the formulas. Nowadays, It is hard to find a link to the guy who invented this, but his name was Prouty and he used to calculate these numbers back in the 90’s in the ACC and he usually matched up with all-conference teams and players of the year, so I give him credit for these formulas.

This system takes away any subjectivity and is all statistical based, which I like and takes 4 factors individually and then averages them out to get a final number:

1) Offensive Efficiency
Tot Pts / ((FGA x 2) + FTA) – Measure how efficient a scorer you are, you get bonus credit for making a 3 and having a strong FG and FT %. Basically how many points you get vs. shots taken.

2) Total Offense
Pts + Assists*2 – TO / Min Played
Gives credit to making assists (guards) and balances with pure scorers, and you lose points for turning it over.

3) Possessions Gained
(Rebounds + Steals + (Blocked Shots/2) – Fouls) / Min Played
Logic is not every block results in a possession so you get 50%, but any rebound or steal gains you a possession and fouling gives it back to your opponent (or they continue with a new possession)

4) Win %
Min Played / (Total Team Minutes / 5) * Team Win %
If you play lots of minutes, you are critical to your team, and if team wins games, you are contributing to wins.

Here are Top 30 Individual Season Performances since 86-87 season (introduction of 3 point line) –
Player-Season-Score
Tim Hardaway 1988-89 0.5631
Omar Thomas 2004-05 0.5196
Brandon Wolfram 2000-01 0.5146
Filiberto Rivera 2004-05 0.5059
Randy Culpepper 2009-10 0.4817
Stefon Jackson 2008-09 0.4812
Antoine Gillespie 1993-94 0.4777
Randy Culpepper 2010-11 0.4727
Stefon Jackson 2007-08 0.4693
Antoine Gillespie 1994-95 0.4688
Omar Thomas 2003-04 0.4667
George Banks 1994-95 0.4653
Tim Hardaway 1987-88 0.4645
Jason Williams 2005-06 0.4638
Julyan Stone 2010-11 0.4624
Filiberto Rivera 2003-04 0.4621
Vince Hunter 2014-15 0.4612
Eugene Costello 2000-01 0.4569
Eddie Rivera 1992-93 0.4557
Eddie Rivera 1991-92 0.4540
Lee Moore 2015-16 0.4533
David Van Dyke 1991-92 0.4531
Prince Stewart 1988-89 0.4509
John Bohannon 2013-14 0.4505
Antonio Davis 1988-89 0.4486
Jeep Jackson 1986-87 0.4447
Jason Williams 2003-04 0.4439
Brandon Wolfram 1999-00 0.4437
Jason Williams 2004-05 0.4430
Derrick Caracter 2009-10 0.4407

Here are Top 30 Career combined stats (only including players who played more than 1 season, no one and done's):

Rank-Player-Games-Score
1 Omar Thomas 67 0.4944
2 Tim Hardaway 96 0.4914
3 Filiberto Rivera 64 0.4843
4 Eddie Rivera 68 0.4558
5 Jason Williams 97 0.4501
6 Antoine Gillespie 94 0.4463
7 Vince Hunter 67 0.4405
8 Randy Culpepper 138 0.4381
9 Brandon Wolfram 114 0.4355
10 Stefon Jackson 125 0.4351
11 Dominic Artis 65 0.4322
12 George Banks 59 0.4249
13 Chris Blocker 58 0.4241
14 Julyan Stone 138 0.4101
15 Marlon Maxey 72 0.4065
16 Mark Ingles 57 0.4031
17 Wayne Campbell 65 0.4003
18 John Bohannon 123 0.3967
19 Eugene Costello 63 0.3966
20 Christian Polk 67 0.3951
21 Prince Stewart 129 0.3949
22 Chris Sandle 50 0.3941
23 Jeremy Williams 68 0.3941
24 Arnett Moultrie 70 0.3920
25 Kimani Jones-Young 83 0.3888
26 Earvin Morris 65 0.3852
27 Ralph Davis 122 0.3849
28 John Tofi 117 0.3833
29 Johnny Melvin 129 0.3818
30 Marvin Kilgore 64 0.3795

Finally, here is how this year’s team ranks single-season, with the 2 players who sandwich them. Note players who play less than 2.5% of minutes are not included. A guy can play 1 minute, get a bucket and have a high ranking (Ryanes) doesnt make him an all-time great.

Rank-Player-Score-Players "Sandwiched"
36 Bryson Williams 0.4314 (Chris Blocker 87-88 and Tim Hardaway 86-87)
105 Souley Boum 0.3761 (Eggie McRae 98-99 and Marlon Maxey 90-91)
117 Daryl Edwards 0.3659 (Gabe McCulley 11-12 and Gio St. Amant 04-05)
168 Efe Odigie 0.3223 (Julyan Stone 07-08 and Keith Frazier 17-18)
182 Jordan Lathon 0.3123 (Ced Lang 12-13 and Gym Bice 90-91)
217 Nigel Hawkins 0.2892 (David Van Dyke 89-90 and Jake Flaggert 16-17)
256 Eric Vila 0.2597 (Deon Barrett 16-17 and Darius Mattear 02-03)
272 Deon Stroud 0.2493 (Rico Nelson 97-98 and Trey Touchet 15-16)
273 Anthony Tarke 0.2483 (see Stroud above)
282 Tydus Verhoeven 0.2384 (Rico Nelson 96-97 and Victor Luces 99-00)
294 Kaden Archie 0.2277 (Isaac Gordon 10-11 and Michael Perez 10-11)
n/a Ountae Campbell 0.5380
n/a Isaiah Ryanes 0.5004
n/a Anieus Medrano 0.2501
n/a Jules Williamson 0.0001

Lastly, Lathon ends his career sitting at #65 between Claude Britten and Gym Bice, and Hawkins sits at #73 (between Paul Thomas and Terry Stallworth)
 

axingfools1

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Wow this is really cool. Thx.

03-05 and 08-11 had some really great UTEP players.
 

MineroFanatico

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The Sweet 16 team had like 5 or 6 in the top 30. What a team that was. So close to being in the Final 4 because Cinci just wiped the floor with Memphis State, after edging us, to get there. Oh, what could’ve been!

Nice work Tenacious D.
 

axingfools1

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2019-2020 leaders per 40 minutes played

Points: Williams 22.5, Odigie/Stroud 18, Boum 16.4

Rebounds: Tarke 13.6, Odigie 11.3, Vila 9.8, Williams 9

Assists: Lathon 4.9, Hawkins 4.2, Boum 2.6

Steals: Tarke 2.4, Hawkins 2.0, Lathon 1.7

Blocked Shots: Verhoeven 1.5, Williams/Tarke and Stroud 1.2

FG%: Stroud .592, Verhoeven .581, Williams .536

3pt FG%: Edwards .383, Williams. 356

Free throw %: Boum .878, Williams .811
 

axingfools1

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2019-2020 leaders per 40 min played in conference

Points: Williams 19.1, Stroud 18.1, Boum 17.3

Rebounds: Tarke 12.8, Odigie 11.9, Vila 10.9, Williams 8.9

Assists: Lathon 5.3, Vila 3.5, Hawkins 3.3

Steals: Tarke 2.4, Lathon/Verhoeven 1.9

Blocked Shots: Stroud 1.3, Williams/Verhoeven 1.1

FG%: Verhoeven .556, Odigie .483

3pt FG%: Edwards .411, Boum .282

Free Throw%: Boum .856, Williams .808
 

TenaciousD

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For the record, my personal all-time favorite Miner is #27 Ralph Davis - at 6-5, got rebounds, had a nice mid-range jumper, could handle the ball, and did a little bit of everything. Not saying the best player, but I just liked his game and demeanor on the court.

Plus he is famous for "Davis shoots, whyyyyyyy"...The Miners win, the Miners win". "AAAGHHHHHHH"
 

MineroFanatico

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Call me a homer, but I gotta go with Hardaway. Never seen a UTEP player that could make an impact on the court like he did. So quick, so fast, so strong, such amazing body control, great finisher and made everybody else on the court better to top it off.

Eddie Rivera and Smooth round out my top 3.
 

Lil_Train

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Call me a homer, but I gotta go with Hardaway. Never seen a UTEP player that could make an impact on the court like he did. So quick, so fast, so strong, such amazing body control, great finisher and made everybody else on the court better to top it off.

Eddie Rivera and Smooth round out my top 3.
Agree on old Timbug as well. Along with all the qualities you mentioned, he was an outstanding defender despite his height. He was also an unbelievable competitor. I think he benefited greatly playing with Jeep Jackson. Jeep is also one of my favorites. In more recent history, I would go with Randy Culpepper; amazing player on both ends.
 

axingfools1

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Julyan Stone. If only he could shoot.

I loved Jeremy Williams and Earvin Morris. Always made the games exciting to watch.

But NOBODY was as exciting as RCIII. NOBODY

I had a love/hate relationship with Bo. Never would have guessed he was top 30.
 
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I can never forget Culpepper's game against Central Florida, it was somewhat competitive early but during the second half he hit three after three after three. They pushed him further out and he hit another. CF really looked like they just gave up, let him shoot it from 40ft. He had another game like it here a few weeks later against ECU. He had a dunk against Wyo in the Sun Carnival which was amazing as well.
 

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