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Pac-12 Basketball: Assessing the most balanced/one-dimensional players

There are scorers, defenders and also balanced players in the Pac-12 conference.

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In basketball, there are players that are heavily offensive or defensive based and others that are far more balanced.

Hoping to distinguish these types of players in the Pac-12 this season, I compared each qualified player’s (more than 100 minutes played) offensive and defensive efficiency to the NCAA efficiency average.

Then, using the plus/minuses, I categorized players into four unique designations - offensively and defensively above NCAA average, offensively and defensively below NCAA average, either offensively or defensively below or above NCAA average.

Here are the results in a graphical format, as well as a sortable table below where you can search how each player compares to the NCAA efficiency average.

Offensive/Defensive Efficiency Ratings +/-, 2017

Player Off Rtg +/- Def Rtg +/-
Player Off Rtg +/- Def Rtg +/-
Lauri Markkanen 34.7 10.1
TJ Leaf 31.7 5.6
Lonzo Ball 30.6 4.6
Bryce Alford 30.1 -3.3
Roman Sorkin 26.3 11.7
Chris Boucher 25.2 18.7
Ramon Vila 24 -12
Thomas Welsh 23.7 8.6
Daine Muller 22.5 -5.3
David Collette 20.1 10.6
Markelle Fultz 16.8 -1.9
Charles Buggs 16.7 6
Jordan McLaughlin 16.3 -1.1
David Crisp 16.3 -9.5
Noah Dickerson 15.8 -1.9
Dylan Ennis 15.5 13.1
Aaron Holiday 15.5 2.4
Deleon Brown 15.2 -2.4
Reid Travis 15.2 4.2
Torian Graham 14.9 -11
Lorenzo Bonam 14.9 10.4
Xavier Johnson 14.8 0
Dusan Ristic 14.7 11.5
Josh Hawkinson 14.7 3
Shannon Evans 14.6 -11.3
Grant Verhoeven 14.5 4.2
Devon Daniels 14.5 11.6
Derrick White 13.9 1.1
Elijah Stewart 13.4 0.6
Tyler Dorsey 12.9 6.9
Casey Benson 12.1 7.3
Matthew Atewe 11.6 -3.2
De'Anthony Melton 10.8 7.7
Tra Holder 10.6 -12.7
Kyle Kuzma 10.5 13.7
Ivan Rabb 10.3 17.2
JoJo Zamora 9.9 6.7
Sedrick Barefield 9.7 6.6
Gyorgy Goloman 9.5 8.3
Tyler Rawson 9.1 13.2
Grant Mullins 9 8.2
Dillon Brooks 8.8 12.8
Parker Jackson-Cartwright 8.6 10.8
Matisse Thybulle 8.6 -1.6
Kodi Justice 8.2 -8.5
Kadeem Allen 8.1 14.3
Jordan Bell 7.8 20.7
Obinna Oleka 7.6 -4.5
Wesley Gordon 7.6 5.3
Chimezie Metu 7.1 5.7
Payton Pritchard 7 9.2
Dorian Pickens 6.9 2
Nick Rakocevic 6.7 0.7
Ike Anigbogu 6.2 7.3
Rawle Alkins 5.8 11.6
Kobi Simmons 4.8 7.5
Gabe Bealer 4.7 9.2
Parker Van Dyke 4.3 8.2
Kingsley Okoroh 4.2 18
Kameron Rooks 4.1 18.5
Malik Dime 4 -0.1
Conor Clifford 3.9 -3.8
Isaac Hamilton 3.2 -1.2
Malachi Flynn 2.9 -6.9
Tres Tinkle 2.7 9.3
Dominic Green 2.5 -8.2
Jonah Mathews 2.3 0.4
Jabari Bird 2.1 9.8
George King 1.6 1.5
Drew Eubanks 0.8 5
Bennie Boatwright -0.1 -1.6
Carlos Johnson -0.3 -10.4
Tory Miller -0.7 0.4
Shaqquan Aaron -1 -0.8
Jayce Johnson -1 15.4
Roger Moute a Bidias -1.4 8.7
Josh Fortune -1.8 -0.6
Charlie Moore -2.1 7.9
Sam Singer -2.7 11.6
Chance Comanche -3.6 10.5
Keith Smith -4 11.4
Ike Iroegbu -4 -4.7
Kendal Manuel -4.2 -5.6
Dominique Collier -4.4 -4.9
Keanu Pinder -4.9 18.2
Michael Humphrey -4.9 7.6
Jaquori McLaughlin -6.2 -5.1
Kavell Bigby-Williams -6.6 15.3
Viont'e Daniels -7.7 -8.9
Robert Cartwright -8.6 2.7
Charles Callison -8.8 -4.1
Stephen Thompson Jr. -9 -2.3
Christian Sanders -9.5 4.6
Jeff Pollard -9.5 -1.3
Marcus Sheffield -9.6 3.2
Robert Franks -11.7 -4.1
Sam Cunliffe -13.5 -9.2
Don Coleman -14.7 7.4
Marcus Allen -16.2 2.7
Gligorije Rakocevic -16.9 -2.6
Sam Timmins -17.8 -3.8
Josh Sharma -18.4 11.5
Matt Dahlen -21.6 -0.2
Thomas Akyazili -21.9 -0.3
Bryce Peters -22.7 -1.5
Jethro Tshisumpa -26.7 -3
Lucas Siewert -28.9 -1.5
Stephen Domingo -30.4 11.9
Ronnie Stacy -33.2 -0.4
Derrien King -35 -3.7
Tanner Sanders -36.2 -0.3
Ben Kone -36.4 -0.4
KJ Langston -37.5 -5.2

Here are a few notable players from the data set:

Efficient on offense, not on defense

  • Bryce Alford, UCLA (+30.1/-3.3)
  • Markelle Fultz, Washington (+16.8/-1.9)
  • David Crisp, Washington (+16.3/-9.5)
  • Shannon Evans, Arizona State (+14.6/-11.3)
  • Tra Holder, Arizona State (+10.6/-12.7)

Efficient on offense and defense

  • Lauri Markkanen, Arizona (+34.7/+10.1)
  • Chris Boucher, Oregon (+25.2/+18.7)
  • Thomas Welsh, UCLA (+23.7/+8.6)
  • Dylan Ennis, Oregon (+15.5/+13.1)
  • Lorenzo Bonam, Utah (+14.9/+10.4)
  • Ivan Rabb, Cal (+10.3/+17.2)
  • Parker Jackson-Cartwright, Arizona (+8.6/+10.8)
  • Jordan Bell, Oregon (+7.8/+20.7)
  • Jabari Bird, Cal (+2.1/+9.8)

Efficient on defense, not on offense

  • Jayce Johnson, Utah (-1/+15.4)
  • Charlie Moore, California (-2.1/+7.9)
  • Keanu Pinder, Arizona (-4.9/+18.2)
  • Christian Sanders, Stanford (-9.5/+4.6)
  • Josh Sharma, Stanford (-18.4/+11.5)

Who do you believe are the most balanced and one-dimensional players in the Pac-12? Leave a comment below or feel free to tweet at @boettger_eli and @PacificTakes on Twitter.

(All data used in this article are courtesy of Sports Reference.)