Podcast: Debating the Big Ten’s top 25 players

The Moving Screen is a podcast collaboration with The Athletic’s Brendan Quinn. We’ll be tackling Michigan, Michigan State and Big Ten basketball at large with a blend of rational analysis and hot takes.

We debate the Big Ten’s top 25 players list that ran on UM Hoops and Inside the Hall throughout the week. Brendan provides an outside perspective on the list and shares his opinions and disagreements. We hit on where Michigan and Michigan State players are ranked and who might be under and overvalued by year’s end.

Key players discussed include Anthony Cowan, Kaleb Wesson, Nojel Eastern, Jon Teske, Giorgi Bezhanishvili, Nate Reuvers, Franz Wagner and more.
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Notable Replies

  1. eric_shap

    BQ really said that Jalen Smith almost shot as well from three as Cowan in Big Ten play… Brendan.

  2. Kevin6CD

    Jalen Smith in B1G play: 32.6%. Cowan: 33.9%. Not too far off. Volume is important though, and Cowan shot more than double the amount of threes per game in the sample size.

  3. eric_shap

    Yeah, I wasn’t disputing the %'s. Cowan shot 6.2 3P/game and Smith 2.3/game for one… and the types of threes each takes is incomparable. 95% of Smith’s three point makes were assisted. Cowan shoots a significant amount off the dribble. Opponents are likely fine with Smith shooting threes (even actively leaving him open). Opponents are working to prevent, or make more difficult, Cowan’s 3P attempts.

    Essentially, comparing apples to oranges.

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