Week 1: Big Man Power Ranking

(Tyler Wilkinson, A Dime Back)

Every Monday (approx.) we will update the Big Man Power Ranking, heavily influenced by the play of the forwards and centers in the prior week’s games.

Larrier (AP)

1Terry Larrier

Larrier was UConn’s best player in its win over Merrimack. He has shown an ability to score in a number of different ways and is still shaking off the rust of last year’s injury.

THIS WEEK

GMFG 3P FT ORDRTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Prov (exb)3-140-51-204417020022
Mer (exb)8-100-11-1123217330328

THIS SEASON

 FGFG%3P3P%FTFT%ORTRPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
TOT55-13042.3%20-4643.5%26-3281.3%1868156622516335
AVG5.5-1342.3%2-4.643.5%2.6-3.281.3%1.85.215.60.62.20.51.633.5
Diarra (A Dime Back)

2Mamadou Diarra

Although he (shockingly) fouled out in only six minutes against Providence, Diarra earned the start in that game and proved why later in the week, scoring 11 points in a win over Merrimack.

THIS WEEK

DiarraFG3PFTORDRTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Prov (exb)1-10-00-00115202006
Merrimack (exb)5-70-01-2213011022010

THIS SEASON

 FGFG%3P3P%FTFT%ORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKMIN
TOT9-2536.0%0-00%7-1643.8%16402625077103
AVG1-2.836.0%0-00%0.8-1.843.8%1.84.42.92.80.00.80.811.4
Polley (Stephen Slade)

3Tyler Polley

Polley was probably the most pleasant surprise of the first week. He’s bouncey and a better rebounder than his size belies. He missed a few too many easy looks against Merrimack but did grab six rebounds.

THIS WEEK

PolleyFG3PFTORDRTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Prov (exb)1-30-04-401136100115
Merr (exb)2-100-10-024614011128

THIS SEASON

 FGFG%3P3P%FTFT%ORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
TOT9-2733.3%3-1127.3%9-1090.0%51212301523150
AVG0.9-2.733.3%0.3-1.127.3%0.9-190.0%0.51.21.23.00.10.50.20.315.0
Cobb (Getty)

4Eric Cobb

Cobb is large. He also earned the start in each of UConn’s first two games. He didn’t play a ton of minutes, but is currently the highest on the depth chart of the non-Larrier bigs. Early signs suggest Cobb has the ability to be an impact rebounder if he can stay on the floor.

THIS WEEK

CobbFG3P ORDRTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Prov (exb)1-20-012344000112
Merrimack (exb)0-02461411008

THIS SEASON

 FGFG%3P3P%FT%ORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
TOT4-944.4%0-00%50.0%5231111371357
AVG0.7-1.544.4%0-00%50.0%0.83.81.81.80.51.20.20.59.5
Carlton

5Josh Carlton

Carlton has some deployable skills right now. He’s got a soft touch around the rim, good rebounding ability and more size than the average freshman big. I’m betting he climbs this list pretty soon.

THIS WEEK

CarltonFG3PFTORDRTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Prov (exb)1-30-02-420244010116
Merrimack (exb)2-50-00-02242401007

THIS SEASON

 FGFG%3P3P%FTFT%ORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
TOT8-1747.1%0-00%8-1266.7%1028192421192106
AVG0.8-1.747.1%0-00%0.8-1.266.7%1.02.81.92.40.21.10.90.210.6
Whaley (A Dime Back)

6Isaiah Whalley

After an uneventful game against Providence, Whalley turned up against Merrimack. He had ten points and five rebounds in only eight minutes. That is some damn efficiency. More important than his play on the court, Whalley remains nicknamed Pork Chop, which is important.

THIS WEEK

WhaleyFG3PFTORDRTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Prov (exb)1-10-00-111202000215
Merr (exb)5-60-00-023511000018

THIS SEASON

 FGFG%3P3P%FTFT%ORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
TOT5-862.5%0-00%6-966.7%1014616345467
AVG0.6-162.5%0-00%0.8-1.166.7%1.31.80.82.00.40.50.60.58.4
Williams

7Kwintin Williams

Kwint is still easing his way into college ball, and there’s nothing wrong with that. After looking overmatched (and underplayed) against Providence, he flashed some of the elite athleticism that has made him an online star against Merrimack.

THIS WEEK

WilliamsFGAFG3PFTORDRTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Prov (exb)00-00-00000000002
Merrimack (exb)63-60-10-021316000110

THIS SEASON

 FGFG%3P3P%FTFT%ORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
TOT1-250.0%0-00%0-00%2332010115
AVG0.2-0.450.0%0-00%0-00%0.40.60.60.40.00.20.00.23.0
Onuorah (AP)

8Dave Onuorah

Big Dave still hasn’t suited up for a game. A hip injury suffered in practice has left him wearing street clothes on the bench. Large Dave is the big with the most game experience. It’ll be interesting to see where he fits in with the group as he gets healthy.

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Tyler Wilkinson

Owner & Editor-in-Chief of ADimeBack.com — founded in 2012 to provide additional useless insight on UConn sports.