Week 2: Big Man Power Ranking

Larrier (Stephen Slade)

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 [Last Week: 1]

Larrier is very good. He didn’t have to do a whole lot against Queens (not a real team; more of a figment of your imagination), but still showed the skillset that’s going to keep him atop this list. He should make some threes though.

THIS WEEK

LarrierFG3PFTORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Merrimack (exb)8-100-11-113217330328
Queens (exh)2-60-20-02414330111

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
Carlton

2Josh Carlton [5]

20 points without committing a foul gets you to number two on this list. Carlton manhandled Queens on Sunday and showcased his offensive skills, which are a pleasant surprise.

THIS WEEK

CarltonFG3PFTORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Merrimack (exb)2-50-00-0242401007
Queens (exb)10-120-00-104020001117

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
Cobb (Getty)

3Eric Cobb [4]

Cobb didn’t start on Sunday, and only played 11 minutes, but did score six points to accompany five rebounds. He’s been solid, if unspectacular, through exhibition season.

THIS WEEK

CobbFG3PFTORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Merrimack (exb)2-20-00-1261411008
Queens (exb)3-60-00-01506030111

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
Polley (Stephen Slade)

4Tyler Polley [3]

Polley continues to show good skills. He had six assists while starting against Queens. He may not be able to put all the pieces together this season but he’s definitely showing he can contribute right now.

THIS WEEK

PolleyFG3PFTORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Merrimack (exb)2-100-10-02614011128
Queens (exb)1-20-02-20224620220

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
Diarra (A Dime Back)

5Mamadou Diarra [2]

Diarra barely played on Sunday — by design of Kevin Ollie — though he does still appear to be near the top of the depth chart. We won’t be too punitive considering Diarra should have excelled over the non-big bigs of Queens if given more than six minutes of action.

THIS WEEK

DiarraFG3PFTORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Merrimack (exb)5-70-01-223011022010
Queens (exb)1-20-01-2131300206

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
Whaley (A Dime Back)

6Isaiah Whaley [6]

Whaley continues to be solid. It’ll be interesting to see how his athleticism translates against better opponents but Pork Chop should continue to play a key role in the rotation.

THIS WEEK

WhaleyFG3PFTORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Merrimack (exb)5-60-00-02511000018
Queens (exb)3-50-00-02436210114

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 [7]

Sunday’s game against Queens confirmed that Kwint should never attempt a three-pointer. His two attempts this season have been… bad. Kwint is still getting his feet wet at the D1 level but seems to be adjusting well enough. One huge dunk is going to vault him up this list.

THIS WEEK

WilliamsFG3PFTORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Merrimack (exb)3-60-10-02316000110
Queens (exb)1-20-10-02552301214

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 [8]

Still waiting on Big Dave. A nagging hip injury has kept him out of UConn’s three exhibition games. Kevin Ollie said Onourah’s status for Friday’s season opener is questionable.

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