Week 5: Big Man Power Ranking

Carlton (Tristan Fortsch)

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 struggled for much of the PK80 tournament in his first test against real opponents. At times he appears to lack the strength necessary to get his own shot against physical defenders, and was the primary victim of UConn failing to run an offense focused on getting good looks for its best players. Still, Larrier scored 18 in each game and was UConn’s leading rebounder.

THIS WEEK

LarrierFG3PFTORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Oregon5-151-67-827318000137
Mich St6-174-82-227018013936
Arkansas7-142-42-212218020027

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]

Carlton was UConn’s third best big this week, after Larrier and Christian Vital who managed to handle the power forward position for ten minutes against Oregon. Carlton’s skills are still developing but he has shown to be one of the most productive NLBP.

THIS WEEK

CarltonFG3PFTORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Oregon2-20-02-31556011114
Mich St0-00-02-21332021117
Arkansas0-00-01-21221240016

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]

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Cobb missed the entire PK80 tournament with an ankle injury. While he has been far from dominant this season, the Huskies really could have used him this week.

THIS WEEK

DNP

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
Diarra (A Dime Back)

4Mamadou Diarra [6]

Diarra finally showed off the rebounding ability he was known for as a high school recruit against Arkansas. His five rebounds in 13 minutes were both career-highs, that he managed to do it while only committing two fouls is even more impressive.

THIS WEEK

DiarraFG3PFTORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Mich St0-00-00-0001001002
Arkansas1-40-02-42524011013

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)

5Tyler Polley [3]

Polley’s stock has been falling of late and a really poor showing in the PK80 is only accelerating the decline. His body of work this season is undoubtedly better than others ahead of him on this list, but Polley is trending in the wrong direction at the moment.

THIS WEEK

PolleyFG3PFTORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Oregon0-10-00-00100001014
Mich St0-10-00-0002000008
Arkansas1-20-10-00022000015

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
Onuorah (AP)

6Dave Onuorah [2]

Our excitement over Large Dave may have been premature. Against Power 5 frontcourt competition in Portland, Onuorah looked very much like the center on a 10-18 Cornell team.

THIS WEEK

OnuorahFG3PFTORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Oregon0-00-00-01350010014
Mich St0-00-00-01340031022
Arkansas0-00-00-0024000005

THIS SEASON

 FGFG%3P3P%FTFT%ORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
TOT2-540.0%0-10.0%1-250.00%10292650113099
AVG0.2-0.640.0%0-0.10.0%0.1-0.250.0%1.13.22.90.60.01.20.30.011.0
Whaley (A Dime Back)

7Isaiah Whaley [7]

Whaley barely saw the court in Portland this week. Diarra’s decent game will probably keep Whaley low on the depth chart until circumstances change again.

THIS WEEK

WhaleyFG3PFTORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Oregon0-10-00-1220000006
Mich St0-00-00-0000000002
Arkansas0-00-00-0001010016

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

8Kwintin Williams [8]

Kwint managed to see the court in UConn’s two losses this week, but didn’t score a point or grab a rebound in his five total minutes.

THIS WEEK

WilliamsFG3PFTORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Mich St0-00-00-0001000002
Arkansas0-00-00-0001000003

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

 

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