Week 6: Big Man Power Ranking

(Brad Horrigan / Hartford Courant)

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 averaged a double-double this week and played in 85 of 90 minutes. It’s fair to say that the Huskies likely lose both games without Larrier. But he still didn’t play that well. He shot only 32 percent from the floor and was 2-8 on threes.

THIS WEEK

LarrierFG3PFTORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Columbia3-111-51-251428140042
Monmouth5-141-35-748116210443

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 [4]

Mamadou Diarra, welcome to the resistance. The big man was UConn’s best NLBP by a wide margin this week. Sure he fouled out in both games, but you can’t make an omelette without fouling a few eggs. Diarra should get as many minutes as possible going forward.

THIS WEEK

DiarraFG3PFTORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Columbia5-70-01-3410511002020
Monmouth1-30-01-21753011022

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
Carlton

3Josh Carlton [2]

Carlton barely played against Columbia but did piece together some nice minutes against Monmouth. His defense is… a work in progress, but he maintains the most sophisticated offensive game of any non-Larrier guy on this list.

THIS WEEK

CarltonFG3PFTORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Columbia0-10-00-0000000103
Monmouth1-30-02-21214002014

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)

4Eric Cobb [3]

Cobb only played three minutes this week, but remains relatively high on this list because of his demonstrated rebounding ability. UConn needs Cobb’s ankle to heal quickly.

THIS WEEK

CobbFG3PFTORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Monmouth0-10-01-2132111003

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)

5Tyler Polley [5]

Polley scored four points against Columbia but barely saw the court against Monmouth. One cool thing about Polley is that he appears to be a good free throw shooter, and he provides some length on defense that comes in handy. But the rest of Polley’s game isn’t really working right now. He really needs to stop shooting threes.

THIS WEEK

PolleyFG3PFTORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Columbia1-50-32-20124011126
Monmouth0-20-00-0112001004

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
Whaley (A Dime Back)

6Isaiah Whaley [7]

Whaley played a grand total of two minutes this week as he works his way back into the lineup following wisdom teeth removal. It would’ve been entertaining to see Whaley, blasted on Percocet, mouth full of gauze, mix things up a little bit. Still, better safe than sorry.

THIS WEEK

WhaleyFG3PFTORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Monmouth0-00-00-0000000002

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
Onuorah (AP)

7Dave Onuorah [6]

Large Dave is having trouble finding his footing in higher level basketball games. He had more fouls than rebounds this week and is the only UConn player since 2010 (at least) to play 84 minutes or more and score only two points or less.

THIS WEEK

OnuorahFG3PFTORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Columbia0-00-00-0021002109
Monmouth0-10-00-0003001007

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
Williams

8Kwintin Williams [8]

Kwint is buried as the last man on the bench right now, but with the Coppin State game rapidly approaching, it’s almost his time to shine… by dunking a ball through the many layers of the Earth, deep into the heart of hell.

THIS WEEK

WilliamsFG3PFTORTRPFPTSASTTOBLKSTLMIN
Columbia0-10-00-0111001003

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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Tyler Wilkinson

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