Thursday, June 12, 2014

And So Graduates The Most Efficient Shooter Of The Generation

Jordan Mast
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One thing I haven’t done with much regularity over the past few years is update my Facebook status. One thing I have done is maintain an excel-based statistical record of Calvin basketball on my computer. I have seasonal data – at some level – for every year through 1998 which now makes 17 seasons.

One thing I do with the data is compile career totals for players.

It’s fun to look back and remember just how crazy-efficient Andy Draayer was as a shooter due to the high (1) quantity and (2) quality (in a percentage sense) of three point shots he took as a player. Draayer’s .611 career effective field goal percentage is crazy-good (especially considering the frequency with which he shot the ball), but it’s not the best.

The best mark, among the 66 players who hoisted at least 100 career field goal attempts* over this time span, is the .617 eFG% that Jordan Mast compiled over the last three seasons.

*The best mark without any sort of threshold applied is Michael Fabiyi’s 1.000 career eFG% (earned in 2011 by going 1-1 from the field).

Mast wasn’t like Draayer who could take over a game by knocking down extremely deep or contested three pointers, but he did have a role which he filled admirably. By netting the team more points per field goal attempt than any other player who donned the Maroon and Gold over the last 17 years.

Career Top 5 (1998-2014)

Rank
Player
Career FGA
Career eFG%
1
Jordan Mast
167
.617
2
Andy Draayer
671
.611
3
Brian Roelofs
173
.595
4
Derek Griffin
585
.592
5
Danny Rodts
569
.576

Active Career Top 5 (no minimum)

Rank
Player
Career FGA
Career eFG%
1
Jordan Brink
679
.566
2
Brad Visser
95
.542
3
Tyler Dykstra
337
.542
4
Jordan Daley
214
.519
5
T.J. Huizenga
67
.493

Graduating

Rank
Player
Career FGA
Career eFG%
1
Jordan Mast
167
.617
12
Mickey DeVries
366
.552
20
Tyler Kruis
848
.538

(For context, Calvin's average eFG% since 1998 is .511)

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