Here is some more updated plus/minus data thanks to commenter gpsimms. We began tallying the data during the Old Spice Classic so seasonal totals don’t include Northern Michigan or Houston Baptist.
- Zack Gibson has posted the highest plus/minus total in less than half as many minutes as the six people behind him. Tough to say that he doesn’t warrant more playing time, as the team seems to go on a run whenever he is in the game.
- Laval Lucas-Perry has been one of the only players to shoot the three pretty well this year so his offensive numbers make sense, however his defensive totals are a bit disappointing.
- DeShawn Sims is the most disappointing on this list with is -8 total. He needs to continue to step his game up, hopefully yesterday was a big step in the right direction.
- Stu Douglass appears to be one of the better defenders on the team. I think this started to become clear at the end of last year but he has posted the best defensive numbers of any guard on the roster.
Game-by-game stats for Boston College and Arkansas Pine Bluff along with notes after the jump.
Boston College Plus/Minus
- Zack Gibson graded out very well which is not surprising since he spearheaded Michigan’s come back with a couple threes late in the game.
- Ant Wright was part of a run in the first half where Michigan started to tighten the game so his solid showing makes sense.
- Laval Lucas-Perry continues to perform well in the plus/minus which is a bit surprising considering his play was pretty lackluster.
- DeShawn Sims killed Michigan versus Boston College, his numbers are terrible and he simply didn’t impact the game. On defense especially he struggled.
- Darius Morris has the worst plus/minus stats to date, this is obviously a bit of a concern but the Pine Bluff game definitely showed some signs of life.
Arkansas Pine Bluff
- Darius Morris: Darius got so much playing time that his totals were bound to be impressive. I am most impressed with his defense, which appears to have been very good.
- Stu Douglass: A brutal shooting game, but an impressive plus minus total, I think it’s safe to say that Stu is the most comfortable of the “point guards” running the offense. Now if he can make some three point shots…
- Laval Lucas-Perry: Couldn’t stay on the court and didn’t play well after hitting two early three point shots.
- DeShawn Sims: Peedi had a big day so it’s not surprising to see his strong offensive numbers, however the team appears to play better defense when Zack Gibson is on the floor.
- Manny Harris: Playing 38/40 minutes is naturally going to lead to a plus/minus score that looks remarkably similar to the final score.
As always, there are certainly flaws to these numbers and I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. Discuss away.