Much has been said, rightfully so, about Jaren Holmes’ outstanding 38 point outburst in St. Bonaventure’s 83-57 victory over Saint Joseph’s. The Bonnie victory on Wednesday was bolstered by another significant performance as Jalen Adaway added 24 points.
In 1999 Arthur R. Linton, an engineer by profession and college basketball fanatic, wrote a book on grading players. In his ‘How to Rank and Grade Every Player in Basketball History’, Linton describes his effectiveness factor (EF). Points, rebounds, blocked shots, steals and assists are added. Turnovers are subtracted with the total divided by minutes played.
Here is how Holmes and Adaway fared:
By the numbers Adaway, a 6’5 junior, actually had a better effectiveness factor than his classmate. A 24 point outing in 26 minutes plus 4 assists without a turnover proved the difference in the final tally.
Linton also breaks down...