With the offensive rating/usage rate scatterplot phenomenon rapidly spreading through the Big Ten blogsophere (OK, one other guy decided to make one), I was inspired to produced another scatterplot of my own. Here it is:
The scatterplot includes the top two scorers on every Big Ten team (except for IU’s Devan Dumes, whose offensive rating of 89.0 doesn’t show up on the scale I’ve been using).
I won’t comment extensively, except to note that the graph confirms the reason I like this approach: it identifies the best offensive players in a way that’s intuitive. I think most observers would say Robbie Hummel, Talor Battle, Kalin Lucas, DeShaun Sims, and Manny Harris have been the top offensive performers in the league this year. And those are the five players nearest the upper, right-hand corner on the scatterplot.
I apologize for how cluttered the graph is. Raymar Morgan’s datapoint is the one to the right of his name.