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WWTS BMS LEADERBOARD
Big Man Strengths (BMS) is comprised of the traditional around the basket indicators for good big man play – offensive and defensive rebounds, blocks, fouls and 2 pt efficiency. Back to the basket bigs who do most of their production around the cup tend to score the highest, but not universally so. Measuring big man defense is an eternal challenge, but by stabilizing the different big man inputs, the nuance of defensive expectation within system and scheme can emerge. BMS is not just an effective metric to judge bigs, smaller players with scores above 50 must meet a higher baseline of feel, finishing and defensive playmaking – information that can be valuable when hunting for role players and relative positional advantages like smalls with the ability to operate in the post.
At Cerebro, we operate our metrics on the principal of enclosure - having every game from, an event. Due to factors beyond control, there was not resources to cover every court for every time slot & a decision was made to narrow the parameters to SWAC courts 1-6 for WWTS. This means that some players or teams may not have all games that were not statted for use in the dataset. For our leaderboards, thresholds were set at 2 games and 15 minutes per game. For each age group, there is a honorable mention dedicated to players who performed well enough for leaderboard placement, but fell outside the game or minutes parameters.
Honorable Mention: Keith Marshall 2022 Houston Rockstars, Ronnie Harrison 2023 RJ Hampton Elite, Jaden Jefferson 2023 RJ Hampton Elite, Jaden Rahmaan 2022 The Crew
Honorable Mention: Christian Brown 2025 3-D Sports, Xavier Ross 2024 Buddy Buckets, Cedric Lott 2024 3-D Sports, Daniel Thomas 2024 Dallas Showtyme
Honorable Mention: Antonio Kellogg 2025 SF Rebels, James Elgas 2025 Next Page Force, Colin Noble 2025 Triumph Hodge