As always, it’s time for another edition of…
The Weekly Fives
This blog has been such a nice thing for me – one that has given me a chance to analyze and discuss something that I am very passionate about. As a diehard basketball fan, I am very happy that I have been able to provide a blog that gives a comprehensive look at the ins and outs of the game, both locally, on the collegiate level, and nationally in the NBA. Overall, many players have been analyzed throughout the course of this blog, and I am providing the statistics in terms of who has appeared the most along the way
In the NBA, throughout the course of this blog, three players placed in the top five of the statistics a collective four times: Russell Westbrook, James Harden, and LeBron James. As for the teams, the Rockets had a player in the top five six times, followed by the Pelicans, Wizards, and Cavaliers, with five each. Nine teams did not have a single player place the entire season – the Lakers, Suns, Magic, Hornets, Knicks, Nets, Spurs, Grizzlies, and Mavericks.
In the NCAA, since we covered the three major universities in Nebraska that participate in Division I basketball, each placed highly. Creighton led the way, with 23 players in the top five throughout the season. Omaha was in second with 17, and Nebraska placed in last place with a respectable 14 players. Overall, in terms of players, five players placed five times – guards Tai Webster, Khyri Thomas, and both Watson Jr’s, and center Justin Patton. All contributed in multiple statistical categories throughout the season.
At the high school level, Teddy Allen and Jeffrey Widhelm lead the way in a much more open high school race. Both placed three times throughout the season. Three other players placed twice during the year, while all others mentioned only appeared once.
- James Harden, Houston Rockets (4 Times)
- Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder (4 Times)
- LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers (4 Times)
- John Wall, Washington Wizards (3 Times)
- Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz (3 Times)
- Glynn Watson Jr., Nebraska (5 Times)
- Maurice Watson Jr., Creighton (5 Times)
- Tai Webster, Nebraska (5 Times)
- Khyri Thomas, Creighton (5 Times)
- Justin Patton, Creighton (5 Times)
- Teddy Allen, Boys Town (3 Times)
- Jeffrey Widhelm, Douglas County West (3 Times)
- Ben Moxness, Logan View/Scribner-Snyder (2 Times)
- Noah Valasek, Riverside (2 Times)
- Kaleb Gonzalez, Miniature (2 Times)
(Numbers Accumulated Throughout Season)
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Senior App Associate, Nebraska
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, COJMC