2004 Draft NCAA Prospect Stats
To give another perspective on some of the top prospects as the 2004 NBA Draft approaches, SUPERSONICS.COM has collected the statistics for 25 of these players, evaluating them using some statistics you might not be familiar with, but provide a better perspective on how well they performed in college than merely traditional points, rebounds and assists.

Reading this chart:
TS% - true shooting percentage, the best measure of total shooting efficiency. This is found by PTS/(2*(FGA + (.44*FTA)))
R48 - rebounds per 48 minutes
Pass - combines assist/turnover ratio and assists/minute. This is found by 50 * ((AST/MIN)^2) * (AST/TO)
EFF48 - WNBA.com's Efficiency rating per 48 minutes. This is found by 40*((PTS + REB + AST + STL + BLK - TO - (FGA-FGM) - (FTA-FTM))/MIN)

Player           Pos   Col   MPG   PPG   RPG  APG   TS%   R48  Pass  EFF48
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Jameer Nelson     PG  JOES  33.9  20.6   4.7  5.3  .590   6.6  2.29   30.7
Devin Harris      PG   WIS  36.3  19.5   4.3  4.4  .615   5.7  1.57   26.0
Ben Gordon        PG   CON  34.5  18.5   4.7  4.5  .578   6.6  1.39   24.7
Antonio Burks     PG   MEM  34.3  16.0   3.2  5.5  .571   4.5  2.86   23.7
Chris Duhon       PG  DUKE  35.4  10.0   4.1  6.1  .532   5.5  3.19   19.5
Marcus Moore      PG   WSU  33.7  13.5   3.1  3.7  .458   4.5  0.77   14.4

Player           Pos   Col   MPG   PPG   RPG  APG   TS%   R48  Pass  EFF48
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Delonte West      SG  JOES  33.5  18.9   5.4  4.7  .633   7.7  1.82   30.7
Andre Iguodala    SG   ARI  32.1  12.9   8.4  4.9  .548  12.6  2.07   28.6
Tony Allen        SG   OSU  31.6  16.0   5.5  3.1  .572   8.4  0.54   26.1
Kirk Snyder       SG   NEV  31.7  18.8   5.7  3.4  .545   8.7  0.58   24.5
Romain Sato       SG   XAV  36.9  16.3   8.0  2.3  .565  10.4  0.25   23.7
Rickey Paulding   SG   MIZ  35.0  15.1   4.3  2.8  .533   5.9  0.34   17.4

Player           Pos   Col   MPG   PPG   RPG  APG   TS%   R48  Pass  EFF48
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Luke Jackson      SF   ORE  34.6  21.2   7.2  4.5  .639  10.0  1.26   32.4
Josh Childress    SF   STA  29.8  15.7   7.5  2.7  .609  12.1  0.47   31.7
Ryan Gomes        SF  PROV  34.8  18.9   9.4  2.3  .612  13.0  0.19   31.2
Bryant Matthews   SF    VT  35.4  22.1   8.9  1.5  .555  12.1  0.04   29.0
Luol Deng         SF  DUKE  31.1  15.1   6.9  1.8  .555  10.7  0.14   25.7
Trevor Ariza      SF  UCLA  31.6  11.6   6.5  2.1  .481   9.9  0.14   16.7

Player           Pos   Col   MPG   PPG   RPG  APG   TS%   R48  Pass  EFF48
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Emeka Okafor      PF   CON  32.4  17.6  11.5  1.0  .597  17.1  0.02   37.3
Lawrence Roberts  PF   MSU  32.7  16.9  10.1  1.2  .579  14.8  0.04   28.8
Kris Humphries    PF   MIN  34.1  21.7  10.1  0.7  .525  14.2  0.00   28.3
Jaime Lloreda     PF   LSU  34.5  16.9  11.6  1.4  .589  16.2  0.03   28.2
Arthur Johnson    PF   MIZ  31.7  16.4   7.5  1.1  .579  11.3  0.03   27.6

Player           Pos   Col   MPG   PPG   RPG  APG   TS%   R48  Pass  EFF48
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Rafael Araujo      C   BYU  29.8  18.4  10.1  1.2  .624  16.3  0.04   35.9
David Harrison     C   COL  31.6  17.1   8.8  0.9  .626  13.3  0.01   30.6

When looking at the Efficiency per 48 minutes, which is a natural tendency, keep in mind that this statistic tends to be biased towards inside players, which is how the fifth highest-rated power forward (Arthur Johnson) can rate better than the second-best point guard. Posts get more rebounds and blocks than perimeter players get assists and steals, and their field-goal percentages are also generally higher.

Even within position groups, EFF48 is biased towards players who grab a lot of rebounds, like Andre Iguodala, as opposed to better scorers like Tony Allen and Kirk Snyder. Strength of schedule is also an important consideration.

It should also be noted that these statistics reflect only the player's 2003-04 performance and nothing about their previous career or their age. Rickey Paulding, for one, was much better in 2002-03, when he averaged 22.3 efficiency points per 48 minutes. Freshmen like Luol Deng and Kris Humphries should receive extra credit for performing as well as they did early in their NCAA careers.