Players Ken Pomeroy Is Going to Love in the 2013-14 College Basketball Season

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Players Ken Pomeroy Is Going to Love in the 2013-14 College Basketball Season
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Ken Pomeroy does not care about your press clippings, your wingspan or your NBA potential. 

All college basketball's favorite advanced stats guru cares about is the numbers, and he's created a player of the year award that eliminates any biases that voters may have. 

This is how Pomeroy decides his player of the year, called the kPOY: 

I used a combination a player's offensive rating and his possessions used, which was valued relative to his team's offensive rating. On defense, I used the proportion of his team's Dean Oliver-formulated stops that he was responsible for.

Meaning Pomeroy cares about your offensive efficiency, how much you play, how much you're used and how much influence you have on the defensive end. 

Keep in mind if there's a built-in bias to Pomeroy's system; it's that it loves big men. Last year's top 10 included six post players. Eight of the top 10 were big men in 2012, including the top four, and Draymond Green was the winner. And Jared Sullinger won the inaugural kPOY in 2011. 

With that in mind, these 10 guys should be on the kPOY watch list for 2013-14. 

All advanced stats used in this piece come from KenPom.com (subscription needed). 

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