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Who were Nevada's most valuable players this season?

Caleb Martin
Caleb Martin was Nevada's most valuable player this season. (John Byrne/Nevada athletics)

With the Nevada basketball season over, I'll be rolling out some coverage of the season that just ended and the season that is to come next year. Here's a look at Nevada's most valuable players this year via four metrics used from Sports Reference. At the bottom, I combined the metrics to see who Sports Reference thought was the Wolf Pack's most valuable player this season.

Box score plus-minutes

A box score estimate of the points per 100 possessions a player contributed above a league-average player, translated to an average team.

1. Tre'Shawn Thurman, +8.6

2. Caleb Martin, +8.3

3. Cody Martin, +7.6

4. Jazz Johnson, +5.5

5. Trey Porter, +3.6

6. Jordan Caroline, +2.6

7. Corey Henson, +2.3

8. Jordan Brown, +1.7

9. Nisré Zouzoua, -6.0

10. David Cunningham, -15.3

Win Shares

An estimate of the number of wins contributed by a player due to his offense and defense.

1. Caleb Martin, 5.9

2. Cody Martin, 5.4

3. Jordan Caroline, 4.6

4. Tre'Shawn Thurman, 4.2

5. Jazz Johnson, 4.0

6. Trey Porter, 2.9

7. Corey Henson, 1.0

8. Jordan Brown, 0.9

9. Nisré Zouzoua, -0.1

10. David Cunningham, -0.1

Player Efficiency Rating

The higher the number the better. The average rating is around 15.

1. Caleb Martin, 22.7

2. Trey Porter, 19.8

3. Cody Martin, 19.1

4. Jordan Caroline, 19.0

5. Tre'Shawn Thurman, 18.4

6. Jazz Johnson, 15.9

7. Jordan Brown, 13.6

8. Corey Henson, 8.6

9. Nisré Zouzoua, 1.1

10. David Cunningham, -10.2

Offensive/defensive rating

The difference in points per 100 possessions between each players offensive rating and defensive rating; the higher the better.

1. Tre'Shawn Thurman, +30.3

2. Jazz Johnson, +30.2

3. Trey Porter, +25.5

4. Cody Martin, +25.1

5. Caleb Martin, +19.7

6. Jordan Caroline, +11.4

7. Corey Henson, +9.5

8. Jordan Brown, +4.5

9. Nisré Zouzoua, -30.5

10. David Cunningham, -87.7

Overall rank

A combination of the four rating systems.

1. Caleb Martin

2. Tre'Shawn Thurman

3. Cody Martin

4. Trey Porter

5. Jazz Johnson

6. Jordan Caroline

7. Corey Henson

8. Jordan Brown

9. Nisré Zouzoua

10. David Cunningham

I'm a little surprised Thurman ranked so highly, but his offensive efficiency numbers were excellent and his defense was elite. The other surprise is how low Caroline ranked, his late-season struggles playing a role in that ranking. Overall, Nevada loses seven of its top eight players due to graduation, with only Johnson (at five) returning. It's going to be a very different team next season, although one that should still push for 25 wins, a MW title and an NCAA Tournament berth.

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