The “Jam Fam” is off and running in Jam Basketball Intelligence’s inaugural season.
Here are a few of the highlights from the first month of the season:
- 2 top 10 teams in AP ranking week 4 - Kansas (8), Arkansas (10)
- Loyola has received votes for the AP top 25 in each of the past three weeks
- 3 top 30 teams in Kenpom Rankings - Kansas (5), Arkansas (25), Loyola (28)
- Hall of Fame Classic champions - Arkansas
- ESPN Events Invitational third place - Kansas
- The Citadel’s first Power Five win in 32 years
Home court advantage seems to be very prevalent for JBI teams. The eight JBI teams are a ridiculous 25-2 at home, good for a .926 winning percentage. Winning percentages like that don’t just happen overnight. Which begs the question, what has led to this hot start for JBI teams?
Here are a few key stats that point to the early success this year:
Offensively, the Jam Fam has been a force in transition points per possession (PPP). JBI teams have been explosive in transition having four of the men's teams ranked within the top 25 in the country in transition PPP.
- Kansas 1.325 PPP (4)
- Drexel 1.263 PPP (10)
- Arkansas 1.217 PPP (21)
- Loyola 1.215 PPP (23)
To go with team transition PPP, there are five JBI players from five different teams that are individually inside of the top 100 for player transition PPP.
- James Butler (Drexel) 1.800 PPP (16)
- Aher Uguak (Loyola) 1.75 PPP (22)
- Au’Diese Toney (Arkansas) 1.688 PPP (39)
- Ochai Agbaji (Kansas) 1.514 PPP (87)
- Hayden Brown (Citadel) 1.500 PPP (96)
Another offensive spot that JBI teams have crushed opponents in is the post. Four of the six men's teams rank within the top 100 in post points per possession with Drexel leading the pack at 18.
- Drexel 1.100 PPP (18)
- Arkansas 1.045 PPP (35)
- Citadel 1.000 PPP (55)
- Kansas .964 PPP (88)
The results JBI has managed to accomplish to start the year are as successful as they could have imagined. With the analytical help of JBI look for all of the teams under the JBI banner to make some noise in March.