Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Brew Index

The statistical points of a player in the UAAP is calculated this way:
(Total points + total rebounds + total assists + total steals + total blocks) x 2 - total TO's - Penalty Points + bonus points = statistical points

Penalty points = 5 for every technical foul & unsportsmanlike foul, 10 for an ejection
Bonus points = 15 points for every game won in which player played

Okay, I wanted to try something different. Something I call the Brew Index. I added the minutes played because it gives an indication of a player's worth as well.
This is how it goes:
Step 1
total minutes played + total points + total rebounds + total assists + total steals + total blocks = positive statistical points
Step 2
positive statistical points - penalty points (total turnovers + total fouls + total technical foul (equivalent to 4 points assuming there are 2 free throws plus ball possession for the opposing team) = positive statistical points
Step 3
positive statistical points + wins (10 points per win) - loss (10 points per loss) = final stat points

Here's what I got from the Top 4 teams:

Rabeh Al-Hussaini
(404 minutes, 252 points, 134 rebounds, 18 assists, 2 steals, 9 blocks) = 819
819 - (2 TOs + 29 F) = 761
761 + / - (win/loss points) = 881 points

Chris Tiu
(407 minutes, 202 points, 85 rebounds, 51 assists, 10 steals, 1 block) = 756
756 - (23 Tos + 22 F) = 771
711 + / - (win/loss points) = 831 points

Jayvee Casio
(414 minutes, 238 points, 57 rebounds, 51 assists, 20 steals, 1 block) = 781
781 - (32 TOs + 34F) = 715
715 +/ - (win/loss points) = 775 points

Rico Maierhofer
(321 minutes, 184 points, 141 rebounds, 24 assists, 11 steals, 17 blocks) = 698
698 - (33 Tos + 37 F + 2 Tech Fs (8 points) = 628
628 +/- (win/loss points) = 680 points

Benedict Fernandez
(352 minutes, 179 points, 40 rebounds, 16 assists, 6 steals, 4 blocks) = 570 points
570 - (23 TOs + 24 F) = 523
523 +/- (win/loss points) = 583 points

Mark Barroca
(371 minutes, 158 points, 73 rebounds, 40 assists, 21 steals, 1 block) = 664
587 - (33TOs + 44F) = 587
587 +/- (win/loss points) = 647 points

Marcy Arellano
(358 minutes, 146 points, 61 rebounds, 53 assists, 20 steals, 2 blocks) = 640
640 - (31 TOs + 30 F) = 579
597 +/- (win/loss points) = 619 points

James Martinez
(365 minutes, 137 points, 57 rebounds, 37 assists, 6 steals) = 602
602 - (17 TOs + 15F) = 570
570 +/- (win/loss points) = 610 points

And for the sake of argument, the players whose teams did not make the Final Four:
Jervy Cruz
(455 minutes, 277 points, 192 rebounds, 13 assists, 6 steals, 12 blocks) = 955
955 - (34 TOs + 41 F + 1 Technical Foul (4 points) = 880
880 +/- (win/loss points) = 856 points

Edwin Asoro
(427 minutes, 189 points, 129 rebounds, 30 assists, 16 steals, 28 blocks) = 819
819 - (56 TOs + 48 F) = 715
715 +/- (win/loss points) = 615 points

Nonoy Baclao
(361 minutes, 98 points, 107 rebounds, 15 assists, 7 steals, 36 blocks) = 624
624 - (11 TOs + 39 F) = 574
574 +/- (win/loss points) =
694 points

For FEU, it's amazing because Benedict Fernandez "leads" the team simply because of points scored, but looking at the over-all picture, it's Mark Barroca who makes this team go.

Jervy put up some great numbers because of a couple of overtime games too. But the Tigers didn't win especially against the Top 4 squads and that pulled down his numbers. Take a look at his final numbers though... pretty heavy.

I'm thinking of trying another facet of tabulating points which should include: dunks, three-pointers three-point plays, and fourth quarter points.

Anyways, based on the Brew Index, that's how I saw who was really valuable for their team and the league. And I didn't even add any points for making the Final Four (maybe I should). But Rabeh tops the list still.

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