Chicago 5 - Leaders and Wrap Up

When I started this little exercise I wasn't quite sure how it was going to go. Basically I just wanted to see how WhatIfSports engine did with simulations and also get a feel for the tournament. The 10 games that were played didn't include too many buzzer beaters, but it seems like part of that is because there's a wide array of talent in Chicago right now. 

Also, the engine itself probably needs a little bit of manual intervention. Cleveland Melvin didn't play in the tournament for DePaul, presumably because he was injured at the end of the season and thus not included as active on the roster, and I mentioned in one recap that the computer stuck too rigidly to season minutes averages when the situation meant players could've played more - for instance with Carl Montgomery on Chicago State. There were also places where coaches would've tightened their bench trying to get an important win over a rival that the game just couldn't quite capture.
Still, it's been a fun ride. After the jump is the final leaders section and the All-Tournament team.

Leaders:

Points:
  1. John Shurna - Northwestern: 72
  2. Paul Carter - UIC: 65
  3. Robo Kreps - UIC: 59
  4. Geoff McCammon - Loyola: 53
  5. Drew Crawford - Northwestern: 51
Rebounds:
  1. Andy Polka - Loyola: 35
  2. Paul Carter - UIC: 34
  3. Ben Averkamp - Loyola: 29
  4. Carl Montgomery - Chicago State: 26
  5. Krys Faber - DePaul: 26
Assists:
  1. Robo Kreps - UIC: 21
  2. Courtney Stanley - Loyola: 15
  3. Mike Capocci - Northwestern: 14
  4. Michael Thompson - Northwestern: 13
  5. Antonio Lofton - Chicago State: 12
All-Tournament Team:
  • MVP: John Shurna - Northwestern: 72 points, 14 rebounds, 7 assists
  • Paul Carter - UIC: 65 points, 34 rebounds, 5 assists
  • Robo Kreps - UIC: 59 points, 21 rebounds, 21 assists
  • Michael Thompson - Northwestern: 63 points, 12 rebounds, 13 assists
  • Ben Averkamp - Loyola: 49 points, 29 rebounds, 10 assists
Thanks for reading the series!

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