I know it was preseason all american. Why? I didn't select him, the "engine" did? The third best C in D III preseason, again, I didn't pick that. So the engine says he is number 3 in the preseason all american picks, but now you say the engine says he is not very good. Just decent. Makes no sense.
Also, it makes no sense that because my PG can't rebound, that my 98 REB player can't rebound. I understand what you are saying but I guess I look at the game in a traditional basketball sense, not from a probability code sense. Hard for non computer programmers to understand. I also consider my players on an individual basis and not the entire team. Sounds like that's not the way to look at it at all.
I don't think that 39 is a horrible ATH for a C either. Sure I would much rather have a 50-60 at minimum at every position but not always possible. I understand also about good teams and bad matchups, but at which point does overall basic numbers trump some portion of ATH. Never? That doesn't seem right to me. But there I go again looking at it from an individual sense.
I do know that when my team was riding high, we also had a team ATH about 50. Maybe that is still the answer in DIII. I thought they changed/fixed that, but I guess not.
I understand about the passing thing and know that my team does suck in that capacity. Not something I took into account so thanks for pointing that out.
In taking another look, Hughes hasn't improved one bit this season, so I guess he will be as good as he was last year. He is not, but will probably average out against the pond scum I play in CUNY's East Division.
I guess I've just gotten bitter by playing so long and jaded because I feel my players are great, the way that most coaches feel about their guys that they are counting on. Maybe I could be 9 and oh drilling the bottom feeders, and my RPI would probably be the same as it is right now or pretty close.