Over the last four games Yankuba and Kassoum have combined for 25 blocks. No surprise, St. John's has gone 3-1 over this stretch. These two will need to continue to control the paint and protect the rim in conference play, which starts in two weeks.
St. John's Freshman, Yankuba Sima has started the season off strong with a PER of 40 and Per Min of Production rating of 0.82. In his 24.5 minutes per game he is shooting 70% from the field, while scoring 8 points and grabbing almost 9 rebounds. More impressive, he is averaging 3 blocks per game.
Player Efficiency Rating (PER) measures a player’s performance by combining game statistics into one number. The national average PER is set at 15.00.
Per Minute of Production allows us to break down a player by each minute he competes in a single game. The information collected also allows us to measure his productivity and tells us how well or poorly he is playing. The closer he is to 1.00 indicates he is performing well.