I have a piece going up later that will explain more of what you see here, but I wanted to post the results of my prospect rating system.
As for what these categories mean: ATH–a projection of a player’s applied athletic ability. The average score is about 15.0 for this group. oRTG–is offensive rating projected for the NBA level, which can also be defined as points created per 100 possessions. USG–is the players projected NBA usage rate. DEF–is the player’s defensive factor rating, with 1.00 being average and the bigger the number, the better. RTG–is the end rating generated by of all this. I wish it stood for something real, like wins or points, but right now, it’s just a rating. Average is 83.2 for these guys.
As a side note, don’t get too worked up about Ricky Rubio’s ratings here. They are based on a very small sample of data.
Just because a player doesn’t rate highly here, or vice versa, you can’t make any definitive statements about these ratings. This is a brand new system and will surely be improved dramatically in the years ahead. However, I do think there are some interesting things here. For instance, in Kevin’s European translations post, he noted how well Sergio Llull’s translations came out. I don’t know if he’ll play in the NBA next season, but if he does, he’ll be an interesting litmus test for the differences between our systems. His projected offensive rating in my system is off-the-charts good, the best in the group. The system also sees him as being very limited athletically, completely unable to get his own shot and lacking big-time on defense. To me, he’s got shooting specialist written all over him, but it’ll be interesting to see how it pans out. It’s also entirely possible my system isn’t picking up on inherent differences between the American and European versions of the game.