Leeper might not have scored but he was solid defensively in helping to defend Louisiana-Lafayette’s leading scorer Shawn Long. Leeper didn’t even attempt a field goal or free throw (that needs to change) but he did add 4 rebounds, 1 assist and a 1 blocked shot. But Leeper’s production really shows up in the BTH Analysis Plus/Minus ratings from Saturday.
With Leeper on the court, UALR outscored Louisiana-Lafayette 34-30, making him a plus 4 for Saturday’s game. With Leeper on the bench, UALR was outscored 49-36. With Leeper in the game, UALR’s points per minute increased from 1.63 to 1.89. And with Leeper on the bench, Louisiana-Lafayette’s scoring increased from 1.67 to 2.23.
The rest of the top five on Saturday included:
- Josh Hagins -1 (45-46)
- Ben Dillard -1 (32-33)
- Leroy Isler -2 (50-52)
- James White -2 (26-28)
Hagins turned in another pretty solid outing (compared to teammates) and remains the season leader in plus/minus. He’s at +57 for the season, +27 in Sun Belt games, +4.1 per games played and +.21 per minute played. All are team bests.