September 12, 2012 in Division III
Matt Snyder (a one-time BallinMichigan guest columnist), who runs the Calvin blog ‘Forever Faithful,’ has been looking at comparisons of first half/second half of the season numbers for Calvin players last season. Here was his take on Brian Haverdink:
It’s not even the same player. One might turn their nose up at his .382 field goal percentage (and he still wasn’t all that effective inside the arc), but key to his second-half success was his stout .391 three point percentage. His second-half line was good for a .515 effective field goal percentage and 1.07 points per weighted shot. Both of which were above average for the team last season.The difference in his offensive numbers from the first half of the year to the second half equated to nearly three points per game and two fewer shot attempts; so, since the team scored about one point per shot attempt, you could figure Haverdink added five points per game to the team with his elevated play down the stretch.
Haverdink was the team’s only senior last season.