Who’s The POY So Far?

In a tangent of my last post, here’s the Wilmington Star’s look at the likely candidates for the ACC Player of the Year this year.
They include five players, but to me, it’s really a three-man race at this point: Tyler Hansbrough, Jared Dudley and Sean Singletary.
A quick rundown:
Hansbrough

  • The best player (just barely) on the best team
  • #2 scorer in the ACC
  • #2 rebounder in the ACC

Dudley

  • The best all-around player in the league
  • Along with Singletary and Al Thornton, the most critical player to his team in the ACC
  • #3 scorer in the ACC
  • #1 rebounder in the ACC
  • Shooting 55.5% from the floor, a very impressive number for a small forward
  • Leads ACC in minutes played

Singletary

  • The best point guard – the hardest and most critical position – in the league
  • #1 scorer in the ACC
  • #4 in assists in the ACC and has only one player to pass to
  • #1 FT% (92.3%) in the ACC
  • Along with Dudley and Al Thornton, the most critical player to his team in the ACC

At this point, my vote would go to Dudley with Singletary next and Hansbrough third, largely because Hansbrough’s team is so deep that he’s just not asked to do quite as much as either Singletary or Dudley. Those two guys, Singletary in particular, carry their teams

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