If a lot of these names are, well, new, it’s not your fault! It’s been a looong year, and also, none of these guys are projected top-5 NBA picks! Go figure!?Anyway, let’s run down the sportsbook’s top three Player of the Year candidates.
Team: Kentucky (24-6)Height: 6’9Year: JuniorStats: 16.9 points on 60.2% shooting, 15.3 reboundsBest Skill: Finishing around the rimNBA Draft projection: Second roundTakeaway: Kentucky’s known for its one-and-dones, but in his third year, Tshiebwe is the breakout star and a near-surefire wager to win Player of the Year
Team: Wisconsin (24-5)Height: 6’5Year: SophomoreStats: 20.3 points on 44.1% shooting, 8.3 reboundsBest Skill: Scoring off-the-dribbleNBA Draft projection: Top-10Takeaway: Davis is arguably the best NBA prospect of this group who can create his own offense with quick moves and bursts at the rim
Team: Iowa (21-8)Height: 6’8Year: Sophomore Stats: 23.3 points on 56.1% shooting, 8.6 reboundsBest Skill: 3-point shootingNBA Draft projection: Top-10Takeaway: The fourth-leading scorer in the country has starred in Iowa’s lead role with thirteen, 25+ point games. Look out for Murray to be household name this month
(Odds pulled from FanDuel)