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07:32 AM ET 12.18 | Nearing the halfway point in the NCAA's season, who has been college basketball's Player of the Year? 1. Shabazz Napier, UConn: Napier's already made countless big shots in big moments this season, shining in UConn's wins over Florida, Indiana and Boston College. His numbers on the season are good -- 15.3 points, 7.0 boards, 5.9 assists and shooting 57.1% from three -- but in those three wins, Napier's averaged 24.3 points with a usage rate that was at least 30%. He's taken over when UConn needs him to take over, opting to distribute and get his teammates involved at other times. 2. Jabari Parker, Duke: Parker scored 21 points against Gardner-Webb on Monday night, the first time he's gone for 20 in a game since the day before Thanksgiving. The most versatile offensive weapon in college basketball.

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December 18, 2013  07:52 AM ET

Throw in academics, and it's Aaron Craft, hands down.

December 18, 2013  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Throw in academics, and it's Aaron Craft, hands down.

If the guy had an 18 footer he would be the top point at the next level. As it is I am unsure what he wants to do. Medical school is calling but the $$$ may be too much to ignore.

December 18, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Throw in academics, and it's Aaron Craft, hands down.

So Craft is CBBs version of McCarron

December 18, 2013  11:29 AM ET

Umm, anyone ever heard of Doug McDermott? Should have won POY last year and should win it this year.

December 18, 2013  11:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Throw in academics, and it's Aaron Craft, hands down.

Look at you! toSU homers unite!

December 20, 2013  09:11 PM ET

Throw in snake-wrangling skills and it's. . . Throw in channel-surfing skills and it's. . . Throw in vodka-drinking skills and it's. . Show me the last time some 'bright' boy's I.Q won his team a championship. Napier has achampionship at UCONN and may get another. The title says national PLAYER of the year. Any other speculative information is for some other forum.

 
December 20, 2013  09:13 PM ET

Throw in snake-wrangling skills and it's. . . Throw in channel-surfing skills and it's. . . Throw in vodka-drinking skills and it's. . Show me the last time some 'bright' boy's I.Q won his team a championship. Napier has achampionship at UCONN and may get another. The title says national PLAYER of the year. Any other speculative information is for some other forum.

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