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Who will win the B1G Player of the Year award?

Cody Zeller
25% (214 votes)
Trey Burke
35% (293 votes)
Deshaun Thomas
34% (291 votes)
Brandon Paul
4% (30 votes)
Other
2% (18 votes)
Total Votes: 846

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Killer nuts's picture

The questions being who "will" win instead of who "should" win made me choose Zeller. I think the hype train will get rolling as IU continues to win and be highly ranked and Zeller is projected a top draft pick

sb97's picture

Tough choice.  In the end, I think will come down to Burke or Zeller and be determined by which team has the better record.  If I were an Indiana fan I would very concerned about how their team performs on the road.  If Michigan somehow edges out Indiana for the regular season conference title then I could see Burke winning conference PoY beased on his being the face of that team.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Zeller is a very good player, but I would argue that he's not even the best player on his own team. In my opinion Oladipo is IU's best player. 
Burke is the engine that makes UM go. He's a good ball handler and he can score. 
Thomas will probably end up as the league's top scorer, but I'm not sure that's enough to get him POY. 

RBuck's picture

No matter what, this is going to be the toughest POY choice ever. Homer vote for Thomas.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

skiehl's picture

Haven't been overwhelmed by Zeller.. Can see the potential, but he's not the POY so far. Still have a long way to go in this race

tennbuckeye19's picture

Zeller was not only picked as preseason Big Ten POY but most gave him the nod as National POY as well. I just don't see it, at least not yet.

Dr. House's picture

When Butler's Andrew Smith punks Zeller, what do you think he's going to do against actual bangers in the big ten?
 
Zeller is a big softy. Guy should be averaging a double double a game but has only recorded 9 of them. Plus IU's super soft schedule has left many questions about the team.

Nick's picture

Don't think Zeller or Burke will be as important to their teams as Thomas and Paul are/will be.

abrahajc's picture

Zeller hasn't dominated this year the way I thought he would. However as a cavs fan I would kind of like to see him get drafted by cle this year and play next to his big brother, could make for one of the faster front courts in the nba. 
 
Anyway I think d Thomas is the player most valuable to his team, but I think the zeller notoriety will carry him to player of the year

Haybucks's picture

The degree to which Thomas has improved his game has been phenomenal.  He is becoming a complete player, worthy of national POY consideration.  Yes, I'm a homer too. D'oh!

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
- Edward Gibbon