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
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.
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.
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)
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
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.
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.
Don't think Zeller or Burke will be as important to their teams as Thomas and Paul are/will be.
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
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!
You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was. - Irish proverb