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Who should be National POY?

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Buffnik, Mar 10, 2016.

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Who should win the Naismith Trophy?

  1. Grayson Allen, Duke

  2. Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia

  3. Kris Dunn, Providence

  4. Buddy Hield, Oklahoma

  5. Brice Johnson, North Carolina

  6. Jacob Poeltl, Utah

  7. Ben Simmons, LSU

  8. Tyler Ulis, Kentucky

  9. Jarod Uthoff, Iowa

  10. Denzel Valentine, Michigan State

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Here are your Naismith Trophy semifinalists:

    Grayson Allen, Duke
    Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia
    Kris Dunn, Providence
    Buddy Hield, Oklahoma
    Brice Johnson, North Carolina
    Jacob Poeltl, Utah
    Ben Simmons, LSU
    Tyler Ulis, Kentucky
    Jarod Uthoff, Iowa
    Denzel Valentine, Michigan State

    Conventional wisdom is that Simmons will be the #1 pick in the NBA draft with Brandon Ingram of Duke nipping at his heels. But LSU had a disappointing season, so that likely eliminates him and makes this a Hield vs Valentine race.

    Who do you think should win?
     
  2. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    I thot Simmons was removed from consideration by the school.
     
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    patebuff Downgraded to half a star Club Member

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  4. BuffNative

    BuffNative Club Member Club Member

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    We'll look back at 2016 as the year of the seniors. It's real close between Hield and Valentine. I voted for Valentine because, as a college player, his game is so complete. A stat stuffing monster: 19.6 PPG, 7.5 RBG, 7.5 APG, 45.4 3pt%. You can make the case for Hield as well, he really is the Steph Curry of the college game this year: 25.1 PPG, 47.3 3pt%.

    While I think Michigan State is a better team overall, they really struggled when Valentine was out. Oklahoma struggled down the stretch and maybe you can attribute that to the B12 gauntlet. In the end, they are both great. But I particularly love watching a guy like Valentine play. He's a coaches son who just does everything so well and can beat you in so many ways. Looking forward to watching these two lay it all on the line one last time in March. And a homer shout out to Josh Scott as well even though he is not on the list, what a leader, what a career.
     
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  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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  7. CVilleBuff

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    The fact that he won ACC POY is reason enough to take notice. I don't think people understand how difficult it is for a guy from a school outside of North Carolina to win POY. It takes some serious doing, especially in a year when your team didn't win the regular season title. He won over Brice Johnson because he's simply better. I know Brogdon would win a team more games than many of these guys...coughBenSimmons
     
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  8. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    I kick started the debate by voting for Grayson Allen
     
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  9. BuffNative

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    You must be tripping.
     
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  10. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    what no GMFK?
     
  11. BehindEnemyLines

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    Noice!
     
  12. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    Voted for Brice Johnson, he's had a really good year imho. Dude has come a long way. Heild and Valentine are right there, Allen too.
     
  13. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    He wasn't even POY in his own conference, fwiw.
     
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    I'm aware of that but he excells on a deep team.
     
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    Buddy Hield for sure. No doubt in my mind.
     
  16. dyemeduke

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    In spite of their recent decline, Hield is to me the best college bball player I've seen since Anthony Davis. I'm not talking about NBA potential, but Hield is outstanding.

    I could understand voting for Brogdon. I love Dunn, and while think he's somewhat overrated, I respect Valentine. But TWO votes for Poetl??...
     
  17. Buffalo Brad

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    Cavaliers are my second favorite team so mine was a homer vote
     
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  18. BuffLuKe

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    Thinking more about it, I'd probably change my vote to Brogdon or Heild. Oh well.
     
  19. BuffHerd

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    Valentine. Spartans drop off considerably with him out
     
  20. wyobuff

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    Had to go with buddy. He's just too good. He's the type of guy that can put them into the final 4 on his own.
     

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