January 28th, 2011
Player of the Week
Ben Hansbrough, G, Notre Dame
Hansbrough put up 28 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists in a win over Marquette, and followed with a 19 point, 7 assist 4 rebound performance in a win at Pittsburgh. He put the Panthers away with a spin move in the lane and a finish at the rim, showing the national television audience that he's more than just an underappreciated little brother who can only shoot from the outside.
This year's draft is shaping up to be a very interesting one as there is no clear-cut No. 1 pick. Much like 2006, this is a weaker draft without any immediate franchise changers or great depth. Projecting the first round is much more challenging with the level of talent down from most years.