Major All-Conference Teams
A few weeks into the new year, here's a look at my revised All-Conference teams (major conferences):
POY-Mason Plumlee F Duke
C.J. Leslie F NC State
Alex Len C Maryland
Seth Curry G Duke
Kenny Kadji C Miami (FL)
(FOY-Rasheed Sulaimon G Duke)
POY-Ben McLemore G Kansas
Jeff Withey C Kansas
Rodney McGruder G Kansas State
Pierre Jackson G Baylor
Marcus Smart G Oklahoma State
(FOY-Ben McLemore G Kansas)
POY-Shabazz Muhammad G/F UCLA
Solomon Hill F Arizona
E.J. Singler F Oregon
C.J. Wilcox G Washington
Spencer Dinwiddie G Colorado
(FOY-Shabazz Muhammad G/F UCLA)
POY-Michael Carter-Williams G Syracuse
Russ Smith G Louisville
Jack Cooley F Notre Dame
Otto Porter F Georgetown
Sean Kilpatrick G Cincinnati
(FOY-Jamaal Sampson F St. John's)
POY-Trey Burke G Michigan
Cody Zeller C Indiana
Deshaun Thomas F Ohio State
Keith Appling G Michigan State
Dre Hollins G Minnesota
(FOY-Glenn Robinson III F Michigan)
POY-Laurence Bowers F Missouri
Kenny Boynton G Florida
Marshall Henderson G Mississippi
Trevor Releford G Alabama
Archie Goodwin G Kentucky
(FOY-Archie Goodwin G Kentucky)
The teams are so great, you posted them twice.
No way Oladipo doesn't make All B1G. I'd put him in and take Appling out.
Did you forget about Noel too?
Bowers will end up missing, at least, the whole month of Jan. Doubt he gets POY.
Have you seen mason Plumlees' play the last few games? No way he wins it, he hasn't been able to put the team on his back at all
Joe Harris from UVA has put up better numbers than both Kadji and Curry while being on a slower paced team.
A few points:
Since the start of ACC play, Mason Plumlee is averaging 13.4 PPG on 43.5 percent shooting and is 46.4 percent from the line. C.J. Leslie is averaging 14.3 PPG on 49.2 percent shooting and 5.2 rebounds. Devin Booker is averaging 17 PPG and 9.8 rebounds and leading the ACC in field goal percentage at 54.1 percent.
Reggie Bullock has been better so far in the ACC than Seth Curry in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage, three point percentage, assists, and steals.
Archie Goodwin is shooting 33.9 percent from the field in SEC games.
Keith Appling is shooting 34.1 percent and scoring 12.4 PPG while Trevor Mbakwe and A.J. Hammons have been tremendous. Mbakwe is 12.3 PPG on 60.9 from the field, 11.7 RPG, and 2.8 blocks. Hammons, a 7-foot 280 lbs. freshman no less, is at 12.2 points on 54.5 perent from the field, 8 RPG, and 3.4 blocks.
Pierre Jackson is shooting 34.9 percent in Big 12 games.
Russ Smith is shooting 36 percent in Big East games. Davante Gardner is 15.4 PPG on 56.3 percent shooting, 7.4 rebounds, and 1 block in 26 minutes.
Laurence Bowers has been great, but he has played 1 SEC game. Players in the SEC don't get awarded for what they do against SIU-Edwardsville and SE Missouri State.
You guys all know where my college allegiance lies, but I think these stats are at least worth looking at, from an award standpoint. Anthony Davis cleaned up last season, won just about every award available.
Anthony Davis - 2011-2012 - 14.2 ppg 10.4 rpg 4.7 bpg 1.4 agp 1.2 spg (62/15/70) 10 doubles doubles through 1-24-12
Jeff Withey - 2012-2013 - 13 ppg 8.4 rpg 4.3 bpg 1 apg .6 spg (55/0/70) 7 double doubles/ 1 triple double through 1-24-13
Davis has better numbers, but for as unique a season as he had last year, while playing for a team ranked in the top 5 all of the year, Withey is doing a lot of the same things and producing at a similar level, yet I doubt he finishes in the top 3 of the Naismith and other top college awards.