by Ken Pomeroy on Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Let’s own up to it - this year’s player of the year race is still open to be claimed and to me, that feels somewhat unusual for January. Most of the players in the chase for the inaugural kPOY had rather sluggish efforts coming out of the holiday break. This opened the door for something like E’Twaun Moore’s 31-point effort against Northwestern, which vaulted him from obscurity to a legitimate kPOY candidate. However, based on what we saw against Iowa last night, I’d still be shocked if Jared Sullinger doesn’t stay at the top of the list from here on out.
(Standings through Sunday’s games.)
1. Jared Sullinger, Ohio St. (Rating of .496, Last week: 1st) Before posting 24 and 12 against the Hawkeyes, it was over two weeks since Sullinger scored 20. Though Melsahn Basabe and Jarryd Cole caused him a few problems, Sullinger’s numbers, big or not-as-big, typically…