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Bleacher Report’s Early Wooden Watch has Two Kentucky Guys


Bleacher Report came out with their way (emphasis on way) too early Wooden Award Watch for next season. Brian Pederson gave us 20 names plus honorable mentions as who he thinks will win the National Player of the Year this coming season. Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox made the list at No. 15 and No. 13 respectively.

Pederson predicts Monk will inherit the leading scorer role from Jamal Murray as well as the starting shooting guard spot, giving him 60-1 odds to win. For Fox, he gets a higher nod for not having anyone to compete for minutes with and B/R expects him to have nice assists numbers with the talent Kentucky will have down low.

So, who is number 1? Duke’s Grayson Allen, which I have to say makes sense only if you look at stats and nothing else. Personally I thought Allen coming back was dumb for him (weaker draft, high stock) and somewhat hurts Duke’s flow as a team. Allen will have to learn to give some way to Frank Jackson, Harry Giles and Jayson Tatum whereas last year it was just him and Brandon Ingram. I would bet heavily against Allen winning the Wooden a year from now.

Article written by Bobby Reagan

One time representative of UK at SEC 3v3 basketball championships. Northern Yankee living the Kentucky dream. Follow me @uklefty22

4 Comments for Bleacher Report’s Early Wooden Watch has Two Kentucky Guys

  1. Duuuuuude
    5:29 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

    Interesting…. so Fox will have no competition from Briscoe at the point? That’s sad to hear.

    • kvltclassic
      5:41 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

      I think it is more a testament that people see Briscoe as more of a 2 from last year instead of a point. When in reality he is a combo guard and will either be a super sub for either or play the third guard spot.

  2. shelby
    7:14 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

    I’m with no 1 above. I think Briscoe is a great pg, pass first, penetrate and facilitate. That’s what he does best.

  3. UKunts
    8:50 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

    Nice article Bobby retard, u would bet heavily against Allen , but let me guess , u think 2 guys who have never played a game in college have a really good shot at wining it , I would bet heavily that last year u prolly thought Labassiere was gonna win it , i would again bet heavily that u r about as smart as your profile pic, and in your profile pic u look like a complete douche …