Wednesday, March 7, 2007

After Further Review...

...Greg Oden should have been Big-11 player of the year. ‘Do Tucker is a fine player, Oden was better. Sure, Alando averaged about 4 more ppgs, and had a slight edge in steals. Oden, meanwhile, averaged more rebounds and blocks, shot a better percentage from both the field and at the free throw line (with his opposite hand, mind you). Of course stats shouldn’t determine a individual award. Well then, Big Greg was defensive player of the year…and it probably wasn’t even close. How many shots did he alter? Some guys (Tucker included) dribbled into the lane and backed out just looking for him. If the stats are similar, what separates Tucker from Oden…especially if Oden was the Defensive Player of the Year, and played on the team that won the Big-11 title by two games? Was Alando more “valuable?” Probably. But this isn’t the “Most Valuable Player” award; it’s the Player of the Year. It should have gone to Oden…even if he’s 32 years old. Here’s guessing that if they were both Freshmen, the voting would have been different.

4 comments:

Bill said...

Choppstar, your quite the Bucky hater aren't you. Tucker hands down.

Brad Chopp said...

I have to be the voice of reason inbetween Bucky-grads McManus and Goldy.

Goldy said...

How is Eau Claire doing this season?

Brad Chopp said...

Are you requesting a "Blugolds 2007 Season Review" post? Not getting one, I think they were brutal.