Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
POY
Author Message
82hawk Offline
All American
*

Posts: 2,560
Joined: Oct 2014
Reputation: 34
I Root For: UN CW
Location:
Post: #1
POY
Who you got and why?
01-28-2017 08:43 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

dan10 Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,287
Joined: Feb 2015
Reputation: 12
I Root For: Drexel
Location: Indianapolis
Post: #2
RE: POY
Ingram of UNCW
01-30-2017 02:10 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Seahawk Nation 08 Online
Heisman
*

Posts: 8,418
Joined: Aug 2014
Reputation: 64
I Root For: UNCW
Location:
Post: #3
RE: POY
It's gonna be a tight race this year, for sure. With Omar Prewitt sharing CAA Player of the Week honors with Tyler Seibring this week, he becomes the 15th different CAA player to take home CAA POW honors this season. Usually the awards aren't that spread out among league players.

Among those 15, only T.J. Williams, Devontae Cacok, and Seibring have taken home POW honors twice this season. Of that group, Williams, who I picked as my Midseason Player-of-the-Year, is the most deserving right now if I had to choose. The UNCW guys all kind of "split the vote", as you could make a case for Cacok, Ingram, or even Flemmings right now.

By the end of the season you might see Prewitt make a strong case, as he seems to finally be playing at the level he did most of last year.
01-30-2017 02:38 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
DirtyDukes Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 2,300
Joined: Mar 2013
Reputation: 50
I Root For: Dukes, bud!
Location: Museum District
Post: #4
RE: POY
Bryan Schor
01-31-2017 01:50 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

swampcougar1 Offline
Bench Warmer
*

Posts: 202
Joined: Mar 2015
Reputation: 8
I Root For: CofC
Location:
Post: #5
RE: POY
At this point probably Dixon. UNCW players will take votes away from each other. TJ Williams a strong contender. Chealey could be a dark horse at this point
02-04-2017 01:26 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
trojanma Offline
Water Engineer
*

Posts: 4
Joined: May 2013
Reputation: 0
I Root For: CofC
Location:
Post: #6
RE: POY
Player of the year in a large measure will depend on who wins

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
02-06-2017 09:08 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Seahawk Nation 08 Online
Heisman
*

Posts: 8,418
Joined: Aug 2014
Reputation: 64
I Root For: UNCW
Location:
Post: #7
RE: POY
With T.J. Williams getting hurt and NU starting to fall off, I agree that Dixon is now my top choice. This stands to change in the final 3 weeks though.
02-07-2017 10:14 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

82hawk Offline
All American
*

Posts: 2,560
Joined: Oct 2014
Reputation: 34
I Root For: UN CW
Location:
Post: #8
RE: POY
Cacock has earned the award

#16 13.9 ppg

#1 Rebounding 11.9 ppg

#1 FG% .769 (#2 .585)

#5 Steals 1.5

#1 Blocked shots 1.8

#1 Offensive Reb - 4.5

#1(tied) Defensive Rebs 7.4

There are only 12 statistical categories listed(not including minutes) and Cacock leads five of them, and is #5 in another. The only area he doesn't lead are as a result of being a center. PPG, 3 point goals made, 3 point goal %, assists.

No other player comes close to Cacock in dominating a game and racking up statistics across the board. He scores, rebounds on offense and defense, blocks shots, get steals, leads the CAA and nation in FG% and is on pace to set an all time NCAA record. He is the only player in the CAA averaging a double/double. Also, it is amazing he scores 13 ppg with so few shot attempts because he makes such a high percentage of his shots. All of this is accomplished by a guy who isn't even top 10 in minutes played, and by a guy who rarely has plays run for him to score. I can't recall the last player who dominated so many categories. IMO, it's not even close. Dixon is a good scorer and shooter, but that's about it. Where else does he lead besides FT%?

If there is a most improved award, Cacock should get that as well.
(This post was last modified: 02-07-2017 07:11 PM by 82hawk.)
02-07-2017 06:44 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Seahawk Nation 08 Online
Heisman
*

Posts: 8,418
Joined: Aug 2014
Reputation: 64
I Root For: UNCW
Location:
Post: #9
RE: POY
I love Cacok. His ability to run the floor as a big man is incredibly impressive, he's become a ferocious shot blocker, and it's very clear we're a weaker team when he's not on the floor. And I think he's a lock to be a First Teamer.

But a huge part of his litany of success is the system he plays in and the talent surround him. He gets to play the "fun role" on this team. When things break down for defenses in transition, he gets a perfect pass with which to dunk the ball. He's good defensively, but not great. He grabs a ton of rebounds, but part of that is because he plays in a 4-guard lineup and sometimes he's the only guy available to GET rebounds. The fact that he doesn't play a ton of minutes yet we have had so much success just furthers my point: We have a great team and a great coach.

He's in the conversation for POY for sure, and is easily the league's best overall big man. But I'm not prepared to coronate him as king just yet. With 3 weeks to go he's still got work to do.
02-07-2017 09:54 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
82hawk Offline
All American
*

Posts: 2,560
Joined: Oct 2014
Reputation: 34
I Root For: UN CW
Location:
Post: #10
RE: POY
Are we now selecting POY based on the style of play and whether they are in a 3 or 4 guard offense? Who cares why or how he is dominating like he is....HE IS. I could go on and on about the stats for other players and why they are in a better position to get theirs, but it's irrelevant.

I am not claiming he is the offensive player of the year or defensive player of the year. Make your case for those awards and the corresponding players if you want. In fact, we can start another thread. This is a POY thread, which is the overall best player in the CAA. Beyond in conference stats, I can't see another player who tops or is near the top of so many categories that are important.

Rebounding on both ends of the court, FG%, blocks, steals and #13 in scoring in the conference. If any other player ranked this high in all those categories, this wouldn't be much of a discussion, but for some reason with the player being Cacock, you think it is.

If it's not Cacock in the lead, make your case with facts for another player, and stack them up against Devontae. For a lot of people, identifying a true post player as POY is hard to do, because they are focusing on the basketball "skills" of the player, instead of focusing on their impact on the floor.
02-09-2017 09:32 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2017 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2017 MyBB Group.