Ethan Happ and Zion Williamson are at the top of the current KenPom “National Player of the Year” rankings.
The KenPom is an advanced formula that weighs a player’s success and the team’s success as a whole because of him. Right now, the Wisconsin legend and Duke freshman phenom are sitting at the top.
Fellow Duke Freshman R.J. Barrett comes in at a third. I think it’s safe to say the Blue Devils are loaded, despite dropping two of their last three.
KenPom National Player of the Year
— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) February 28, 2019
Both players are absolute stars. Williamson might be the most physically gifted player to ever play college basketball, and Happ might be the most important man to his team in the country. (RELATED: Duke Star Zion Williamson Suffers Sprained Knee In Loss To North Carolina)
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It really would be pretty incredible if Happ walked away with this award at the end of the season. It would be the perfect ending to his career with the Badgers.
As for Zion, I don’t think anybody would put up much of a fight if he got it. Have you seen what he is capable of on the court? It’s mind-boggling. We just need him to hurry up and get back from his sprained knee.
As of right now, it looks like Happ has some decent breathing room ahead of Zion, but we all know things can change quick in the world of college basketball.
Either way, I’m proud as hell of everything he’s accomplished for my program.