6 B1G players land in top 10 of KenPom's National Player of the Year tracker
The Big Ten has six of the top 10 players in the country so far this season, according to KenPom.com.
That includes Iowa’s Luka Garza, who currently sits atop the list for the second year in a row.
Michigan’s Hunter Dickinson, Illinois’ Ayo Dosunmu, Purdue’s Trevion Williams, Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis and Michigan’s Franz Wagner also made the top 10.
Here’s the full list:
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Michigan is the only team in the country to have two players inside the top 10.
This is in line with where the Big Ten’s team rankings are, too. KenPom currently has six Big Ten teams ranked inside the top 15 and 10 ranked inside the top 40.
There are multiple teams on either side of the bubble, but the Big Ten getting 10 NCAA Tournament berths is a real possibility.
Garza is averaging 24.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game for the Hawkeyes this season. It will be interesting to see if he can keep his lead over the likes of Gonzaga’s Drew Timme and Baylor’s Jared Butler, who are leading undefeated teams.
Dickinson and Dosunmu could also have a case over Garza. They’re both star players on teams currently ranked ahead of Iowa in the Big Ten standings.
The Big Ten Tournament starts on March 10.