Top 25 Players in College Basketball

doogie503

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1. Obi Toppin - Dayton
2. Myles Powell - Seton Hall
3. Vernon Carey - Duke
4. Daniel Oturu - Minnesota
5. Udoka Azubuike - Kansas
6. Markus Howard - Marquette
7. Jordan Nwora - Louisville
8. Luka Garza - Iowa
9. Payton Pritchard - Oregon
10. Cassius Winston - Michigan State
11. Kamar Baldwin - Butler
12. Freddie Gillespie - Baylor
13. Precious Achiuwa - Memphis
14. Devon Dotson - Kansas
15. Tre Jones - Duke
16. Zeke Nnaji - Arizona
17. Malachi Flynn - San Diego St.
18. Nick Richards - Kentucky
19. Oscar Tshiebwe - West Virginia
20. Filip Petrusev - Gonzaga
21. Tyrese Haliburton - Iowa State
22. Tres Tinkle - Oregon State
23. Austin Wiley - Auburn
24. Onyela Okongwu - USC
25. Nathan Knight - William & Mary
 
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Freddie Gillespie and Austin Wiley are nice players, just not sure that they're more important than Jared Butler and Samir Doughty.

Not saying all of these guys need to be on the list, but here are some of the notable omissions:

Isaiah Stewart, Washington
Tyler Bey, Colorado
Desmond Bane, TCU
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Lamar Stevens, Penn State
Zavier Simpson, Michigan
Omer Yurtseven, Georgetown
CJ Bryce, NC State
John Mooney, Notre Dame
Mason Jones, Arkansas
Ashton Hagans, Kentucky
Reggie Perry, Mississippi State
Anthony Edwards, Georgia
Jordan Ford, Saint Mary's
 
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doogie503

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Freddie Gillespie and Austin Wiley are nice players, just not sure that they're more important than Jared Butler and Samir Doughty.

Not saying all of these guys need to be on the list, but here are some of the notable omissions:

Isaiah Stewart, Washington
Tyler Bey, Colorado
Desmond Bane, TCU
Daniel Oturu, Minnesota
Lamar Stevens, Penn State
Zavier Simpson, Michigan
Omer Yurtseven, Georgetown
CJ Bryce, NC State
John Mooney, Notre Dame
Mason Jones, Arkansas
Ashton Hagans, Kentucky
Reggie Perry, Mississippi State
Anthony Edwards, Georgia
Jordan Ford, Saint Mary's
Oturu was #4 on the list

Not sure how Edwards isn't on there.

I'm a homer, but I'd add Derek Culver from WVU to your honorable mention list too.
 
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Freddie Gillespie and Austin Wiley are nice players, just not sure that they're more important than Jared Butler and Samir Doughty.

Not saying all of these guys need to be on the list, but here are some of the notable omissions:

Isaiah Stewart, Washington
Tyler Bey, Colorado
Desmond Bane, TCU
Daniel Oturu, Minnesota
Lamar Stevens, Penn State
Zavier Simpson, Michigan
Omer Yurtseven, Georgetown
CJ Bryce, NC State
John Mooney, Notre Dame
Mason Jones, Arkansas
Ashton Hagans, Kentucky
Reggie Perry, Mississippi State
Anthony Edwards, Georgia
Jordan Ford, Saint Mary's

The disrespect for Paul Reed continues. :mad:

15.5/11.4 on 53.6FG%. Also 3.1 blocks and 2.0 steals.

Is there even one player on your list who's better than Reed???
 
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According to ESPN

1. Obi Toppin - Dayton
2. Myles Powell - Seton Hall
3. Vernon Carey - Duke
4. Daniel Oturu - Minnesota
5. Udoka Azubuike - Kansas
6. Markus Howard - Marquette
7. Jordan Nwora - Louisville
8. Luka Garza - Iowa
9. Payton Pritchard - Oregon
10. Cassius Winston - Michigan State
11. Kamar Baldwin - Butler
12. Freddie Gillespie - Baylor
13. Precious Achiuwa - Memphis
14. Devon Dotson - Kansas
15. Tre Jones - Duke
16. Zeke Nnaji - Arizona
17. Malachi Flynn - San Diego St.
18. Nick Richards - Kentucky
19. Oscar Tshiebwe - West Virginia
20. Filip Petrusev - Gonzaga
21. Tyrese Haliburton - Iowa State
22. Tres Tinkle - Oregon State
23. Austin Wiley - Auburn
24. Onyela Okongwu - USC
25. Nathan Knight - William & Mary

Pathetic that Paul Reed isn't top 15 or even on the list.

No excuse for that. He's easily better than most of the people on that list. Kamar Baldwin?? Give me a break.
 

dukedevilz

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The disrespect for Paul Reed continues. :mad:

15.5/11.4 on 53.6FG%. Also 3.1 blocks and 2.0 steals.

Is there even one player on your list who's better than Reed???
Haha you're right. Paul Reed is a heckuva player. Deserves some attention. I just came up with that list in a few minutes.
 
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dukedevilz

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Pathetic that Paul Reed isn't top 15 or even on the list.

No excuse for that. He's easily better than most of the people on that list. Kamar Baldwin?? Give me a break.
Reed is a better individual player, but awards always favor players on top-tier teams. Baldwin is the best player on Butler, who is projected as a #1 seed. So including him has some merit.
 

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I love how well Nick has been playing lately, but he is not the best player on our team. Come on.
I've been rooting for Nick since he was freshman. There's 2 players on our team we couldn't do without, that's Nick and Aston. I have absolutely no problem with Nick on that list.
 

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I've been rooting for Nick since he was freshman. There's 2 players on our team we couldn't do without, that's Nick and Aston. I have absolutely no problem with Nick on that list.
Disagree, Maxey is our most valuable player IMO. Close between him and Ashton, but we basically have no offense outside of Tyrese in some games.
 

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1. Obi Toppin - Dayton
2. Myles Powell - Seton Hall
3. Vernon Carey - Duke
4. Daniel Oturu - Minnesota
5. Udoka Azubuike - Kansas
6. Markus Howard - Marquette
7. Jordan Nwora - Louisville
8. Luka Garza - Iowa
9. Payton Pritchard - Oregon
10. Cassius Winston - Michigan State
11. Kamar Baldwin - Butler
12. Freddie Gillespie - Baylor
13. Precious Achiuwa - Memphis
14. Devon Dotson - Kansas
15. Tre Jones - Duke
16. Zeke Nnaji - Arizona
17. Malachi Flynn - San Diego St.
18. Nick Richards - Kentucky
19. Oscar Tshiebwe - West Virginia
20. Filip Petrusev - Gonzaga
21. Tyrese Haliburton - Iowa State
22. Tres Tinkle - Oregon State
23. Austin Wiley - Auburn
24. Onyela Okongwu - USC
25. Nathan Knight - William & Mary
I honestly think both okoro and doughty are both better players for auburn than Wiley. Wiley has stepped up this year though.
 

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Hagans and Tre Jones have been extremely similar players. Having one at 15 and the other not on the list is dumb.
Nick Richards even being mentioned on this list after his first 2 years is wild. He went from awful bench player to legitimate all sec caliber player.
 

BasketBallJunkie-UK

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Disagree, Maxey is our most valuable player IMO. Close between him and Ashton, but we basically have no offense outside of Tyrese in some games.
When Maxie is on, he's great. Always plays hard,but Nick has been more consistent. Stats will prove it.