Zion Williamson Leads Stadium’s Ultimate Player of the Year Race

    We put together an elite group of voters: 10 media members who follow the game from 10 different outlets. They will vote each month to compile Stadium’s

    We put together an elite group of voters: 10 media members who follow the game from 10 different outlets. They will vote each month to compile Stadium’s Ultimate Player of the Year Race, a weekly look at the top players in the country.

    Here’s an update from our esteemed panel on the National Player of the Year Race, and there’s someone new in the top spot. There are also several new names in the Top 20, including Marquette’s Markus Howard and Michigan State’s Cassius Winston while guys like LaGerald Vick (Kansas) and Luguentz Dort (Arizona State) have dropped out.

     

    Here is the voting panel:

    • Jeff Goodman, Stadium
    • Clark Kellogg, CBS Sports
    • Doug Gottlieb, Fox Sports
    • Mike DeCourcy, Sporting News
    • Jeff Borzello, ESPN
    • Rob Dauster, NBC Sports
    • Matt Norlander, CBSSports.com
    • Dana O’Neil, The Athletic
    • Mark Titus, The Ringer
    • Jeff Eisenberg, Yahoo Sports



    Stadium Player of the Year Race (first-place votes in parenthesis)

    1. Zion Williamson, Duke – 96 (8)
    2. Grant Williams, Tennessee – 85 (1)
    3. Dedric Lawson, Kansas – 53
    4. R.J. Barrett, Duke – 49
    T5. Rui Hachimura, Gonzaga – 43
    T5. Shamorie Ponds, St. John’s – 43
    7. Jarrett Culver, Texas Tech – 39
    8. Ethan Happ, Wisconsin – 33
    9. Markus Howard, Marquette – 22 (1)
    10. Carsen Edwards, Purdue – 20
    11. Brandon Clarke, Gonzaga – 14
    12. Cassius Winston, Michigan State – 13
    13. Ja Morant, Murray State – 12
    14. De’Andre Hunter, Virginia – 9
    15. Kyle Guy, Virginia – 6
    16. Justin Wright-Foreman, Hofstra – 4
    17. Caleb Martin, Nevada – 3
    18. Tres Tinkle, Oregon State – 2
    T19. Daniel Gafford, Arkansas – 1
    T19. Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Virginia Tech – 1
    T19. Myles Powell, Seton Hall – 1
    T19. Jordan Caroline, Nevada – 1

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