December 29, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes forward Deshaun Thomas (1) takes a foul shot against the Chicago State Cougars at Value City Arena. Ohio State won the game 87-44. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Basketball Roundtable: Who is the Top Player in Men's College Basketball?

While there are many good individual players in men’s college basketball right now, who is the best? Doug McDermott at Creighton, Deshaun Thomas over at Ohio State, Tim Hardaway Jr. at Michigan, or Mason Plumlee at Duke, talented guys are all over the country.


Ricky: I think the best player in college basketball at this point is Thomas from Ohio State. Thomas is averaging 20.2 points per game and leads the Big Ten in that department. Without him, Ohio State would not be as good as they are. He even had nice games in the Buckeyes only losses to Duke, Kansas, and Illinois.

George: Right now, I have to go with Plumlee from Duke. I also like Hardaway Jr. at Michigan for bringing his teammates up. Duke has many other good athletes on their squad, but right now Plumlee is putting up great numbers, averaging a double-double for the team. Jeff Withey at Kansas has the potential to be in the same breath as Plumlee with his great defensive stance.


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