Here’s the second installment of the FOXSports.com Player of the Year race, and there’s significant movement – and a few new faces. -- Jeff Goodman
Kenneth Faried, F-C, Morehead State
The big man went for 25 points and 20 rebounds in a win against SIU-Edwardsville this past week and has also done it against big-time competition this year, averaging 17.5 points and 15 rebounds in losses against Ohio State and Florida. Stats: 18.5 ppg, 14.0 rpg, 65% FG
E'Twaun Moore, SG, Purdue
The smooth wing scored 31 points and grabbed nine boards in a win against Southern Illinois and had 16 points and nine more rebounds in the Boilermakers' loss to Richmond. Stats: 20.8 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 2.7 apg, 41% 3-pointers.
Marcus Morris, F, Kansas
The versatile forward averaged 21 points and 8.5 rebounds in a pair of wins out in Las Vegas against Ohio and Arizona last week. Stats: 19 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 62% 3-pointers.
Jared Sullinger, C, Ohio State
The freshman big man only had a dozen points in an easy win against Miami (Ohio) and collected a double-double – 11 points and 13 boards – in a road win at Florida State. Stats: 14.5 ppg, 9.3 rpg.
Terrence Jones, F, Kentucky
The long, versatile and athletic frosh had 24 points in the loss to UConn in the Maui title game and had 18 points and 10 boards in a rout over Boston University on Tuesday night. Stats: 20.7 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 2.8 bpg.
Kyrie Irving, PG, Duke
Following up on a quality performance out in Kansas City, the freshman floor leader scored 16 points in a rout at Oregon over the Ducks. Stats: 14.5 ppg, 5.8 apg, 3.7 rpg, 41% 3-pointers.
Kawhi Leonard, F, San Diego State
The athletic forward had 14 points and six boards in an easy win over non-Division I San Diego Christian. He’s averaging a double-double for a Top 25 team. Stats: 18 ppg, 10.5 rpg
Nolan Smith, G, Duke
The Blue Devils' vocal leader had 18 points, six rebounds and five assists in a rout at Oregon. Stats: 16.8 ppg, 5.7 apg, 5.2 rpg.
Jimmer Fredette, G, BYU
Averaged 28 points in a pair of wins against South Florida and Saint Mary’s. Stats: 24.8 ppg, 4.8 apg, 39% 3-pointers.
Kemba Walker, PG, UConn
The speedy point guard continues to sizzle. He had 29 points to beat Kentucky in the Maui championship contest and then went for 30 in a close win over New Hampshire on Tuesday night. Stats: 30 ppg, 3.3 apg, 41% 3-pointers