Erick Green on John R. Wooden Award's Midseason Top 25 List

I know there is a lot more going on on this site today, but it's worth noting that Green is in the running for the nation's best player.

He's not likely to get it with the way we've been playing, but it's still quite an honor for him to even be put in this group.


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Why shouldn't he? This is just my opinion, but why do they make awards like this about how the team is doing? Erick is playing LIGHTS OUT, and should be considered as one of the top candidates to win it regardless of us being 0-2 in ACC play or whatever the pundits care about.

Could not agree with you more, but let's face it, when was the last time someobdy won this award that wasn't on a Sweet 16 caliber team, much less one that didn't make the tourney (it's looking more and more like we definitely won't).

Unfortunately, in the eyes of whoever votes for this, if you're team isn't a good team then you must not be that great of a player. It's complete bogus, but it works the same way with the Heisman and other awards like it.

Yep. I was going to say something about the Heisman too. It's all about politics, pretty much. Popularity contest. Just about every award is now.

The Wooden award and Heisman have turned into MVP awards instead of POY awards. They are both for the most outstanding player, not the best player on the best team. Erick Green has been one of the best players in the country, regardless of what our team has done. And I'd argue that the fact that our team is so bad around him makes it harder because defenses know to just focus on him. I don't think he'll end up winning it because of what the awards have turned into, but he should be 1st team All-ACC and top 3 in ACC POY voting. It's just a shame that he doesn't get the national recognition he deserves sometimes.

And I'd like to say that if he had better players around him he'd be averaging 5 or 6 assists per game because some of the passes he makes are incredible. I think he actually will be a legitimate point guard at the next level.

Rip his freaking head off!

It really is amazing what he has turned himself into.

Had scholarship offers from Mason, JMU, and St. Joes from small town Winchester. I know he went to Paul XI his senior year but Millbrook HS is not exactly a basketball powerhouse. Good to see his hard work payoff, especially since he couldnt hit a wide open three to save his life the first two years.

good for him

he deserves it, he wont win it because of the team he's on but he is an absolutely incredible basketball player.

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster