Kentucky’s biggest games this season have been against Kansas, North Carolina, Indiana and Louisville, and MKG has been Kentucky’s best player in all four of these games.
Against Kansas, he finished with 12 points and nine rebounds. Against North Carolina, he finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Against Indiana, he finished with 18 points and nine rebounds, and against Louisville he finished with 24 points and 19 rebounds.
This means that in Kentucky’s four biggest games, MKG has averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds.
He has also been Kentucky’s best individual defender, Kentucky’s most clutch player, and he has played the hardest of any Kentucky player in all of these games.
Also, we have to take into account that MKG’s point total has gone up in every “big” game, and the totals will probably continue to go up due to his improved three-point and free-throw shooting.
By the end of the year, MKG could be scoring 30-plus points and grabbing 15-plus rebounds in Kentucky’s biggest games.
It is hard to imagine any other player averaging 30 and 15 on a team with four other lottery picks.