Many of college basketball's greats have been honored with the prestigious National Player of the Year award. But what makes this the greatest honor in college basketball is the number of greats who haven't earned one.
The 2012-13 college basketball season is less than a month away, and with Midnight Madness behind us, it's starting to feel real again.
As we enter the season, one of the big questions is who will win college basketball's most coveted prize this year.
The field is deep and there are no clear favorites, and with at least a dozen players in legitimate contention it is tough to predict. But we can narrow down the field.
The following five players are the top contenders to walk away with NPoY honors, but only one can go down in history by winning the award.