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The biggest winner this year, or the best player by my estimation, gets taken running away by Doug McDermott.
If you haven't seen McDermott play yet, where on earth have you been hiding? If you have gotten the privilege of laying eyes on this man this season, then you know exactly what I'm talking about.
I'm not sure there is anything that McDermott can't do on a basketball court. He shoots the three, he posts up, he drives, etc. I bet he's a good passer too, but I'm not sure because every time he passes I yell at him on my television.
In his first year playing in a major conference after Creighton shifted to the Big East, McDermott put up 26.9 PPG and 7 RPG while shooting 52.5 percent from the field and 45.4 percent from three. To put that into perspective, Jabari Parker, probably the next best player in college basketball, put up 19.2 PPG, 8.8 RPG while shooting 48.4 percent and 36.4 from three. Aside from the rebounds, not even close.
And let's not forget the show McDermott put on in his very first Big East tournament, putting up a ridiculous 31.3 PPG.
It remains to be seen where he'll be drafted. Depending on the mock draft, experts have him as either right at the end of the lottery or somewhere in the mid-to-late first round. But when it comes to his college career, McDermott is the big winner.