One of the least surprising developments of college basketball’s offseason is that all seven major conferences are losing their incumbent Players of the Year. Also predictably, preseason hype isn’t wasting any time in anointing new contenders for those vacant titles.
One of the highest-profile stars returning to the college ranks is North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige. The speedy floor-leader showed off his scoring chops last season, but he’ll need more than that to take top honors in the star-studded ACC.
Read on for the reason the Tar Heels junior is the best bet to win his league’s PoY hardware, along with picks for the award winner in all the rest of the major conferences.