Larry Drew should get the NPOY.
Who else's decisions had more of an impact on a team this year?
If defense mattered at all for NPOY...
Nolan crushes Jimmer.
43 min 10 FG 10 FGA 1 3PTA 1 3PT 10 FTA 10 FTM 7 REB 3 AST 2 STL 31 PTS
As for Kyle and Nolan, I'm fine either way. However, we're getting short on #s for the team to wear at this point, so I think a secondary honor is definitely in order.
"There can BE only one."
Alarie was never really in the discussion because he wasn't as good a player as the ones whose jerseys were retired.Alarie was never really in the discussion, because the idea of having TWO players on one team getting their number retired was unheard of, especially since that would have doubled the number of retired jerseys.
I haven't seen any mention of this on here, but yesterday Nolan was named to the USBWA All-America first team.
He is now a finalist for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, and he and Kyle are both finalists for the Wooden award. Congrats!
Nolan is the quintessential basketball guard and possibly the best teammate imaginable. IMO, I can't think of a Duke player - Battier included - who has meant more to his teammates in a single season (I know, I know - one hell of a statement to make).
I've had my signature for 2 years running and plan on having it for a few more years.
Go Nolan. And Go Duke.
Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. - Winston Churchill
President of the "Nolan Smith Should Have His Jersey in The Rafters" Club