Posted December 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
Kentucky's Anthony Davis was pretty much everyone's choice as the national player of the year last season. This season, at least as it nears the midpoint, the player of the year honor appears to be up for grabs. Though there are a few players who might be considered front-runners, there are roughly two dozen, maybe more, who could be considered the best in the country. Here's a few, sort of a sampler of the season so far: --- Mason Plumlee, Duke. Best player on the No. 1 team is a pretty good start the conversation. The versatile, 6-foot-10 forward has been dominating at times during his senior season, shooting 61 percent from the floor while averaging 19.1 points and 11.3 rebounds per game. Plumlee had 21 points and 15 rebounds in the Blue Devils' rout of Elon Thursday night, a day after getting 19 and nine against Cornell. When Duke (11-0) needs a big shot or rebound, it's usually Plumlee who gets it, and he's a big reason the Blue Devils climbed to No. 1 for the 16th straigh...
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