The Mayor of Dewitt
- Aug 15, 2011
The main reason is that the Tewaaraton is almost always given to a senior offensive player. I think the only exception in recent years is when Lyle Thompson got it with his brother Miles who was a senior. The 2 or 3 guys who are most likely capable of matching Spencers stats/MVP status this year are Juniors or younger. Spencer has also put up ridiculous numbers every season since he was a freshman. That also tends to go a long way when they chose the winner.Why is Spencer a lock?
That is a highly likely top 5. As for seniors who could give spencer a run for his money, maybe Brad Smith if he starts looking as good as he did last season and duke wins it all. Jack Jasinski at OSU if they go really deep or win it all. Maybe that Brendan Sunday guy at Towson who is dominating since they are also most likely the new number 1 team.Spencer is the only final five finalist from last year that has not graduated. Certainly an advantage but many good players who could legitimately be chosen
Way too early to predict final five finalists but just for the fun of it . Spencer , Teat, Ament, Ierlan ,Sowers. First four would have the advantage of their teams likely going deep in NCAA.
I'm just playing devil's advocate, but if he were to match up vs. Pat Spencer, Grant Ament and Jared Bernhardt or some such trio in the q-finals, semis and finals and win the match up and SU won the whole thing, I think he would be pretty deserving.There is no way he wins it but it's it a big recognition. 1 of 5 Defenders to make the Top 25.