Commentary

The great POY debate

Experts tout Scheyer, Johnson and Wall as college hoops' best

Updated: January 12, 2010, 1:57 PM ET
By Jay Bilas, Doug Gottlieb and Fran Fraschilla | ESPN Insider
Jon ScheyerLance King/Icon SMIJon Scheyer has joined John Wall and Wes Johnson in garnering Player of the Year consideration.

John Wall may be the consensus top pick for the NBA draft, but "upside" does not make someone a college player of the year. Insider asked Jay Bilas, Doug Gottlieb and Fran Fraschilla to state their case for three of the top candidates for national honors at this point in the season: Jon Scheyer, Wes Johnson and Wall. And you'll find they have three distinct opinions.


To see each analyst's case for their player of the year, and to see why Jon Scheyer draws a comparison to Steve Nash, you must be an ESPN Insider.

Fran Fraschilla is a college basketball analyst for ESPN. He formerly was the head coach at Manhattan, St. John's and New Mexico.