With Hasheem Thabeet actually putting up a decent performance on offense last night, some have mentioned that the 7'3" hack might be pulling into first place for Big East Player of the Year.
Stats Against Big East Competition-
Harangody- 28.0 PPG (1st in the Big East), 14.5 RPG (1st in the Big East), 1.0 BPG
Thabeet- 12.1 PPG (Erm, not in the top 30 so I don't know exactly...), 9.8 RPG (4th in the Big East), 4.5 BPG (1st)
Not a contest. Thabeet is a very efficient scorer, but that is only because he has been the 3rd or 4th option on the team. We'll see how he does with Dyson out. Harangody has carried his program, such as it is. If the Irish make the Tournament, he will be hands-down the most valuable player in the nation. Even if they don't, his numbers are so superior to anyone else in the league (I think Blair might be the next best) that this vote should be unanimous.