Honors up for grabs

KU's Devon Dotson led the Jayhawks to a Big 12 title, leaving the sophomore guard in the conversation for nation's best player this 2019-20 season.

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March 10, 2020 - 10:30 AM

Devon Dotson calls a play while dribbling down the court against Oklahoma on Saturday. Photo by Erick Mitchell / Iola Register

The unpredictability of the college basketball season has led to uncertainty as to which team is truly the nation’s best, and that has made for a murky race for national player of the year honors.

There’s no one like last year with Zion Williamson, a runaway choice for The Associated Press national player of the year during his lone star-making season at Duke before becoming the No. 1 overall NBA draft pick. Most of the expected top overall picks in this year’s draft are not in the running for national player of the year.

Instead, there’s a top tier of worthy candidates (presented alphabetically):

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