Will A Michigan State Spartans Player Win Big 10 Player of the Year Award?

By Trevor Lowry
Michigan State
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As you may or may not already know, the Michigan State Spartans are a good basketball team. Not only are they very talented, but they are also one of the more experienced teams in college hoops. A couple of its players are putting up very solid numbers, so will a Michigan State player with Big 10 Player of the Year?

Who knows? Big Ten play has not even started yet, so predictions are the only thing we have right now.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at the stats that Adreian Payne and Gary Harris are putting up. Payne is averaging 18 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game. Harris is putting up 17.9 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game. Not only are these two putting up the numbers to be the Big Ten POY, but the National Player of the Year as well.

There are a bunch of players in the conference who will have great seasons and are currently doing just that. Until these Big 10 teams battle it out, though, it is rather hard to say who the best player in the conference is.

It’s going to be hard for a Michigan State player to take home the hardware this year for the simple fact that there is three legit candidates who can do so. For the record, Keith Appling is averaging 15.9 points per game and five assists per game.

Michigan State has the talent to win the conference and is more than likely the favorite to do so, but who knows if a Spartan will win Big 10 POY or not. Only time will tell, but it is definitely a possibility.

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