Groundhog players: CHD’s picks for the best players of the past 3 months (Part 1 of 2)

Whether you saw your shadow or not on Groundhog Day, it means that there are only six more weeks until Selection Sunday. We have reviewed the season so far and are ready to announce our picks for the best players. Each month Jon Teitel will rank the best five players from every conference based on their fantasy/statistical value. Players are listed in a standard five-position lineup (G-G-F-F-C) when possible, with several exceptions. If you think he has overlooked anyone, feel free to post your feedback in the comments section below.


America East
G: Xavier Pollard (Maine)
G: Akeem Williams (UMass-Lowell)
G: Jordan Reed (Binghamton)
F: Jameel Warney (Stony Brook)
F: Mark Nwakamma (Hartford)
POYSF (Player of the Year so far): Jameel Warney (Stony Brook)


G: Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati)
G: Russ Smith (Louisville)
G: Shabazz Napier (Connecticut)
F: TaShawn Thomas (Houston)
F: Shaq Goodwin (Memphis)
POYSF (Player of the Year so far): Shabazz Napier (Connecticut)

G: Branden Frazier (Fordham)
G: Chaz Williams (Massachusetts)
F: Ovie Soko (Duquesne)
F: Ronald Roberts, Jr. (St. Joseph’s)
C: Cady Lalanne (Massachusetts)
POYSF (Player of the Year so far): Chaz Williams (Massachusetts)

G: Lamar Patterson (Pitt)
G: Marcus Paige (North Carolina)
F: TJ Warren (NC State)
F: Jabari Parker (Duke)
C: Garrick Sherman (Notre Dame)
POYSF (Player of the Year so far): Jabari Parker (Duke)

Atlantic Sun
G: Jarvis Haywood (Jacksonville)
G: Langston Hall (Mercer)
G: Brett Comer (Florida Gulf Coast)
F: Torrey Craig (South Carolina Upstate)
F: Daniel Coursey (Mercer)
POYSF (Player of the Year so far): Langston Hall (Mercer)

Big 12
G: Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State)
G: Juwan Staten (West Virginia)
G: DeAndre Kane (Iowa State)
F: Melvin Ejim (Iowa State)
C: Joel Embiid (Kansas)
POYSF (Player of the Year so far): Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State)

Big East
G: Bryce Cotton (Providence)
G: D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Georgetown)
F: Doug McDermott (Creighton)
F: Cleveland Melvin (DePaul)
C: Matt Stainbrook (Xavier)
POYSF (Player of the Year so far): Doug McDermott (Creighton)

Big Sky
G: Troy Huff (North Dakota)
G: Kareem Jamar (Montana)
F: Derrick Barden (Northern Colorado)
F: Venky Jois (Eastern Washington)
C: Kyle Tresnak (Weber State)
POYSF (Player of the Year so far): Troy Huff (North Dakota)

Big South
G: QJ Peterson (Virginia Military)
G: Rodney Glasgow (Virginia Military)
F: John Brown (High Point)
F: DJ Covington (Virginia Military)
C: DJ Cunningham (NC Asheville)
POYSF (Player of the Year so far): QJ Peterson (Virginia Military)

Big Ten
G: Nik Stauskas (Michigan)
G: Tim Frazier (Penn State)
F: Drew Crawford (Northwestern)
F: Noah Vonleh (Indiana)
C: Adreian Payne (Michigan State)
POYSF (Player of the Year so far): Nik Stauskas (Michigan)

Big West
G: Corey Hawkins (UC Davis)
G: Mike Caffey (Long Beach State)
F: Christian Standhardinger (Hawaii)
F: Taylor Johns (UC Riverside)
C: Alan Williams (UCSB)
POYSF (Player of the Year so far): Alan Williams (UCSB)

G: Frantz Massenat (Drexel)
G: Jarvis Threatt (Delaware)
G: Davon Usher (Delaware)
F: Jerrelle Benimon (Towson)
F: Scott Eatherton (Northeastern)
POYSF (Player of the Year so far): Jerrelle Benimon (Towson)

G: Chad Frazier (UAB)
G: Aaron Bacote (Old Dominion)
G: Kareem Canty (Marshall)
F: Tymell Murphy (Florida International)
F: Shawn Jones (Middle Tennessee State)
POYSF (Player of the Year so far): Shawn Jones (Middle Tennessee State)

G: Kendrick Perry (Youngstown State)
G: Keifer Sykes (Wisconsin Green Bay)
G: Kelsey Barlow (Illinois Chicago)
F: Juwan Howard, Jr. (Detroit)
C: Alec Brown (Wisconsin Green Bay)
POYSF (Player of the Year so far): Keifer Sykes (Wisconsin Green Bay)

G: Sean McGonagill (Brown)
G: Wesley Saunders (Harvard)
F: Justin Sears (Yale)
F: Gabas Maldunas (Dartmouth)
C: Rafael Maia (Brown)
POYSF (Player of the Year so far): Wesley Saunders (Harvard)



    • i have plenty of love for him, and have no doubt that his team would not be undefeated without him, but I just like the other 2 forwards more based on their stats:

      Fair: 17 PPG/6 RPG/1.5 SPG/44 FG%/70 FT%
      Warren: 22 PPG/7 RPG/1.6 SPG/51.5 FG%/71 FT%
      Parker: 19 PPG/8 RPG/1 SPG/1 BPG/46 FG%/76 FT%

      P.S. And if Sherman did not play center, then Fair would probably make the cut as the 3rd forward.