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

Whether you saw your shadow or not on Groundhog Day, 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 5-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.




G: Antoine Mason (Niagara)

G: Billy Baron (Canisius)

G: Sean Armand (Iona)

F: George Beamon (Manhattan)

F: Ike Azotam (Quinnipiac)

POYSF (Player of the Year So Far): Billy Baron (Canisius)


G: Chris Fowler (Central Michigan)

G: Julius Brown (Toledo)

F: Javon McCrea (Buffalo)

F: Richaun Holmes (Bowling Green)

C: Shayne Whittington (Western Michigan)

POYSF (Player of the Year So Far): Javon McCrea (Buffalo)


G: James Daniel (Howard)

G: Pendarvis Williams (Norfolk State)

F: Justin Black (Morgan State)

F: Du’Vaughn Maxwell (Hampton)

C: Ian Chiles (Morgan State)

POYSF (Player of the Year So Far): Du’Vaughn Maxwell (Hampton)


G: DJ Balentine (Evansville)

G: Richard Carter (Drake)

G: Fred VanVleet (Wichita State)

F: Cleanthony Early (Wichita State)

F: Seth Tuttle (Northern Iowa)

POYSF (Player of the Year So Far): Fred VanVleet (Wichita State)


G: Deonte Burton (Nevada)

G: Kendall Williams (New Mexico)

F: Cameron Bairstow (New Mexico)

F: Larry Nance Jr. (Wyoming)

C: Alex Kirk (New Mexico)

POYSF (Player of the Year So Far): Deonte Burton (Nevada)


G: Karvel Anderson (Robert Morris)

G: Sidney Sanders Jr. (Fairleigh Dickinson)

G: Julian Norfleet (Mount St. Mary’s)

F: Alex Francis (Bryant)

F: Earl Brown (St. Francis PA)

POYSF (Player of the Year So Far): Julian Norfleet (Mount St. Mary’s)


G: Patrick Miller (Tennessee State)

G: Glenn Cosey (Eastern Kentucky)

F: Jarekious Bradley (Southeast Missouri State)

F: Tyler Stone (Southeast Missouri State)

C: Chris Horton (Austin Peay)

POYSF (Player of the Year So Far): Glenn Cosey (Eastern Kentucky)


G: Roberto Nelson (Oregon State)

G: Delon Wright (Utah)

F: Jordan Loveridge (Utah)

F: Kyle Anderson (UCLA)

C: Jordan Bachynski (Arizona State)

POYSF (Player of the Year So Far): Kyle Anderson (UCLA)


G: Dylon Cormier (Loyola MD)

G: Mackey McKnight (Lehigh)

G: Maurice Watson Jr. (Boston University)

F: Dave Dudzinski (Holy Cross)

C: Tony Wroblicky (American)

POYSF (Player of the Year So Far): Maurice Watson Jr. (Boston University)


G: Jordan Clarkson (Missouri)

G: Trevor Releford (Alabama)

F: Julius Randle (Kentucky)

F: Jordan Mickey (LSU)

C: Patric Young (Florida)

POYSF (Player of the Year So Far): Julius Randle (Kentucky)


G: Jelani Hewitt (Georgia Southern)

G: Stephen Croone (Furman)

G: Trey Sumler (Western Carolina)

F: Z. Mason (Chattanooga)

F: Tim Williams (Samford)

POYSF (Player of the Year So Far): Z. Mason (Chattanooga)


G: Jalan West (Northwestern State)

G: Denzel Livingston (Incarnate Word)

G: John Jordan (Texas A&M CC)

F: Shawn Glover (Oral Roberts)

F: Jacob Parker (Stephen F. Austin)

POYSF (Player of the Year So Far): Jacob Parker (Stephen F. Austin)


G: Julysses Nobles (Jackson State)

G: Jamel Waters (Alabama State)

F: DaVon Haynes (Arkansas Pine Bluff)

F: Calvin Godfrey (Southern)

C: Aaric Murray (Texas Southern)

POYSF (Player of the Year So Far): Aaric Murray (Texas Southern)


G: Taylor Braun (North Dakota State)

G: Brett Olson (Denver)

F: Jordan Dykstra (South Dakota State)

F: Chris Udofia (Denver)

C: Trevor Gruis (South Dakota)

POYSF (Player of the Year So Far): Taylor Braun (North Dakota State)

Sun Belt

G: Elfrid Payton (Louisiana Lafayette)

G: Ryan Harrow (Georgia State)

F: Shawn Long (Louisiana Lafayette)

F: Will Neighbour (Arkansas Little Rock)

F: Brandon Edwards (Texas Arlington)

POYSF (Player of the Year So Far): Shawn Long (Louisiana Lafayette)


G: Tyler Haws (BYU)

G: Anthony Ireland (Loyola Marymount)

F: Brad Waldow (St. Mary’s)

F: Brendan Lane (Pepperdine)

C: Sam Dower (Gonzaga)

POYSF (Player of the Year So Far): Tyler Haws (BYU)


G: Isiah Umipig (Seattle)

G: Daniel Mullings (New Mexico State)

F: Stephen Madison (Idaho)

F: Matt Ross (Chicago State)

C: Killian Larson (Grand Canyon)

POYSF (Player of the Year So Far): Killian Larson (Grand Canyon)



    • he is having a fantastic season: I just thought the other 2 forwards were a little better in terms of their all-around games (which is even more amazing because they are teammates).

      Bradley: 20 PPG, 7 RPG, 1 SPG, 1 BPG, 51 FG%, 3 3PM/game, 82 FT%
      Stone: 18 PPG, 9 RPG, 1 SPG, 1.5 BPG, 51 FG%, 1 3PM/game, 74 FT%
      Williams: 13 PPG, 10 RPG, 1.5 BPG, 59 FG%, 61 FT%