Player of the Year:
Nolan Smith, Duke
This won't be a popular pick in Utah or Columbus, but for my money Nolan Smith has been the country's best basketball player. His numbers alone are impressive, as he leads the ACC with 21.3 ppg and 5.4 apg while also grabbing 4.9 rpg. He seamlessly changed roles to point guard when Kyrie Irving got hurt. Most importantly, with Kyle Singler struggling and Duke's big men a question mark, Smith is the sole reason Duke is still in the national title discussion.