Feb 16, 2014; Omaha, NE, USA; Creighton Bluejays forward Doug McDermott (3) during their NCAA mens basketball game against the Villanova Wildcats at CenturyLink Center. Mandatory Credit: Dave Weaver-USA TODAY Sports

We can just give Doug McDermott NPOY now, right?

Is there another legitimate candidate to win the Naismith Award other than Creighton Bluejays bucket-maker Doug McDermott? We will eat a bag of chips while we wait for an answer…

Okay. I can only assume — unless you are a crazy homer void of rationalizing — that you couldn’t come up with any other players who honestly deserve to be named in the same breath as Doug McDermott.

In case you are living under a rock (if that is the case, you should move), let’s give you a little update as to how special a season McDermott is having.

McDermott is averaging 25.9 points per game (tops in the nation), shooting over .50 percent from the field, .44 percent from three, and even grabs seven boards a game. Really, McDermott is the real life version of the video game character we have all created in the past named Dougie McBuckets (Thanks, Troy!).

Last night McDermott continued on with his blistering scoring pace, putting up 39 points against a good Nova team on a humorously efficient 13-17 shooting.

So let’s just stop it now. We should just give him the award already, right? I mean it is similar to the way a corner might throw in the towel after their boxer gets the everliving snikes kicked out of them. Instead of a boxer, though, the rest of the nation’s players needs a towel hurled toward their general direction.

We can create an award for the other NPOY of something. Like, The Really, Really Good but not the Actual Best Player of the Year Award or something. We are open to suggestions.


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