Aaron Gordon was on the front page of ESPN.com on Thursday. The Arizona Wildcats freshman was at the top of Eamonn Brennan’s rankings for the Wooden Award.
Gordon has been fine — more than fine — but it’s hard to be considered the best player in the country when you haven’t been the best player on your own team.
Of course, the beauty of top-ranked Arizona is that it is not about one player. Defenses can’t say, “We just have to stop that guy and we can win.”
If we were to rank Arizona’s MVP through a 12-0 start, which includes Thursday night’s 69-43 win over Southern at McKale Center, we’d go with: