GAINESVILLE FL - NOVEMBER 16: Forward Jared Sullinger #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes yells after a dunk against the Florida Gators November 16 2010 at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Yeah, we hear you Jared Sullinger. Ohio State's superfrosh went absolutely nuts in a win over IUPUI last Thursday, and the 6'8" big man finally cracked the top three in this week's player of the year rankings. The top spot still belongs to junior guard Kemba Walker and his NCAA-leading 28.1 points per game, but for how long?
||Kemba Walker-UConn||Doesn't play again until 12/20. His throne is officially safe.
||Set season-highs in pts (33) and rebs (9) in win over Arizona.
|3||4 (+1)||Jared Sullinger-Ohio St.
||The key to his FORTY points vs. IUPUI? Try 16-23 FTs.
||Awful shooting vs. Bradley (0-8). Rebounded with 22 vs. St. Louis.|
|5||5 (--)||Austin Freeman-G'Town||Back to Earth from the field: Shooting 41.2% over his last three.|
||Dominant in road win over #3 Pitt. 12+ points in all seven games.|
|7||6 (-1)||Terrence Jones-Kentucky
||Killed Notre Dame for 27pts and 17rbs. Wildly inconsistent.
|8||16 (+8)||Rick Jackson-Syracuse
||17pts & 16rbs vs. Michigan St. A brute force in the low post right now.|
|9||9 (--)||E'Twaun Moore-Purdue||A consistent 20ppg scorer. Candidacy tied to Purdue's W/L record.
|10||8 (-2)||LaceDarius Dunn-Baylor
||Need to see more of him. Remains a serious POY sleeper.
||Kawhi Leonard-SDSU||Right on Jimmer's heels. Easy stretch ahead on schedule too.
|12||13 (+1)||Marcus Morris-Kansas
||Went for 14-8-5 against Memphis. He's 10/19 from 3P range (52.6%)|
|13||10 (-3)||Derrick Williams-Arizona
||Out-dueled by Fredette 33 to 13. Still crazy-efficient @ 19.5ppg.|
|14||12 (-2)||Jordan Hamilton-Texas
||Stat-sheet stuffer: 16-10-5 in blowout win over Texas St.
||Demetri McCamey-Illinois||Sparkling 2.96 assist/turnover ratio. Went off for 30pts vs. Oakland.|
|16||7 (-9)||Kyrie Irving-Duke
||Still warrants a mention for that impressive start. The NBA is up next.
||3rd in the nation in effective FG%. 4th in true shooting %.
||Ken Faried-Morehead St.||NCAA leader at 13.7rpg. The numbers should keep rolling in.
|19||20 (+1)||Kyle Singler-Duke
||Will creep back into POY picture with Irving out. 83.8% FTs.
|20||14 (-6)||Tyler Zeller-North Carolina
||Needs a huge game against Texas to get back into the discussion.