Indiana is having a great season and sitting at the top of the Big Ten after a couple of hard seasons, and point guard Yogi Ferrell is a big reason why. As a result, his former teammate and current Charlotte Hornets big man Cody Zeller took to Twitter to lobby for his friend to be named the Big Ten Player of the Year after turning in a 20-point, five-assist game in the Hoosiers’ win over Iowa that clinched the Big Ten regular season crown.
To give a better idea, Ferrell has averaged 17.1 points, 5.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game this season while shooting 46 percent from the field and 43 percent from three-point land. He is Indiana’s unquestioned leader on the floor and has put the team on his back following the loss of the athletic James Blackmon. As a freshman, he and Zeller played a big role in getting Indiana to the Sweet Sixteen.
But as deserving as Ferrell is, he has competition. Michigan State guard Denzel Valentine has done it all for the Spartans this year, nearly averaging a triple double, and Iowa’s Jarrod Uthoff cannot be ignored either.
That said, it’s going to be interesting to see if Zeller can push the award in Ferrell’s favor even if he doesn’t get a vote on the matter.
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