Gonna do this for every game, and keep a running tally. Please only vote if you watched the game.
Feel free to post why you picked who you picked.
Perfect all around. Now he's only 2 less 3 pointers on the season than Ashley in 2 less attempts.
That toss against the backboard, while stupid - is nothing but confidence. Love to see our best player is recognizing he is in fact our best player.
MVP = the starting freshmen
What a great team effort. TJ hitting jumpers - wow! Mayes playing great too. Both AG and Rondae could have gone into showboat mode, but wisely chose not to (except for the attempted lob-to-self-pass of course).
Went with AG. Rondae had a great game, but getting AG's confidence back is supremely more important...and gratifying. Great to crush them on the boards. Nice contribution from Jordin.
Statistically, have to give it to Rondae.
I had to vote Rondae. He did everything. EVERYTHING. He scored, he rebounded, he blocked, he stole, and he defended. Aaron playing the 4 instead of the 3 was as different as night and day. He was awesome at the four. Nick looked good and while his 3 didn't go, it bounced off the rim twice. It was a hair off. Zeus actually shot a jumper on top of everything else. And then came Jordin. He looked like the Jordin of old. Elliot looked good out there.
Apparently Coach Miller working on those things and giving a little rest as well worked wonders. This looked like the Wildcats we've come to love. Scoring from multiple directions and defending like Oregon State players were trying to steal their best pair of shoes!
What a game! On to ASSU!
Had to give it to AG.... He gave osu fits all night.
"Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway."
No love for Mayes?
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I'm torn between AG and Rondae, they both had great games. AG finally got his stroke back, or at least his get to the rim as athletically as possible and score a bucket. That behind the back move was sweet. Was hoping that off the backboard would have been thrown a little lower, would have resulted in fireworks. RHJ, not a whole lot more can be said, he did everything. Our spark plug off the bench as a 6th man early in the season is now being the same thing but running with the starting team! Brash going down hurt, but I think they are starting to figure out some things and lets keep this going!
I went with AG because he actually hit a jumpshot
TJ with his well-balanced stats: 11 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 turnover, 2 steals. Also because it was great to see a Cat finally drain a lot of jump shots. AG and Rondae were great, too.
"Riding quasars all the way to the top of the mountain" - Bill Walton
Rondae, solely based on the fact that it makes me happiest to see him stepping up BIG to fill in Brash's shoes
If there was an option, I would have picked 'the freshmen'. RHJ and AG were huge.
I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up, that's the best they're going to feel all day - Frank Sinatra
It was a total team effort tonight. It's nice having balance on offense again.
How many UCLA fans does it take to screw in a light bulb? None. They're too busy talking about how great the old one was.
In my opinion,if Rondae continues to play the way he has been then he might not be here at the end of the year.
He is a walking stat filler and followed up his double-double against Oregon and put up a career-high 16 points against OSU.
I am enjoying watching him play in the starting lineup (considering Ashley's injury) and how much he contributes for us on the floor.
As you can see Rondae got my vote but Gordon definitely held it down and TJ cashing in all those jimmies from mid as nice as well.
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All these men & woman and several more African-Americans helped paved the way to allow me to chase my dream and to pursue greatness,to sit in the same classroom as those whose ancestors thought they were more superior than mine..
I'm guessing both AG and Rondae are gone next year, but that still leaves essentially four returning starters in NJ, TJ, Zeus, and Brash, with SJ starting at the 3, PJC, Allen, Pitts, and Victor giving us a nice 9-man unit. With Rondae the depth is over-powering, though there could be some ego tension with the starting 5...My scenario also assumes that York leaves if NJ returns.
AG played great at times, but as a freshman at others (ever seen anyone try to throw it off the backboard from the top of the key?). Still I felt he started to play with more leadership, which we will definitely need come the tournament. RHJ is nearly a double double waiting to happen, and I nearly passed out when Mayes hit his 3, especially after AG hit his. Hopefully this is the start of a nice retooling and recharging to get ready for MM.
In all honesty it's a two person race for MVP of this game and you make an argument for either AG or RHJ. Nick Johnson didn't do anything for us but we AG make up for that. AG contributed like no other tonight. I feel like a lot of people are going to vote for AG (I did) because he hasn't had a a great game like this in such a long time and some didn't expect him to do what we did tonight. RHJ on the other hand put up a career high tonight and played like a beast (something which were getting accustomed to). 16 points a lot of points for a freshman. You really could vote for either freshman tonight.
AG - Gotta give it to the team for not letting him get down on himself and pushing him to be who he is #stud
"Nastiness is required" - Sean Miller, Coach, University of Arizona
Gotta give it to AG because he was in a slump and came out motivated, a close second is Rondae he also came out ready to play in this one.
A bunch of the guys have been missing swag since Cal. Rondae came up big with both OU and OSU. I'm just happy to seeing TJ doing better… If he's not doing well the whole team seems to fall apart.
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Yes AG got his game back props to him. The clear choice to me is Rondae Jefferson he stepped into a role with big shoes to fill. Not only did he step up but showed why he isn't just the other freshman also a future 1st round pick in my opinion.
I think most of you are missing it tonight: for me it was TJ based on his balance. If we can get double digit scoring from him and a healthy amount of assists per game then we are going to be a very difficult team to beat. Throw in his 6 rebounds (3 of which were offensive), 2 steals and just 1 turnover and this is a no-brainer pick tonight.
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Really love seeing Rondae excel and Gordon playing with confidence. Against the majority here but TJ takes it. 15 assists per game is the mark for this team keeping the score in the 70s. Rondae and Nick are helping out but can't do it without TJ.
Doesn't this remind everyone of the games at the beginning of the season where quite a few Wildcats could be picked for the MVP? And now they're getting comfortable running the offense all over again! Love it!!!
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