Caris LeVert 14/1 to win National Player of the Year. Too high? Too low?

Odds to win 2014-2015 Associated Press Player of the Year
Jahlil Okafor (Duke) 5/1
Stanley Johnson (Arizona) 6/1
Montrezl Harrell (Louisville) 7/1
Cliff Alexander (Kansas) 8/1
Myles Turner (Texas) 10/1
Karl Towns (Kentucky) 10/1
Tyus Jones (Duke) 12/1
Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin) 12/1
Sam Dekker (Wisconsin) 12/1
Caris LeVert (Michigan) 14/1
Kelly Oubre (Kansas) 16/1
Marcus Paige (North Carolina) 16/1
Georges Niang (Iowa State) 30/1
Juwan Staten (West Virginia) 30/1
Ron Baker (Wichita State) 30/1
Fred VanVleet (Wichita State) 40/1
Justise Winslow (Duke) 40/1
Perry Ellis (Kansas) 40/1
Joe Young (Oregon) 40/1
Willie Cauley-Stein (Kentucky) 40/1
Olivier Hanlan (Boston College) 40/1
Chris Walker (Florida) 40/1
Rasheed Sulaimon (Duke) 50/1
Tyler Haws (BYU) 50/1
Jerian Grant (Notre Dame) 50/1
Brandon Ashley (Arizona) 50/1
Malcolm Brogdon (Virgina) 50/1
Marcus Foster (Kansas State) 50/1
Ryan Boatright (UConn) 50/1
Aaron Harrison (Kentucky) 75/1
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Arizona) 75/1
Kevin Pangos (Gonzaga) 75/1
Michael Frazier (Florida) 75/1
Treveon Graham (VCU) 75/1
Branden Dawson (Michigan) 75/1
Rodney Purvis (UConn) 75/1
JayVaughn Pinkston (Villanova) 75/1
Chasson Randle (Stanford) 75/1

Odd that it says Dawson goes to Michigan. Some of the other sites have the same error so I’m assuming the original source had the error

Odd that it says Dawson goes to Michigan. Some of the other sites have the same error so I'm assuming the original source had the error

Ha! Yep. The list was emailed around by Bovada. Didn’t catch that.

Does Vegas really think that the top 7 most likely players to be POY are freshmen?

If you try to come up with a list of All-Americans without using freshmen… It starts to become clear why.

Harrell is not a frosh, FWIW.

I haven’t gone back and looked, but it seems the last many years, most times a true frosh is declared preseason AA, it doesn’t pan out.

Going back to the original question I think Caris is a longshot for POY.

Just at a quick glance…

Too high: Myles Turner. That front court is way too crowded for him to put up NPOY numbers.

Too low: Kevon Looney. How is this kid not even listed?
-Elite, 1 and done talent.
-Combination of size and athleticism that most college kids can’t compare to.
-Playing in an uptempo offense that scored 81.8ppg last year.
-Playing on a team that lost it’s #1, #2, an #4 scorers from last season.
-Playing in a conference where defense is an afterthought.

I’m not saying it’s a lock, by any means, but Looney has a definite chance of putting up something like 18 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks per game on solid UCLA team.

I’m very tempted to see what kind of odds I can get on him.