The Top 25 Player of the Year Candidates in College Basketball

25. Izaiah Brockington — Iowa State

Stats (as of Feb. 8): 16.9 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 1.2 SPG

The Penn State transfer has been a revelation for the Cyclones in 2021-22. Brockington is a physical player (dating back to his roots in Philadelphia). He bullies smaller players, and is smooth enough to operate as a combo guard in the open floor. The Cyclones are a borderline tournament team — and that’s solely because of Brockington. If he weren’t a member of this team, Iowa State would have virtually no shot at participating in postseason play.

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