Duke’s Allen among the favorites for Player of the Year

This week, odds were released for the 2017 AP Player of the Year in college basketball. Duke’s Grayson Allen, predictably, tops the list: 6-1 odds. There are 16 players who made the mark (33-1 odds or better), including four freshmen: Washington’s Markelle Fultz (7-1), Jayson Tatum of Duke (8-1), UCLA guard Lonzo Ball (10-1) and Josh Jackson of Kansas (14-1). Comparatively, there are four seniors who made the list, too: Josh Hart (Villanova), Monte Morris (Iowa State), London Perrantes (Virginia) and Jaron Blossomgame (Clemson). Welcome to 2016.

Allen, Tatum, Perrantes and Blossomgame aren’t the only four ACC players to make this cut, though. In fact, six of the 16 candidates — more than any other conference — come by way of the ACC:

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Here’s a breakdown of how many players made this list from each conference. Of the six strongest basketball conferences, the SEC was the only league to not have a player land in this ranking. Sorry, Cal.

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