1) Hes better than a lot of people think. Most people who watched him as the best player int he big 10 the last couple yrs are not that surprised.
2) He can contribute in a ton of different ways. (decent shooter, good rebounder, good post game, ability to pass out of the post, solid position defender, amazing understanding of game situations)
3) He is in a role where he is more than capable of doing well. He isnt being asked to carry a team or be a go to guy.