View Full Version : Greater Basketball Accomplishment:Naismith POY vs 3RD Team Selection

03-24-2012, 06:15 PM
One means your the best (or had the best season) among collegiates the other roughly means your among the best 15 players in the world, possibly higher.

So which is the more impressive feat? Which do you think means more to the HOF voters?

03-24-2012, 06:21 PM
More impressive: 3rd team.

What means more to HoF? POY

03-24-2012, 07:40 PM

03-24-2012, 07:54 PM
One means you've made it to the NBA and the other one doesn't... hmm...

03-24-2012, 08:29 PM
I'll say the Naismith award, simply because it's one of a kind.

03-24-2012, 09:59 PM
Poy This is disappointing

03-24-2012, 10:37 PM
Let's see; LaMarcus Aldridge, Zach Randolph, Al Horford, Manu Ginobili and Chris Paul got selected to last season's All-NBA 3rd team; in comparison, Jimmer Fredette won the Naismith College Player of the Year award last year... I think it's safe to say that if we ask Jimmer, he'd hold the former, to much higher regard.

03-25-2012, 12:51 AM
^Haha I see what you did there

03-25-2012, 12:54 AM
Apples to oranges. Obviously it takes more peak ability to get 3rd all NBA, but we all know players progress and reach their peak at their own levels. Just because Paul is 10x the player that Jimmer is now that shouldn't downplay the great things Jimmer did in college.

03-25-2012, 10:29 AM
3rd team all NBA and it shouldn't be a question

03-25-2012, 10:59 AM
3rd team, you are one of roughly 20 of the best at a sport in the world at any given time. amazing accomplishment.

naismith trophy might be more prestigious within it's league (NCAA), but too many scrub-types have won it for me to take it seriously. fredette last year being a prime example. he probably deserved it, but at no point in time should any rational human being have thought that jimmer was -the- best basketball player in college hoops.

or shane battier. love battier, and he was more of a scorer in college, but the dude won naismith more or less by being the leader of the best team in hoops, not for being the best individual player in the country. awards that favor players on winning teams are usually devalued, imo.