As most of you are aware by now, Marquette's very own Jae Crowder has won the Big East Men's Basketball Player of the Year award. Jae had an incredible season and deserved every bit of this distinguished feat. Predator finished the regular season with 17.4 ppg, 7.7 rpg, and 2.3 spg, all while logging nearly 33 minutes per game.
There are a tons of reasons why you could say Crowder deserved to be Big East POY. The main one that comes to my mind is his stats in January (pre-Gardner injury) vs. February (post-Gardner injury).
These stats are on a per-game basis (except FG%). Also, keep in mind Jae only scored 4 points in the game at Notre Dame on February 4. Note: The game against Seton Hall on 1/31 is part of the February stats since Gardner was out with the knee sprain for that game.
I think these stats pretty much speak for themselves. Congrats, Jae. Just incredible.