Jay Bilas has an opinion and I like it.
Jodie Meeks, Kentucky: If anyone can claim to have improved more than Teague, it might be Meeks, but some forget that he was a very good player in his freshman season under Tubby Smith but spent his sophomore year injured. While nobody could have predicted the numbers he is putting up now, a healthy Meeks caused many to put UK in the preseason top 25. Meeks is a scoring machine with a Terminator build. He is averaging an SEC-leading 25.9 points to go along with 3.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.5 steals. Meeks is shooting 48 percent from the floor, 44 percent from 3 and a remarkable 91 percent from the line.
Patrick Patterson, Kentucky: Patterson is one of the toughest players in the country, and he probably doesn’t get the ball enough. He is averaging 18.4 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2 blocks while shooting 69 percent from the floor and 78 percent from the line. Patterson faces double-teams constantly in the post and never complains. He is the best low post player in the SEC, and one of the top five low post players in the country.