I won’t deny that freshman Michael Beasley of Kansas State has incredible talent and certainly deserves consideration for player of the year honors in NCAA basketball. But maybe he needs a PR handler to help keep him from making declarations like this before a game like he did last night.

Beasley was held to 5 points in the first half, and 17 for the game as the unranked Nebraska Cornhuskers sent them home with a loss that cost them a share of first place in the Big 12.

My vote for player of the year goes to Tyler Hansbrough of North Carolina. Check out the highlights from the ESPN video on this page. Hopefully the people who vote for the ESPN and AP Player of Year awards and the Naismith, Wooden, and Rupp awards were watching SportsCenter last night to see Beasley’s bold commentary and Hansbrough’s actions that speak louder than words.

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