Klay Thompson, despite being the two seed, has become my favorite to win COTY 2011. Don't get me wrong; I'm not writing off June Daugherty. It's just that something tells me that June can be the odds-on favorite for COTY 2012 or 2013 by getting the Cougar women into the NCAA tournament. That would be a feat nothing short of remarkable considering the program's past futility. The women appear to be on their way.
However, as far as men's basketball is concerned, Klay Thompson will go down as one of the all-time greats in WSU history. The question remains: can we as a fanbase value his talent over his team's win-loss record? That, I think, will determine whether Klay goes the distance in this tournament.
Polls open below.
Who advances in Coug of the Year?
(2) Klay Thompson (162 votes)
(7) June Daugherty (28 votes)
190 total votes