"Tyler Hansbrough of North Carolina, Thabeet...UCONN, Griffin...Oklahoma...even a casual college basketball fan knows the names. They're all candidates for player of the year. But those of us on the east coast might want to stay up late one night to see one of the game's most exciting players. James Harden of Arizona State was good enough to head to the NBA after his freshman year last season and coaches in the Pac-10 wish he had. Harden had 15 points and 11 assists helping the Sun Devils sweep UCLA for the first time in six years. It comes with a little crash...he nearly had a triple-double with eight turnovers but he's high-risk high-reward. Harden is a 6'5" shooting guard with point guard skills averaging almost 22 points a game, four assists and five rebounds. Watch Harden one night and you'll have plenty of energy the next day."
— Thanks to Doug Tammaro from the ASU Media Department for this great quote from John Saunders, from the end of last Sunday's Sports Reporters.