Michael Rothstein of AnnArbor.com conducts a straw poll of fellow college basketball writers each season on who they think is the national player of the year. In his first poll of this year, with 55 writers responding, Rothstein finds that Kemba Walker is the runaway winner, followed by Ohio State freshman Jared Sullinger and BYU senior Jimmer Fredette. He'll be doing another poll in a few weeks.
Started as UConn men's basketball beat writer for the New Haven Register in August, 2007. Before that, was traveling Boston Red Sox beat writer from 2004-06 for the Journal Register Co. (which included the Register).