Court Kings: Leading MVP Contenders in the 2024 NCAAB

As the 2024 college basketball season speeds towards its climax, the MVP (Most Valuable Player) race is heating up. The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) has been a breeding ground for future NBA stars, and the stakes for college MVP bets have never been higher; the 2024 season is no exception. From towering centers to agile point guards, the competition is fierce. This article presents a rundown of the leading MVP contenders who are making waves in the 2024 NCAAB season.

1. Zach Edey – Purdue

Purdue’s Zach Edey has been nothing short of phenomenal this season. The reigning NPOY (National Player of the Year) has been on a double-double streak, averaging 23.7 points per game, 11.8 rebounds per game, and 2.7 blocks per game.

Edey’s dominance under the basket is unquestionable. His ability to control the paint, both offensively and defensively, has been a key factor in Purdue’s success. Standing at 7’4″, Edey’s size and skill have made him a nightmare for opposing teams.

From scoring 30 points and 15 rebounds in the overtime win over Northwestern to 26 points and 13 rebounds in the win over Indiana, Edey has shown why he is one of the top contenders for the MVP award. He also would like nothing more than to win his school a national championship.

2. Tyler Kolek – Marquette

Tyler Kolek from Marquette has been another standout performer in the 2024 NCAAB season. The point guard was instrumental during Marquette’s recent eight-game winning streak, averaging 16.1 points, 7.4 assists, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game during this period.

Kolek’s game management and ability to score consistently have been key to Marquette’s resurgence. His performance against St. John’s, where he scored 25 points and made nine assists, was a masterclass in point guard play.

3. RJ Davis – North Carolina

RJ Davis has been lighting up the court for North Carolina. The guard has been scoring at an impressive rate, averaging 21.7 points per game, while also contributing significantly in terms of rebounds and assists.

Despite a few recent losses for North Carolina, Davis’s performances have continued to stand out. He’s been consistently excellent, even in the face of adversity, showcasing his ability to perform under pressure.

4. Dalton Knecht – Tennessee

Dalton Knecht of Tennessee has been putting up impressive numbers. The shooting guard has been scoring consistently, averaging 20.8 points per game and contributing significantly to Tennessee’s success.

Knecht’s scoring ability has been key in Tennessee’s campaign. His shooting range, combined with his ability to drive to the basket, has made him one of the most potent offensive threats in the league. Knecht’s success has led the Volunteers to be in the conversation for a No. 1 seed in this month’s NCAA Tournament.

5. Tristen Newton – Connecticut

Tristen Newton, a point guard from Connecticut, has been one of the standout performers of the 2024 NCAAB season. Newton has shown his all-around game, averaging 15.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game.

Despite a recent dip in shooting form, Newton has continued to contribute significantly in all aspects of the game. His ability to control the game and set up his teammates, combined with his scoring ability, has made him a vital player for Connecticut.


The 2024 NCAAB season has been a showcase of exceptional talent. From dominant centers to agile point guards, the competition for the MVP award is fierce. As the season progresses, it will be interesting to see who will rise to the top and claim the coveted MVP award.

The five players mentioned above have shown exceptional performances and are the leading contenders for season MVP. However, with a few games left to go, along with the NCAA Tournament, there’s still time for others to enter the conversation.


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Author: Ben Burd

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