Who Has Impressed
As the Sun Devils look forward to Pac-12 play, let’s take a look back at the players who have stood out to start the season.
Dort’s team-leading 18.3 points per game makes it easy to see why he has been a star for head coach Bobby Hurley this season. He became the first freshman from ASU to be named the Pac-12 Player of the Week since James Harden after he averaged 25 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals in Las Vegas at the MGM Resorts Main Event.
Not only is Dort a dangerous threat on the offensive side of the ball, he has proved he can be an elite defender as well, often locking down opposing guards and matching them stride-for-stride the entire length of the floor.
While Cheatham is fourth on the team in scoring, his contributions to the Sun Devils go much deeper than just his scoring output. He has proven to be almost a Swiss Army Knife for ASU as he can do it all.
Earlier in the season, Cheatham picked up the second triple-double in school history against Texas Southern as he finished with 14 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists.
After an incredible freshman campaign, Martin had sky-high expectations for his second year. However, an ankle injury slowed him down at the beginning of non-conference play.
Now that he is healthy, Martin’s full form is starting to show, most notably in a Dec. 15 win at Georgia where he finished with 21 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and three steals and received Pac-12 Player of the Week honors.