The until-today presumptive conference player of the year made the first-team by a vote of the coaches, but at least one coach left him off the first-team ballot. Jones was not a unanimous pick. Marquette’s Jae Crowder, who’s been great lately, was.
Don’t assume now that Crowder is the player of the year. There are separate votes and people like Darius Johnson-Odom and maybe even Georgetown’s Jason Clark and Syracuse’s Kris Joseph might get some votes. In truth, 15 players could get votes and K.J. could win with two while the 14 others have one. That’s not going to happen, of course, but it shows you how this might work. He just needs to get the most votes, as opposed to all the votes.