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Why are point guards passed over?

Player of the year honors have recently eluded the game's top floor leaders

Originally Published: February 21, 2013
By Michael Rothstein | ESPN.com

In the midst of his senior year, with his team making a run at an undefeated season and Saint Joseph's receiving unprecedented media exposure because of it, Jameer Nelson became a sensation.

For a few months in 2003-04 in the decidedly professional sports town of Philadelphia, a college of fewer than 10,000 students and its charismatic point guard grabbed the attention of the city -- and the nation.

Fans and students followed Nelson to classes and movie theaters. A plainclothes ...

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