Re: Durant Named AP POY: Better freshman season than Melo?
Both players had awesome freshman seasons. Durant was surrounded by mostly freshmen and an incompetent coach. Carmelo got to play in the godliest zone defense. That's a lot of the reason Syracuse won the championship that year along with Carmelo's excellent scoring.
Like the posters above me, I think Durant was the better player but Melo obviously had the better season with the championship and mvp's.