Interesting article here that uses statistical analysis of player stats to determine who has been most important to their team's success. We're not talking such simple stats as points scored. This is more like calculating how many points a player scores per his team's 100 possessions.
Using these stats, this writer says that Marquette's Lazar Hayward could be the Big East Player of the Year.
Citing that only four players in the country take a higher percentage of their team's shots while on the floor, he leads all Big East players with steals in conference, and that Lazar is the senior leader on a team that lost a lot of leadership, it may be hard to argue with this analysis when the season is over.