There are great players in Division II college basketball and the very best of those great players become All-Americans. And then there are those rare few who play at a level with which no one can compare. Those players become national player of the year candidates.
And then there’s Jake Thelen. The Bellarmine senior forward must certainly be among the select few in the conversation for Division II Player of the Year honors, but don’t ask him about personal goals or accolades.