Texas Basketball: 3 reasons Dylan Disu has been Big 12's MVP

Texas basketball big man Dylan Disu is on a historic pace with his scoring production and efficiency this season.

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Unmatched two-way production

It's easy to get completely enamored with the numbers and efficiency Disu has put up on the offensive end of the floor this season and to forget about what he's doing defensively. But Disu has also been an impactful player down low on the defensive end of the floor for the Longhorns in Big 12 play this season.

Disu isn't necessarily known for his rim protection or rebounding. What he lacks in rim protection and/or rebounding prowess that you would expect from a top-tier major-conference big man, Disu makes up for with his disruptiveness and ability to redirect shots.

He's been more productive in the steals department than ever before in his five years in college this season. Disu has registered a career-high 1.9 steals per game this season and a career-best 4.9 steal percentage.

In Big 12 play, Disu has been even more disruptive recently. He's registered three straight multi-steal games. He leads the Big 12 in steal percentage in February (over five percent).

With the pace he's on right now, Disu is likely to challenge for the steals crown in the Big 12 this year. And if he finishes the season with the lead in steals per game/steal percentage in Big 12 play, he would be the first non-guard in this conference to ever lead in points per game and steals in thes aem season.

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