We’ve covered the preseason All-Americans, Final Four picks and individual team previews. Now it’s time for the fun stuff – the guys who make college basketball so fun to watch. Let the debates begin:
Floor leaders: These guys are coaches on the floor
1) Darren Collison G, UCLA: Three seasons, three Finals Fours. Not a bad resume heading into his senior year.
2) Eric Maynor G, VCU: Would we even be talking about VCU basketball if it weren’t for this guy? Quite simply, he does it all for the Rams
3) Jeremy Pargo G, Gonzaga: Seasoned veteran keep Zags offense clicking
4) Nick Calathes G, Florida: Was given controls of the team as a true freshman, has great understanding of the game
5) Ty Lawson G, UNC: Speedy leader manages to keep all of UNC's scoring options happy.
Inside/outside: Good luck matching up with these versatile threats
1) Kyle Singler F, Duke: Was Devils' best post player and leading rebounder, but also comfortable on the perimeter (51 3’s)
2) Earl Clark F, Louisville: Has NBA scouts drooling over his potential (11 ppg, 8 rpg)
3) Damion James F, Texas: Terrific rebounder (10.3 rpg) and post presence also can hit from outside (38 3’s, 41%)
4) Tyler Smith G/F, Tennessee: Looks like a small forward, plays like a point guard, the toughest match-up in the SEC.
5) James Johnson F, Wake Forest: Multi-talented forward was a pleasant surprise for Deacons last year (14.6 ppg, 8 rpg)
Disagree with Jason's picks? Let us know your top lists below!