|No easy layups on Davis' (23) watch.|
|Robinson is dominating in his first year as starter.|
Kendall Marshall, Guard, North Carolina Tarheels. He's not the quickest or most athletic point guard out, but his basketball instincts are advanced to the point where he might be the second coming of Jason Kidd. If you wanted to show a young player how to play the point guard, definitely show him some clips of Marshall. The sophomore has a knack for seeing the play before at happens, and it is largely due to him always having his head up on the dribble and he is never in a hurry when he breaks out in that UNC transition offense that coach Roy Williams likes to run. Marshall's offense is improving - he had a career-high 22 points and went 4-for-5 from 3-point in his most recent outing Feb. 21 at North Carolina State. Still, passing is his thing as he had 13 assists and zero turnovers in that same game. His 9.8 assists per game average is second best in the nation.
Kris Joseph, Forward, Syracuse Orange. It's always good when your most versatile player is your best player. Joseph is the definition of a swingman with his ability to play in the post on both ends of the floor, play the perimeter on both ends of the floor, as well as being the go to guy down the stretch. The senior from Montreal had a career-high 29 points Feb. 8 in an overtime win against Georgetown on a day when no one on the Orange could get anything going offensively.
Marcus Denmon, Guard, Missouri Tigers. The Tigers are a guard oriented team and Denmon is the top dog. The 6-3 senior has no problem driving the lane against the big men on offense or crashing the defensive boards, as his 5.1 rebounds per game average indicates. What makes Denmon special for No. 3 Missouri (25-3, 12-3 Big 12) is his fearlessness as a shooter. He has shot himself out of a early season slump and is averaging 17.8 points per game while shooting 40-percent from 3-point.
|Green (23) is the unquestioned leader for Izzo's Spartans.|
Austin Rivers, Guard, Duke. It's a different type of squad for Mike Krzyzewski this year at Duke with no real go to guy on the roster at season's start. Enter Austin Rivers, who was the top ranked high school baller by many scouting publications last year, and a fierce shooter who never met a shot he didn't like. Rivers has the complete package on offense. He can take you off the dribble and adjust his shot mid-air to get the best angle, or hesitate off the dribble and pull-up for jumpers.
|Jones leads the Big East in poins (20.3) and rebounds (11.2).|
F - Jared Sullinger, Ohio State
G - Pierre Jackson, Baylor
F - Otto Porter, Georgetown
F - Mike Scott, Virginia
F - Harrison Barnes, North Carolina
G - Dee Bost, Mississippi State
G - Rodney McGruder, Kansas State
F - Jeronne Maymon, Tennessee
F - John Henson, North Carolina
G - Shabazz Napier, Connecticut
F - Perry Jones III, Baylor
F - Kevin Jones, West Virginia
F - Fab Melo, Syracuse
G - Dominic Cheek, Villanova
F - C.J. Leslie, North Carolina State
F - Cody Zeller, Indiana
G - Tyshawn Taylor, Kansas
G - Darius Johnson-Odom, Marquette