College Basketball's Best Players
- Rising Star: Kansas Guard Naadir Tharpe The 5’11” Tharpe is averaging 30 minutes, 8.9 points, and 5.1 assists per game while shooting 45 percent from the field, 39 percent from deep, and 82 percent from the line.
- The Michael Sam News Doesn't End You'd think a 10-time PGA Tour winner as well as PGA Championship victor would at least adhere to some modicum of decorum. You'd be wrong. Steve Elkington tweeted "ESPN reporting Michael Sam is leading the handbag throw at NFL combine...No one...
- Rising Star: SMU Guard Nic Moore Moore, a 5’9” point guard from Winona Lake, Ind., is playing as well as anyone in the American Athletic Conference right now. He leads his team with 14.1 points and 4.7 assists per game.
- Rising Star: Wichita State Guard Fred VanVleet A back-up to Malcolm Armstead on last year’s Final Four team, VanVleet has helped lead Wichita to a 25-0 record and No. 4 ranking.
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- Rising Star: Creighton Forward Ethan Wragge According to Hoop-Math, 157 of his 163 shots this season have been from beyond the arc (96 percent), the highest percentage in the country among players with at least 100 field goal attempts.
- Rising Star: Iona Guard A.J. English English is averaging 17.8 points, 4.1 assists, and 3.9 rebounds for the Gaels, who are tied atop the MAAC with an 8-2 conference record after winning both games last weekend.
- Rising Star: Iowa Forward Jarrod Uthoff Uthoff has been critical to Iowa’s resurgence. The Hawkeyes are 15-3 with road losses to Iowa State and Wisconsin and a neutral court loss to Villanova, none by more than four points.
- Rising Star: San Diego State Forward Winston Shepard Ranked as the 21st-best recruit in the country by Rivals, Shepard came to San Diego State with the wrong mindset.