In the almost six-month-long college basketball season, there is an inevitable lull as practices drag on. Teams travel almost every weekend, and the grind of the game begins to affect players.
Enter the energy guys—players that can get their team amped up and playing at a high level despite fatigue and general boredom.
Now more than ever, teams are looking for an extra spark. One player can be the difference between a win and an embarrassing loss.
Take the Florida State Seminoles’ drubbing of the North Carolina Tar Heels. If North Carolina had just one player come onto the court with passion and drive, he might have woken up the entire team.
Instead, the Tar Heels suffered their biggest loss of the Roy Williams era.
Energy guys can be the most important players on teams. They play with excitement, often doing all the little things and making key plays that inspire everyone around them.
Here are the 10 biggest energy guys in college basketball.