UConn was far from the best team in the 2010-11 regular season, but the Huskies won a national title on the back of junior PG Kemba Walker.
With Walker gone to the NBA, which of this season’s underclassmen have the best chance to take over as a tournament hero in March?
North Carolina has underclass talent to burn, but the player who will have to carry the biggest load in the tournament is point guard Kendall Marshall. The star sophomore makes the nation’s most dangerous offense click. If the Tar Heels cut down the nets this season, that offense will be the reason why.
Of course, UNC has plenty of competition for the championship laurels this spring. Read on for a closer look at Marshall and the rest of the underclass stars hoping to enter their names in the ledger of NCAA tournament heroes.