NCAA Tournament 2012: 15 Players with Skills to Be This Year's Kemba Walker

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NCAA Tournament 2012: 15 Players with Skills to Be This Year's Kemba Walker
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Kemba Walker is a versatile player with a rare combination of basketball skills that made him a force to be reckoned with as a collegian at UConn.

Beyond his physical abilities, he demonstrated incredible determination and willpower throughout the Huskies' unbelievable runs last year in both the Big East and NCAA Tournaments.

Even though Walker scored at a great clip during the entire 2011-12 season (23.5 ppg), he bumped it up a notch (24.6 ppg) in last year's postseason.

But Kemba wasn't just about "getting his." He also dished out 4.5 apg during November-February, but handed out five per game during the Huskies' title runs last year. 

In addition, the 6'1" guard was an exceptional rebounder during the regular season (5.4 rpg), and found a way to improve his work on the boards in the conference and national tournaments (6.1 rpg).

Who are the college players that could lead their teams in a similar way come March Madness 2012?

Who are the individuals who can not only put the ball in the basket, but impact the outcomes of this year's NCAA Tournament games in a wide variety of ways?

And, who could be the player that some team will naturally point to as the primary reason they are cutting down the nets at the New Orleans Superdome on April 2nd?

Some players were included on this list because they have "the skills to be this year's Kemba" even if their team is not currently nationally ranked or thought of as a Final Four favorite.

Some players were left off of this list because their team is not likely to make it to the NCAA Tournament.

This list consists not only of guards who have the ball in their hand most of the time, but also wings and frontcourt players who get things done in multiple statistical categories.

As always, if you think someone has been left off of this list and they should be on it, please make your case. Or, if you think someone shouldn't be on this list, let us know why. 

Let's do this!

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