Stephen Curry can thank the 2008 NCAA tournament for his rise to stardom. He was a relative unknown, and his performance in the big dance thrust him into the spotlight. Who will be the Stephen Curry of 2012?
Some of these names you might have heard of. Doug McDermott, for example, was a sleeper contender for National Player of the Year. These players may not win a game in the 2012 NCAA tournament, but they will turn heads.
Upsets never hurt Curry, either. His 30-plus points per game in the 2008 tournament led Davidson past Gonzaga, Georgetown and Wisconsin.
Here are the 10 small school studs that will light up the NCAA tournament.