Every college basketball season has players who offer tantalizing glimpses of future potential. Likewise, every season has players who explode into the public consciousness and make themselves household names among the serious hoop fans.
Murray State's Isaiah Canaan had two solid seasons, but nothing that would indicate the All-American levels to which he would rise in 2011-12.
Others, such as Kansas' Jeff Withey, rapidly progress from benchwarmers to all-conference performers.
The one thing that all of these 20 players share is that they have eligibility remaining. Some may not choose to use it if they feel that professional riches are within their grasps, but most are projected to be NBA-ready in 2013, if ever.
These are players who should take starring roles next season, whether through sheer force of their talents or by roster necessity.