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Final Four 2012: Top 4 Players in the Final Four

Roberto PayneContributor IMarch 26, 2012

Final Four 2012: Top 4 Players in the Final Four

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    The Final Four is finally among us and there are some truly spectacular players who will take the court for the opportunity to advance to the National Championship game.

    The four teams (Kentucky, Louisville, Ohio State and Kansas) have some players destined to be first round NBA draft picks. Read on for the four best players in the Final Four and what each brings to the table for their team.

No. 4 Jared Sullinger, Ohio State Buckeyes

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    Jared Sullinger isn't the flashiest or most athletic player, but boy is he effective. Sullinger is easily a top low post threat offensively, and he's even expanding his range more as he's made four three-pointers in the last five games.

    Sullinger is a coach's dream as he is willing to do whatever the team needs in order to succeed.

    Sullinger will have to come up huge for the Buckeyes when they face Kansas and the dominating Thomas Robinson.

No. 3 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky Wildcats

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    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has the ability to score the ball, but his real talents are on the defensive side of the ball. He is a physical and willing defender who plays with smarts.

    Put Kidd-Gilchrist on the other team's best wing player and that player will struggle mightily throughout the game.

    While Anthony Davis might be the best player on this Kentucky team, Kidd-Gilchrist is the most important player for the Wildcats.

No. 2 Thomas Robinson, Kansas Jayhawks

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    Thomas Robinson is an absolute force on the blocks, as his dominating physical stature helps him on both sides of the ball.

    Robinson will arguably be the No. 2 draft pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and could be the most dominating player in the nation.

    Robinson is so consistent that his nightly double-doubles are often overlooked because it's the norm with him.

    If Kansas is to advance to the National Championship, the Jayhawks will need a healthy dose of Robinson in the Final Four.

No. 1 Anthony Davis, Kentucky Wildcats

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    Anthony Davis will be the first pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, and he's the best player in college basketball, not just the Final Four.

    Davis is a force defensively because of his length and a capable scorer close and far from the basket.

    He is a game changer in every way, and he is the player opposing coaches game-plan against.

    Davis will have his hands all over the outcome of the Kentucky/Louisville game.

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