With college hoops season ending just over a month ago, a ton of the hype has begun to die down around the country. Until the next March Madness rolls around, we don't get to see the best basketball players in the nation compete for the glorious NCAA Championship.
As that dreadful "in-between" time begins to take hold, we can at least start to get excited about next year and all the brilliant players that will come with it. Whether it be the emergence of new programs or the resurgence of old-school powerhouses, the 2012-13 season should be one of the best in recent memory.
Heading all of that talk will be the players themselves, so in line with that thought, we take a look at the top 25 athletes of next season.