Some of the nation's most noteworthy college basketball players will be bringing a little extra motivation into next season. Whether they’re trying to live up to potential they haven’t yet fulfilled or show that a great performance wasn’t a fluke, these hoops standouts will have a chip on their shoulders in 2012-13.
Deshaun Thomas put in some brilliant performances for Ohio State last year, especially in the postseason, but the Buckeyes were always Jared Sullinger’s team. Now it’s Thomas’ turn to show that he can be The Guy and lead his team to equal (or greater) heights with Sullinger off to the NBA.
Read on for more on Thomas’ task in Columbus and 14 more players who have a lot to play for in the coming season.