With college hoops featuring more three and four-guard lineups than ever before, a strong backcourt is a vital element for a successful team. Missouri’s 30-win campaign in 2011-12 was just one demonstration of how devastating a squad built around elite guard play can be.
One of the most dangerous guard pairings in the country for next season will be found at North Carolina State. Lorenzo Brown, one of the country’s top floor generals, will be paired with one of the best scoring prospects in the ACC in stud freshman Rodney Purvis.
Herein, a closer look at the Wolfpack and the rest of the dozen best collections of guards in the college game for 2012-13.