Anyone can survey a box score and pick out a team's top scorers, touting them as the stars of a victory. But floor boards and hustle defense don't translate into statistics, despite being the hallmark characteristics of great players and winning teams.
You know these kinds of players. The ones who take a tumble on one end of the court only to pop up and sprint back to atone for a lost possession with a big time play.
Those are the athletes we focus on here. Big East playmakers who transcend statistics and provide their program with a spark. Teammates rally around players like those on this list.