Without sixth man Luke Hancock, Louisville does not win the national title in 2013.
Hancock proved the value of the sixth man in Atlanta. His contribution—42 points in the semis and title game—was what we have come to value most in that role: a score-first guard off the bench. Other coaches prefer to use the spot for an elite defender or a third big man.
These 10 players do not all look like each other, but they each should play a huge role in their team's success this season. And as you'll see, the best sixth men just so happen to usually be on the most talented teams.
Maybe the next Final Four Most Outstanding Player is on this list.