Predicting the Biggest Risers During the 2013-14 College Basketball Season

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Predicting the Biggest Risers During the 2013-14 College Basketball Season
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Some college basketball players are easy to identify before the season tips off, but for every no-brainer like Cody Zeller, there’s a surprise like Kelly Olynyk waiting in the wings. Just as Olynyk went from unknown to first-team All-American a season ago, there will be plenty of lesser-known names who will make huge jumps in performance in 2013-14.

One such star in the making had his own year in the spotlight preempted by Olynyk’s greatness. Gonzaga big man Sam Dower, forced to the bench a year ago, will get to strut his stuff as a senior as one of the best power forwards in the country.

Read on for more on Dower and the rest of the 10 players who will show the most improvement—and gain the most in recognizability—next season.

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