Pressure can crush an object or make a diamond depending on how it is handled.
That notion can be metaphorically applied to today’s crop of college basketball stars, many of whom are teenagers and expected to succeed under such a bright and constant media spotlight. Throw that on top of the expectations placed upon their shoulders by their own fanbase, and the mentally weak would be ready to wilt.
Read on to find 20 college basketball stars facing the most pressure for this season. Given their pedigrees, it’s a safe bet that they will all resemble diamonds instead of broken pipes by March.