It's usually a given that a small-school guy will win the NCAA scoring title. That changed last season when Virginia Tech's Erick Green became the first player from a major conference to lead the NCAA in scoring since Glenn Robinson did it in 1993-94 for Purdue.
Why is it always the small-school guys racking up the gaudy numbers?
Well, it usually comes down to opportunity plus ability, and the small-school guys are usually in situations with endless opportunities to get up shots.
Green just happened to be an NBA talent on a bad team—he was drafted by the Denver Nuggets, but will play overseas this year in Italy.
This season, considering history, the mid-major players should be gunning to top the NCAA leaderboard. Of course, they'll have to battle Creighton's Doug McDermott, last year's runner-up to Green and now in a major conference, the new Big East.
These 10 candidates should give McDermott a run for the title.
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