Every guard on this list had a huge impact on their team’s success.
To say that Connecticut’s Kemba Walker was a crucial part of the Huskies winning the 2011 NCAA championship is an understatement.
Without Walker, UConn may not have even been selected for March Madness.
His career was one of progressive greatness.
As a freshman, Walker averaged a praiseworthy 8.9 points, 2.9 assists and 1.1 steals per game as the Huskies went 31-5 and advanced to the Final Four.
As a sophomore, he bumped those numbers up to 14.6 points, 5.1 assists and 2.1 steals per game as UConn struggled through an uneven 18-16 season.
But, in his final collegiate season, Walker averaged 23.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.5 assists as he led Jim Calhoun’s crew to winning it all, beating Butler for the 2011 NCAA championship.
In 2011, he was a 2011 consensus first team All-American and was the Final Four Most Outstanding Player award winner.
Walker was also the 2011 Bob Cousy Award (for the nation’s top point guard) winner.