There’s no more valuable weapon for an NCAA basketball offense than a player who can’t be stopped by a single defender. Whether he’s too strong, too quick or too accurate from long range, an individual star becomes a game-changer when he forces multiple opponents to account for him.
Cleanthony Early didn’t put up the gaudiest scoring totals in the country last season, but the Wichita State star proved how tough he was to shut down during a Cinderella Final Four run. Even in a loss to eventual champion Louisville, the multi-threat forward lit up the mighty Cardinals defense for 24 points.
Read on for more on the Shockers’ scoring leader and the rest of the most untenable matchups in the country for this year’s college defenders.
Raw scoring punch is obviously a factor in these rankings, but so too are the athletic ability to go around (or through) opponents and the versatility to force a defender to worry about multiple shooting looks.