A variety of offensive options is a great asset for any college basketball team, but not every program has that luxury. For some teams—including plenty of college hoops’ best—the key to the offense is giving the ball to one elite player and letting him go to work.
Defending national champion Louisville, for example, has placed even more of its offensive burden on Russ Smith than it did a year ago. The lightning-quick senior is still the Cardinals’ leading scorer, but now he’s also one of the top passers in the AAC.
Read on for a closer look at Smith’s multi-threat performance, along with 14 more stars who are carrying their teams on the offensive end in 2013-14.
All statistics are through 2/26. Note that some of the season’s biggest names (say, Duke’s Jabari Parker) have been left out of this discussion, not because they aren’t playing brilliantly, but because their teams have more balanced offenses than the ones you’ll find on this list.