Since it became the new first round of March Madness in 2011, the First Four has managed to turn a bubble team into an upset winner against a No. 4, 5 or 6 seed seed every year. For the 2014 NCAA tournament, the matchups feature plenty of impressive individual talent, and some of it can even be found among the No. 16 seeds vying for a meeting with Wichita State or Florida.
One player in the latter category is three-point marksman Peter Hooley of Albany. The 6’4” Australian will get a chance to join countrymen such as Andrew Gaze and Andrew Bogut on March Madness highlight reels when his team challenges Mount St. Mary’s.
Read on for more on Hooley and nine more of the most intriguing stars to be found in Dayton for the First Four on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.