The 10 College Basketball Players Most Important to Their Teams in 2014-15

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The 10 College Basketball Players Most Important to Their Teams in 2014-15
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College basketball is a never-ending transition game in which today's inexperienced youngsters are tomorrow's leading men. The top programs are the ones which identify and recruit the players who can handle that sometimes-awkward shift.

Some teams see entire starting lineups leave at the end of a season, whether through graduation, transfer or answering the siren song of the NBA draft. The players who are left behind must quickly organize themselves into a cohesive unit with new roles, and somebody's got to be the leading man.

These 10 players are on teams that should still entertain serious hopes of making the 2015 NCAA tournament, and they will all be pivotal to their schools' hopes of doing so.

Alternate suggestions are welcomed in the comments, but do some homework and explain yourselves. Trust us, your program is not being "slept on" or "ignored," but assume some burden for breaking down reasons why your players of choice should have been included rather than just rattling off names. Aside from that, read on and have fun.

 

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