Ranking the Most Complete Players for the 2014-15 College Basketball Season

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Ranking the Most Complete Players for the 2014-15 College Basketball Season
Gerry Broome/Associated Press

It's hard to find a truly "complete" player in college basketball anymore. Not that it was ever easy, to be honest. After all, Larry Bird was never a tremendous athlete and Michael Jordan shot 16.4 percent from three-point range in his first four NBA seasons.

Among the players today, big men want to be shooters and aren't interested in scrapping under the board. Small men are happy to chase rebounds, but may neglect work on their passing and shooting.

What we're left with is an increasingly positionless game, one in which every player can perform roles suited to their individual strengths rather than a coach's dogmatic system.

These playersall returnees, no freshmen, thanksaren't necessarily the 20 best in America, and not all have shown any signs of stardom in their careers. What they all have shown is the ability to impact a game in multiple ways, which is the true definition of a "complete player."

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