Top 50 Players in College Basketball

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Top 50 Players in College Basketball
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March Madness is less than a month away, and conference tournaments are in the near future. I've decided to add to the excitement with a ranking of the top players in college basketball, based on results from this season and not on talent alone.

I did a "Top 150 College Basketball Players" ranking at the end of last season, and plan on doing it again at the end of this season. Since the madness is heating up I decided to release a preview. Obviously a player's ranking can change throughout the rest of the season, but this is the top fifty players as of now.

Below I will breakdown the number of players in each category. I have merged power forward and center, which are the "big guys".

By class:

Seniors: 19

Juniors: 21

Sophomores: 7

Freshmen: 3

By position:

Point Guard (PG):13

Shooting Guard (SG): 11

Small Forward (SF): 11

Power Forward/Center (PF/C): 15

By conference:

Big East: 9

ACC: 8

Big Ten: 8

Big 12: 7

SEC: 5

Pac-10: 3

Atlantic Ten: 2

Mountain West: 2

West Coast: 2

Big South: 1

Horizon: 1

WAC: 1

I will put the player's position first, followed by his ranking, name, class, team, and key stats. Please comment and let me know what you think, and what you would do to change the rankings.

PPG - Points Per Game

RPG - Rebounds Per Game

APG - Assists Per Game

SPG - Steals Per Game

BPG - Blocks Per Game

FG% - Field Goal Percentage

FT% - Free Throw Percentage

3P% - Three-Point Percentage

MPG - Minutes Per Game

     1.   SF Evan Turner, Junior -- Ohio State. Key Stats: 19.7 PPG - 9.2 RPG - 5.8 APG - 53.7 FG% - 34.2 MPG

     2.   PG John Wall, Freshman -- Kentucky. Key Stats: 16.7 PPG - 6.2 APG - 4.1 RPG - 1.9 SPG - 34.4 MPG

     3.   PF/C Luke Harangody, Senior -- Notre Dame. Key Stats: 24.1 PPG - 10.0 RPG-48.5 FG%- 78.7 FT%-35.3 MPG

     4.   SF Damion James, Senior -- Texas. Key Stats: 17.7 PPG-10.7 RPG-41.4 3P% - 51.0 FG%-29.3 MPG

     5.   PG Sherron Collins, Senior -- Kansas.  Key Stats: 15.1 PPG - 4.4 APG - 2.0 RPG - 85.3 FT% - 32.6 MPG

     6.   PF/C DeMarcus Cousins, Freshman -- Kentucky. Key Stats: 16.3 PPG - 10.2 RPG - 1.6 BPG - 54.5 FG% - 22.8 MPG

     7.   PG Scottie Reynolds, Senior -- Villanova. Key Stats: 19.0 PPG - 3.3 APG - 2.7 RPG - 40.4 3P% - 29.6 MPG

     8.   PG Jon Scheyer, Senior -- Duke. Key Stats: 18.8 PPG - 5.4 APG - 3.4 RPG - 40.3 3P% - 36.6 MPG

     9.   SF Wesley Johnson, Junior -- Syracuse. Key Stats: 15.8 PPG - 8.7 RPG - 1.9 BPG - 39.4 3P% - 34.2 MPG

    10.  PG Jimmer Fredette, Junior -- BYU. Key Stats: 21.7 PPG - 5.0 APG - 3.2 RPG - 48.9 3P% - 31.3 MPG

    11.  SG James Anderson, Junior -- Oklahoma State. Key Stats: 22.5 PPG - 6.1 RPG - 2.4 APG - 46.9 FG% - 34.0 MPG

    12.  PF/C Cole Aldrich, Junior -- Kansas. Key Stats: 11.5 PPG - 10.2 RPG - 3.8 BPG - 55.3 FG% - 26.8 MPG

    13.  PG Greivis Vasquez, Senior -- Maryland. Key Stats: 18.7 PPG - 6.4 APG - 4.7 RPG - 38.4 3P% - 33.0 MPG

    14.  SF Da'Sean Butler, Senior -- West Virginia. Key Stats: 17.2 PPG - 6.1 RPG - 3.2 APG - 35.8 3P% - 35.6 MPG

    15.  PG Devan Downey, Senior -- South Carolina. Key Stats: 22.9 PPG - 3.5 APG - 3.2 RPG - 2.9 SPG - 33.8 MPG

    16.  PG Kalin Lucas, Junior -- Michigan State. Key Stats: 15.4 PPG - 4.1 APG - 1.9 RPG - 36.0 3P% - 31.1 MPG

    17.  PF/C Jarvis Varnado, Senior -- Mississippi State. Key Stats: 13.3 PPG - 10.9 RPG - 5.1 BPG - 56.7 FG% - 30.9 MPG

    18.  PF/C Patrick Patterson, Junior -- Kentucky. Key Stats: 15.1 PPG - 7.6 RPG - 41.7 3P% - 58.5 FG% - 32.7 MPG

    19.  SF Robbie Hummel, Junior -- Purdue. Key Stats: 15.7 PPG - 6.9 RPG - 2.1 APG - 90.2 FT% - 30.3 MPG

    20.  PF/C Al-Farouq Aminu, Sophomore -- Wake Forest. Key Stats: 16.8 PPG - 11.0 RPG - 1.6 BPG - 46.8 FG% - 31.6 MPG

    21.  PF/C Greg Monroe, Sophomore -- Georgetown. Key Stats: 15.7 PPG - 9.6 RPG - 1.7 BPG - 51.0 FG% - 34.1 MPG

    22.  SF Kyle Singler, Junior -- Duke. Key Stats: 16.9 PPG - 7.2 RPG - 2.3 APG - 38.5 3P% - 35.7 MPG

    23.  PF/C Luke Babbitt, Sophomore -- Nevada. Key Stats: 21.6 PPG - 9.5 RPG - 40.3 3P% - 90.1 FT% - 36.7 MPG

    24.  SG Manny Harris, Junior -- Michigan. Key Stats: 18.4 PPG - 6.4 RPG - 4.2 APG - 31.1 3P% - 36.2 MPG

    25.  SG Sylven Landesberg, Sophomore -- Virginia. Key Stats: 17.4 PPG - 5.0 RPG - 2.8 APG - 40.7 3P% - 32.0 MPG

    26.  PF/C Artsiom Parakhouski, Senior -- Radford. Key Stats: 21.5 PPG - 13.1 RPG - 2.2 BPG - 59.0 FG% - 34.3 MPG

    27.  PG Talor Battle, Junior -- Penn State. Key Stats: 19.1 PPG - 5.5 RPG - 4.0 APG - 35.0 3P% - 37.1 MPG

    28.  PF/C Omar Samhan, Senior -- Saint Mary's. Key Stats: 21.1 PPG - 11.2 RPG - 2.9 BPG - 54.2 FG% - 32.0 MPG

    29.  PG Malcolm Delaney, Junior -- Virginia Tech. Key Stats: 20.2 PPG - 4.1 APG - 3.8 RPG - 85.2 FT% - 34.5 MPG

    30.  SG Jerome Dyson, Senior -- Connecticut. Key Stats: 18.6 PPG - 4.6 RPG - 4.5 APG - 30.5 3P% - 34.2 MPG

    31.  SG Dominique Jones, Junior -- South Florida. Key Stats: 21.3 PPG - 6.1 RPG - 3.9 APG - 34.5 3P% - 36.8 MPG

    32.  SF Landry Fields, Senior -- Stanford. Key Stats: 22.1 PPG - 8.7 RPG - 2.9 APG - 35.1 3P% - 36.0 MPG

    33.  PF/C Trevor Booker, Senior -- Clemson. Key Stats: 15.3 PPG - 8.3 RPG - 1.5 BPG - 51.3 FG% - 30.1 MPG

    34.  PG Matt Bouldin, Senior -- Gonzaga. Key Stats: 16.2 PPG - 4.6 RPG - 4.1 APG - 38.8 3P% - 35.7 MPG

    35.  SG Jacob Pullen, Junior -- Kansas State. Key Stats: 18.8 PPG - 3.8 APG - 2.5 RPG - 39.6 3P% - 30.9 MPG

    36.  SF Lazar Hayward, Senior -- Marquette. Key Stats: 18.2 PPG - 8.1 RPG - 34.3 3P% - 83.5 FT% - 31.7 MPG

    37.  PF/C Quincy Pondexter, Senior -- Washington. Key Stats: 20.3 PPG - 7.9 RPG - 37.5 3P% - 54.2 FG% - 31.9 MPG

    38.  SF John Shurna, Sophomore -- Northwestern. Key Stats: 18.5 PPG - 6.1 RPG - 2.5 APG - 36.9 3P% - 36.4 MPG

    39.  SF Gordon Hayward, Sophomore -- Butler. Key Stats: 15.8 PPG - 8.5 RPG - 48.0 FG% - 84.0 FT% - 33.0 MPG

    40.  SG E'Twaun Moore, Junior -- Purdue. Key Stats: 17.0 PPG - 3.6 RPG - 2.9 APG - 37.3 3P% - 30.9 MPG

    41.  SG Jordan Crawford, Sophomore -- Xavier. Key Stats: 20.0 PPG - 4.7 RPG - 3.0 APG - 40.5 3P% - 31.6 MPG

    42.  SG Xavier Henry, Freshman -- Kansas. Key Stats: 13.9 PPG - 4.2 RPG - 1.7 APG - 40.3 3P% - 27.3 MPG

    43.  SG Aubrey Coleman, Senior -- Houston. Key Stats: 25.7 PPG - 7.4 RPG - 2.3 APG - 2.8 SPG - 36.7 MPG

    44.  PG Demetri McCamey, Junior -- Illinois. Key Stats: 15.2 PPG - 6.8 APG - 3.3 RPG - 38.4 3P% - 33.4 MPG

    45.  PF/C Ekpe Udoh, Junior -- Baylor. Key Stats: 13.3 PPG - 10.3 RPG - 4.3 BPG - 47.7 FG% - 35.1 MPG

    46.  PF/C Gani Lawal, Junior -- Georgia Tech. Key Stats: 13.9 PPG - 9.3 RPG - 1.5 BPG - 52.2 FG% - 26.4 MPG

    47.  SG Jeremy Hazell, Junior -- Seton Hall. Key Stats: 21.5 PPG - 3.2 RPG - 1.6 APG - 36.3 3P% - 32.1 MPG

    48.  SF Darington Hobson, Junior -- New Mexico. Key Stats: 15.5 PPG - 8.8 RPG - 4.6 APG - 38.1 3P% - 32.7 MPG

    49.  PG Jerome Randle, Senior -- California. Key Stats: 19.4 PPG - 4.5 APG - 2.0 RPG - 40.8 3P% - 34.6 MPG

    50.  PF/C Damian Saunders, Junior -- Duquesne. Key Stats: 15.0 PPG - 11.6 RPG - 3.3 BPG - 2.8 SPG - 37.2 MPG

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