The Big 12 again looks to be one of the strongest power conferences as the 2010-11 college basketball season tips off. While the Heartland's league certainly lacks no star power, there are many players on some of the country's best teams that have gone unappreciated in past years and preseason prognostications.
Stars like Jacob Pullen, Marcus Morris, LaceDarius Dunn and Alec Burks are garnering consideration for numerous nationwide awards. While those guys may get the most attention, other lesser-known players will be just as influential to their team's success.
They may not make an all-conference team. They may score less than 10 points per game. They may even come off the bench. But true fans, analysts and coaches understand the value these players have for their respective squads.
Following is a list of the Big XII's most underrated players of the 2010-11 season.