There are many different ways to define pests. In most cases, "unwanted presence" will come to mind. In sports, it often comes down to the guy you just don’t want to play against.
In basketball, the pests have usually been the smaller, quicker players who always seem to be in the face of the ball handler, disrupting offenses and generally causing havoc.
While this still rings true, college basketball in particular allows for the top athletes, regardless of their height, to showcase not only their offensive skills, but their abilities to shut down opposing players in a variety of ways as well.
This list is not all-encompassing but does contain a mix of the stereotype and of some of the more unique “pests” or “stoppers” in college ball.
Feel free to add to the list, as I’m sure all fans can identify one from their favorite teams.