College Basketball: The Best Players You May Not Know

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College Basketball: The Best Players You May Not Know
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During the course of the season there has been a great deal of conversation about some of the best players in college hoops. We have heard stories at various points about Kyle Singler, Ben Hansbrough, Scoop Jardine, Jared Sullinger, DeJuan Johnson, Brandon Knight, Derrick Williams and of course the Jimmer among many others. While these players are worthy of the praise they receive, there are many who operate in the background of the basketball landscape, the best of the mid-majors.

In the slides that follow, you will be introduced to the mid-major's top freshmen, and the top 25 players, including the mid-major player of the year.

Let the list begin.


Note: "Mid-majors" include schools from the following conferences: America East, Atlantic Sun, Big South, Big Sky, Big West, Colonial, Great West, Horizon League, Ivy League, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American,  Mid-Eastern, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot League, Southern, Southwestern Athletic, Southland, Summit, Sun Belt, West Coast, Western Athletic, and the Independents. It is based upon the classification list set up by Mid-Majority:

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