College Basketball Predictions: The Top 10 Defensive Players in the Country

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College Basketball Predictions: The Top 10 Defensive Players in the Country
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As usual, most of the preseason buzz in college basketball has focused on high-scoring stars like Harrison Barnes and Perry Jones.

As important as those players will be, though, offense alone does not make for a championship team (see Fredette, Jimmer).

It’s time to give some love to the other side of the ball. Defensive skills turned Kawhi Leonard and Chris Singleton into first-round picks this spring, and there are plenty of standout defenders waiting to step into their shoes in the college ranks.

Read on for a look at the 10 toughest defenders in the country entering 2011-12.

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