The college basketball season has been awesome thus far. We have seen our fair share of upsets, including UNLV over UNC, Indiana over Kentucky and Long Beach State over Pittsburgh.
College basketball never fails to excite, but what NCAA hoops is missing this year is a player that the entire nation adopts as its hero, the type of player that hits shot after shot and can score at will; it's missing a player like Jimmer Fredette.
While it would be awfully difficult to replicate what Jimmer Fredette did last season for the BYU Cougars, these five players have the potential to captivate the country and make huge impacts on the court for their teams.
To be eligible for consideration, players must play in a non-BCS conference, play on a team in the West and have the ability to change any game in which they play.
Don't expect these players to have as much of a following as Jimmer did last season, because that would just be an unfair expectation. Do expect, however, for these players to make highlights all season long, and don't be surprised if they lead their teams to great heights come March.