It's the single greatest creation in American sports: 68 college basketball teams duking it out across the country to determine a National Champion. From face-painting freshmen to the guy in the office who makes pool picks based on team colors, everyone gets involved in March Madness. But not everyone wants to pore over a season worth of game footage to figure out what games and which players are worth watching. A little catch up may be in order.
With so many schools, sorting through the potential stars can be tough. There are the NBA Lottery guys the draftniks will be watching, the college heroes looking to move their programs forward, and all those hard working guards. It's a lot to figure out. That's why we put together the definitive list of must-see talent.
Aaron Craft, Ohio State
He's an undersized, tenacious, hard-working, deeply faithful near-straight A student who has done mission work in Haiti. He's so square his roommates parody his 90-degree angles on Twitter. Craft would be the guy you want your sister to marry, if he wasn't already engaged. The one thing that makes him profoundly exceptional: He wins the award for America's Most Hated Player (Non-Duke Division) because he's a little scrappy fella with a penchant for breaking the heart of opponents. Never the best athlete on the floor, Craft is a spectacular leader who won't be frightened by anything coming OSU's way.
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