Xavier Thames, San Diego State
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For a team working on its fifth straight tourney berth, the Aztecs don't get a whole lot of national love. Neither does Thames, but he's a classic Steady Eddie, producing reliable scoring for a team without other consistent sources of points. Few players have as much responsibility for a team's fortunes or handle them as successfully. And not just with buckets. Thames distributes, doesn't turn the ball over, and Ds up.