The former five-star prospect proved to be a floor general beyond his years, managing the game as well as anybody in college basketball. Conley led the Big Ten in assists, consistently getting the ball to his teammates, but he wasn't afraid to call his own number: His runner with 4 seconds to play beat Wisconsin 49-48 on Feb. 25.
Point guard? Point forward? Whatever you want to call him, Gordon is a do-it-all player for the Bulldogs and one of the best in the SEC. He was the only player in his conference to rank in the top 10 in scoring (fifth), rebounding (ninth) and assists (second). He even had a triple-double in a victory over Vanderbilt (15 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists).
The numbers are fairly modest, yet Green was the Big East Player of the Year. Why? The Georgetown offense isn't designed for pyrotechnics at 68.6 points per game, yet Green makes his team go. He provides nearly as much scoring punch for the Hoyas (20.7 percent) as Tyler Hansbrough (21.6 percent) does for the Tar Heels.
The former five-star prospect was third in the Big 12 in rebounding and second in field-goal percentage. He snared eight or more rebounds in a game 26 times this season, and he had six double-doubles. His best game came in a victory at Missouri in which he went for 33 points and 12 rebounds.
Perhaps he wasn't the force everyone expected he'd be after dominating the 2006 NCAA Tournament. Still, his numbers aren't too shabby considering he plays with two other probable first-round NBA picks. Noah's production came in fewer than 26 minutes per game. His rebounding and blocks totals ranked in the top 10 in the SEC.