Rising Stars

Wisconsin's Future In Good Hands With Bronson KoenigThree-year starter Traevon Jackson is graduating, but Wisconsin’s point guard spot is in good hands. When Jackson broke his foot in January, sophomore Bronson Koenig replaced him in the starting lineup and played well.
Rising Star: Duke Guard Grayson AllenWhile Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow, and Tyus Jones have been incredible this season, don’t forget about Grayson Allen.
Huskies Hope For Even Bigger Numbers From Williams-Goss Next SeasonWhile the majority of college basketball players who leave the college ranks after their freshman campaign for the NBA or other pro leagues do not light the world on fire, there certainly are exceptions. In those cases, the move to the next level certainly can be worth it.
Rising Star: Michigan State Guard Lourawls Nairn, Jr.If Michigan State is to continue its magical Tournament run, it will need continued strong play from a 5’10” freshman from the Bahamas called “Tum Tum.”
Winston Shepard Could Be Key Piece Of 2015-16 AztecsOne of those pieces to build around when veteran head coach Steve Fisher takes to the hardwood next season with his Aztecs is current junior forward Winston Shepard.
Rising Star: Notre Dame Guard Steve VasturiaVasturia, who played his high school ball at St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia, has started every game for Notre Dame this season after starting 12 last year.
Wiltjer Has The Zags Headed To The Sweet 16With their ticket punched for the Sweet 16 and a date this Friday evening in Houston versus upstart UCLA, the Zags of the Pacific Northwest are riding one of their big men in a quest to claim the sport's most coveted prize.
Rising Star: Ohio State Guard D’Angelo RussellA United States Basketball Writers Association First Team All American, Russell will lead Ohio State into this week’s NCAA Tournament.
Rising Star: West Virginia Guard Daxter Miles, Jr.On the court, the 6’3” shooting guard has stepped up his game following injuries to Staten and Browne. Miles is averaging 7.2 points per game while shooting 40 percent from the field and 34 percent from deep.
Valparaiso Forward Alec Peters Shines In Regular Season FinaleAlec Peters is not just a scorer. The 6’9” forward proved that in the first half of Valparaiso’s regular season finale against Cleveland State, passing out of double teams and attempting just two shots.
Rising Star: Stanford Guard Marcus AllenMarcus Allen says he learned some “tricks” training with renowned hoops instructor John Lucas in Houston this past summer, but there’s nothing gimmicky about his transformation this season.
Rising Star: Oregon Forward Dillon BrooksHaving grown up in Mississauga, Ontario, and wanting more competition and exposure, Dillon Brooks planned to spend his final two high school years playing for basketball powerhouse Findlay Prep in Nevada.
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