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.
Jaylen Bond Looks To Lead The Temple Owls In 2015-2016Jaylen Bond watched his statistical numbers more than double across the board as the Temple Owls made it to the semifinals of the NIT Tournament. Now, he's going to have to take on a bigger role next year, and he could lead them further.
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.”
T.J. McConnell's Career At Arizona May Be Over, But The Next Level Is An OptionThe Arizona Wildcats didn't have guard T.J. McConnell for the first two years of his collegiate basketball career. In his final two, he helped take them to the Elite 8 both times, but now his time at Arizona is done. Yet, his playing career doesn't need to be.
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.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Brings Arizona In The Sweet 16 With Talent And LeadershipThe Arizona Wildcats have a lot of talent that has gotten them to the Sweet 16 of the 2015 NCAA Tournament, but there are some stand out more than others. Not only does sophomore Rondae Hollis-Jefferson have talent, but he has the leadership skills to take them all the way.
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.
Scott Eatherton Hopes To Lead Northeastern To Upset Of Notre DameThe Northeastern Huskies made it into the NCAA Tournament and could not be happier to be back in the Big Dance after 24 years of work. Now, all they've got to do is get past a strong Notre Dame team and Scott Eatherton can lead them to the upset.
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.
Darrun Hilliard II Leads The Way For A Villanova Team Aiming For A Top SeedVillanova is having an amazing season and is in prime position to take a number one seed in the NCAA Tournament. There are a lot of great players on the team, but the talent and leadership of Darrun Hilliard II is taking them there.