The Big 12 may be the best league for slashers in college basketball. It’s at least going to be the home of the best slasher for a season.
Andrew Wiggins turned the Big 12 projections on their head when he announced for Kansas. The team without a returning starter may be the preseason favorite.
But you only need to look at some of the names on this list to consider why the Big 12 would be an exciting league without him. Baylor’s Cory Jefferson and Oklahoma State’s Le’Bryan Nash are among our top five slashers for 2013-14, and neither may be the best players on their own team.
Our list of the nation’s best shooters is the first in a series of superlatives to prepare you for the 2013-14 season. Each list and more can be found in the the Athlon Sports College Basketball 2013-14 Preseason Annual. The magazine hits newsstands this week with previews for every team in every conference, plus exclusive Q&As with Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart, Louisville’s Russ Smith and UCLA’s Kyle Anderson.
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2013-14 Superlatives: Top Slashers
Andrew Wiggins, Kansas
Rasheed Sulaimon, Duke
Jordan McRae, Tennessee
Cory Jefferson, Baylor
Le’Bryan Nash, Oklahoma State
Cleanthony Early, Wichita State
Alex Poythress, Kentucky
Treveon Graham, VCU
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
Geron Johnson, Memphis
OTHER SLASHER SUPERLATIVES
Breakout to watch: LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State
Off-court concerns: P.J. Hairston, North Carolina
Mid-major star: Dwayne Evans, Saint Louis