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.
Providence Senior Forward LaDontae Henton Helps Bring Back Respectability To Basketball ProgramTaking the Friars from 15-17 and no postseason to 22-12 and an NCAA Tournament bid, LaDontae Henton must feel pretty good about his time at Providence.
Rising Star: Duke Guard Grayson AllenWhile Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow, and Tyus Jones have been incredible this season, don’t forget about Grayson Allen.
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.”
Hassan Martin Shows A Lot Of Promise In Only His Second Season With URIWith his second season ending up exponentially better than his first, Hassan Martin has to be confident about Rhode Island's ability to reach the NCAA Tournament by next year.
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.
Ryan Boatright Looks Towards NBA After Successful Collegiate CareerAfter winning an NCAA National Championship in his junior season, Ryan Boatright hopes to garner a World championship at the next level.
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.
Will BC's Olivier Hanlan Declare For The 2015 NBA Draft?With one season of eligibility left in his collegiate career, junior guard Olivier Hanlan is faced with the decision of whether to stick around for another season, or declare for the draft.
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: Kentucky Guard James YoungYoung scored 20 points for Kentucky last night, twice as many as the next highest-scoring Wildcat, in a 60-54 loss to Connecticut. This was Young's ninth 20-plus point game and he led Kentucky with 17 in the Final Four win over Wisconsin.