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The Big East player of the year has the size, speed and tenacity to guard all five positions—and at times the senior has done just that. The 6'6" Crowder ranked 11th nationally in steals (2.4) while grabbing 7.9 rebounds per game.
KHALIF WYATT, G, Temple
Wyatt is strong, smart and very aggressive. He has excellent positioning, which enables him to guard both penetrators and shooters.
GORGUI DIENG, C, Louisville
The lithe 6'11", 235-pound sophomore is the perfect anchor for the Cardinals' full-court pressure defense. He finished eighth in the nation in blocks (3.2).
JOHN HENSON, F, North Carolina
The Heels rely on the junior's defense (including 10.1 boards and 2.9 blocks) to trigger their offense, so it's crucial that Henson's sprained left wrist heal quickly.
FAB MELO, C, Syracuse
How valuable is the 7-foot sophomore? The Orange's only loss of the regular season came when he was sitting out to resolve an academic issue. Melo was ninth in the country in blocks (3.1), and he also averaged 5.8 rebounds.
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