Bradford Burgess, Virginia Commonwealth Rams
Shaka Smart explained in depth how Burgess' ability to cause mismatches at the 4 spot gave the Rams an edge on the way to the Final Four last year. When the Rams shift to a small lineup, he can do the same thing this season, although his 3-point shooting has dipped from 43.4 percent last season to 36.6 percent this season.
Briante Weber, VCU
Why do the Rams get two guys on here? Because Weber sports our favorite stat of the bunch. The freshman is an absolute menace on defense, as he leads the country with an absurd 7.1 steal percentage. In more conventional terms, he averages 2.2 thefts in 19.2 minutes per game off the bench. Watch out.