CBT's top 100 players
99. Javon McCrea, Buffalo
Buffalo's PF averaged 18 ppg, 8 rpg and 2.6 bpg. Javon McCrea should thrive under new coach Bobby Hurley.
98. R.J. Hunter, Georgia State
R.J. Hunter posted 17.0 ppg as a freshman at Georgia State. The coach's son will lead the Panthers in Sun Belt Conference.
97. Kadeem Batts, Providence
Providence PF shared the Big East most improved player honors with Mike Carter-Williams, averaging 14.8 ppg and 7.2 rpg a year ago.
96. Chasson Randle, Stanford
A slow start led to a down sophomore year for Chasson Randle, who will be key in leading Stanford back to the tournament.
95. Johnny O'Bryant, LSU
Johnny O'Bryant will anchor the front court for an underrated LSU team with a chance to finish as a top three team in a stout SEC.
94. Josh Davis, San Diego
After transferring from Tulane, Josh Davis will anchor San Diego State's front court after averaging 17.6 ppg and 10.7 rpg last season.
93. Melvin Ejim, Iowa State
A key cog in Iowa State's plan to return to the NCAA tournament, Melvin Ejim averaged 11.3 ppg, 9.3 rpg, and hit 34.8 percent of his three's a year ago. However, he will miss a month due to a knee injury.
92. Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova
The Villanova PG led his team back to NCAA tournament despite coming off a back surgery. Expect a healthy Ryan Arcidiacono to have a big year.
91. Davante Gardner, Marquette
As a load to handle on the block, Davante Gardner will be key in Marquette's post. Averaging 11.5 ppg and 4.8 rpg after only logging 21.5 mpg, Gardner's endurance will be key.
90. Anthony Drmic, Boise State
Anthony Drmic averaged 17.7 ppg and shot 39.2 percent from three-point land to lead Boise State to the 2013 tournament. He's a big reason the Broncos could win the Mountain West Conference.
89. Andre Hollins, Minnesota
Minnesota's PG had a few monster games last season and new coach Rick Pitino will lean on Andre Hollins a lot this year.
88. Tyler Ennis, Syracuse
Syracuse's freshman PG will be a difference maker for the Orange, who lack perimeter depth last season.
87. Alex Poythress, Kentucky
Holding lottery-pick talent, the lingering questions against Alex Poythres is does he have mentality to dominate and will he be able to crack Kentucky's frontcourt rotation?
86. Anthony Ireland, Loyola Marymount
This Connecticut-native put up huge numbers (20.6 ppg, 3.6 apg) as the only option on a injury-riddled Loyola Marymount.
85. Dwayne Evans, St. Louis
85th may be too low for the undersized-yet-underrated Dwayne Evans, who averaged 14.0 ppg and 7.7 rpg for St. Louis.
84. Jabari Bird, California
This explosive 6-foot-6 freshman will help Cal offset the loss of Allen Crabbe on the wing.
83. Nick Johnson, Arizona
Nick Johnson quietly posted great numbers for Arizona last season, averaging 11.5 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.6 spg and 39.3% 3PT.
82. Geron Johnson, Memphis
The third-best guard in Memphis' loaded back court, Geron Johnson is the most athletic and possibly the best defender of the lot.
81. Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
The Sophomore PG may be the most important player in the country. Indiana needs Yogi Ferrell's leadership and a go-to guy offensively.
80. Keith Frazier, SMU
A McDonald's All-American, Keith Frazier was Larry Brown's first recruiting coup at SMU. He's a big-time wing scorer.
79. Noah Vonleh, Indiana
Indiana's big freshman hasn't gotten much hype but he's a natural rebounder, and has a burgeoning offensive repertoire.
78. Ryan Boatright, UConn
A high-flying, dynamic scoring PG, the 5'10 Ryan Boatright will be half of UConn's loaded back court.
77. Bryce Cotton, Providence
The Big East's reigning points champion, Providence's SG is a big reason the Friars could be dancing come March.
76. Branden Dawson, Michigan State
Branden Dawson was slowed after an ACL surgery but should now be at full strength, MSU's explosive SF should have a big year.
75. Damyean Dotson, Oregon
Damyean Dotson averaged 11.5 ppg for Oregon last season and will be the primary scorer as the Ducks compete for the Pac-12 title.
74. Markel Starks, Georgetown
The Georgetown PG is this year's leader, ready to prove the doubters wrong.
73. Ryan Anderson, Boston College
The underrated PF averaged 14.0 ppg and 7.9 rpg last season and will help spark a Boston College resurgence this year.
72. Akil Mitchell, Virginia
This athletic big man averaged 13.1 ppg and 8.9 rpg for UVA. Big reason the Cavs can finish in the top three in the ACC.
71. Fuquan Edwin, Seton Hall
A sensational defender, Fuquan Edwin averaged 16.5 ppg, and shot 41.2% 3PT for Seton Hall as a junior. It is safe to say Edwin is criminally underrated.
70. JaKarr Sampson, St. Johns
This thrilling athlete averaged 14.9 ppg for St. Johns as a freshman. JaKarr Sampson wil be a lottery pick if he learns to shoot.
69. Travis Bader, Oklahoma
Shooter! Barring injury, the Grizzlies gunner will break JJ Redick's 3-point record.
68. Juvonte Reddic, VCU
Juvonte Reddic is touch in the middle and allows VCU guards to run-wild and create havoc. He's a double-double machine waiting to happen.
67. Olivier Hanlan, Boston College
Ryan Anderson's Boston College co-star, Aliver Hanlan averaged 15 ppg as a freshman. This PG will get better as he learns to distribute.
66. Elfrid Payton, Louisiana-Lafayette
The uber-productive PG for Louisiana-Lafayette, Elfrid Payton came from nowhere to make Team USA U19 roster this summer.
65. Dwight Powell, Stanford
A center for Stanford, Powell made the jump as a junior. He averaged 14.0 ppg , 8.4 rpg and will be the key to the Cardinal's return to the dance.
64. Chris Jones, Louisville
Chris Jones will be Louisville's replacement for Peyton Siva at PG.
63. Dez Wells, Maryland
This powerfully athletic off-guard will take over the point for Maryland until Seth Allen returns from injury.
62. Augustine Rubit, South Alabama
A PF for South Alabama, Augustine Rubit averaged 19.4 ppg and 10.5 rpg as a junior. Rubit is relatively unknown, which is a shame given his ability.
61. Treveon Graham, VCU
The most dangerous scorer on VCU, Treveon Graham's ability to rebound as SF makes the Rams dangerous.
60. Joe Jackson, Memphis
Joe Jackson quietly had an impressive junior year for the University of Memphis with averages of 13.6 ppg, 4.8 apg, 44.7% 3PT and 51.9 FG%.
59. Joel Embiid, Kansas
Joel Embiid is tough to peg. His potential is through the roof, but is he ready to contribute to Kansas right away?
58. Trevor Releford, Alabama
Trevor Releford averaged 14.9 ppg as a junior. He will take on a bigger role this year for Alabama after some offseason departures.
57. LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State
A promising talent, LaQuinton Ross ended the 2013 tourney in promising fashion. Ohio State needs Ross to be a consistent scorer.
56. Jordan Adams, UCLA
Much of the talk about UCLA centered on the Shabazz Muhammad / Kyle Anderson duo, but Jordan Adams was the team's most consistent scorer last year.
55. Will Sheehey, Indiana
The senior leader for Indiana, Will Sheehey is an athletic defender, emotional sparkplug on a young team.
54. Jerrelle Benimon, Towson
Maybe the best rebounder in the country, the Towson PF could average 20 ppg and 10 rpg this year.
53. Alex Kirk, New Mexico
Kendall Williams gets all the attention, but the New Mexico Lobos center is one of the most underrated bigs nationally.
52. Jerian Grant, Notre Dame
The Fighting Irish PG teams-up with Eric Atkins to form one of the nation's best back courts.
51. James Michael-McAdoo, UNC
James Michael-McAdoo has the potential to be a star and Universtiy of North Carolina is hoping their PF makes the jump this year.
50. Le'Bryan Nash, Oklahoma St.
Thought to be a one-and-done in HS, Nash makes Oklahoma St. dangerous as a supremely talented third option.
49. Marshall Henderson, Ole Miss
Questionable decision-making aside, Henderson still averaged 20 ppg in the SEC last season.
48. Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga
People forget just how good Kevin Pangos was as a freshman thanks to how well Olynyk played for Gonzaga last year.
47. Deonte Burton, Marquette
The high-flying scoring PG doesn't get the attention he deserves with Nevada's recent struggles.
46. Luke Hancock, Louisville
The reigning Final Four MOP, Luke Hancock will be key playmaker on the Cardinals', but he needs to get healthy (achilles) first.
45. C.J. Wilcox, Washinton
C.J. Wilcox avgeraged 16.8 ppg as a junior, and is a potential Pac-12 POY if Washington has a big year.
44. Wayne Selden, Kansas
A physical off-guard, Selden's a freshman that should compliment Andrew Wiggins on Kansas' perimeter.
43. Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky
Willie Cauley-Stein can't do much more than dunk offensively, but his length, athleticism and ability to run floor is unique.
42. Justin Cobbs, California
Justin Cobbs needs to get healthy, but Cal's PG is a First Team All-Pac 12 talent. Cobbs will lead Cal back to the tourney this year.
41. Chaz Williams, Massachusetts
The diminutive PG for UMass is one of the most entertaining players in the country to watch.
40. Nik Stauskas, Michigan
Pigeonholed as a shooter as a frosh, expect to see more of Michigan's star SG's all-around game this year.
39. Cory Jefferson, Baylor
Isaiah Austin gets the publicity, but Jefferson is Baylor's most dominant low-post presence. He averaged 13.3 ppg and 8.0 rpg last season.
38. Markel Brown, Oklahoma St.
A highlight reel dunker, Markel Brown proved as a junior that he's more than just an athlete for Oklahoma St.
37. Aaron Harrison, Kentucky
The non-PG Harrison, Aaron gets less hype than brother Andrew but has drawn rave reviews this preseason.
36. Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee
The Volunteers' bruising big man, Stokes is a double-double machine that will anchor UT's tournament push.
35. T.J. Warren, North Carolina St.
The NC State SF shed some weight this offseason. He is a prolific scorer that could lead the ACC in ppg.
34. Kendall Williams, New Mexico
The UNM PG is the reigning MWC POY. Kendall Williams is a terrific leader and will be counted on more with Tony Snell in the NBA.
33. Jordan McRae, Tennessee
A talented perimeter scorer for Tennessee, Jordan McRae avgeraged 15.8 ppg, but needs to improve his 3-point shooting to open space in paint.
32. Michael Dixon, Jr., Memphis
A bulldog defender and talented lead guard who could be the best player in a loaded Memphis back court after transferring from Missouri.
31. Semaj Christon, Xavier
Xavier's PG averaged 15.2 ppg, 4.6 apg as a freshmen. Can he lead the Musketeers back to the NCAA tourney?
30. Quinn Cook, Duke
Quinn Cook was terrific early last season, but struggled in March. Duke has scorers and shooters, but needs Cook to be a creator.
29. P.J. Hairston, North Carolina
An All-American talent, but when will the injured Tar Heel finally get back on the court?
28. James Young, Kentucky
The 6-foot-7 lefty may end up being the second-leading scorer on Kentucky this season.
27. Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
The Wisconsin sophomore wing will be the team's first option this season. Sam Dekker is a potential Big Ten POY if he makes the jump this season.
26. Kyle Anderson, UCLA
Kyle Anderson was a "disappointment" last season. Anderson averaged 9.7 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.8 spg. If that's a bad season, can't wait to see what a "good" season looks like?
25. Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati
Sean Kilpatrick is a big-time shooter and scorer whose numbers take a hit because of the lack of offensive balance on Cincy's roster.
24. Cleanthony Early, Wichita St.
The 6-foot-8 athletic combo-forward for the Shockers needs to be less streaky, more consistent on offense.
23. Isaiah Austin, Baylor
A 7-foot-1 combo-forward for Baylor. Isaiah Austin handles the ball, hits some threes, and compliments Cory Jefferson well.
22. Andrew Harrison, Kentucky
Health is key for Kentucky. Andrew Harrison talented scorer, but can he accept the facilitator/creator role?
21. Rasheed Sulaimon, Duke
Rasheed Sulaimon's numbers may not be huge as a third option offensively, but he is a big-time talent at SG for Duke.
20. Joe Harris, Virginia
A 6-foot-6 SG for Virginia who averaged 16.5 ppg for one of slowest teams nationally. Joe Harris may be the most underrated guard in the NCAA.
19. Spencer Dinwiddie, Colorado
A 6-foot-6 PG, Spencer Dinwiddie is a terrific defender and a better-than-realized scorer.
18. Tyler Haws, BYU
An efficient, high-volume shooter for BYU. Tyler Haws may be the best in the nation at moving without the ball.
17. Adreian Payne, Michigan St.
Consistency is key for Adreian Payne. He has tons of potential and had some huge games. Payne avgeraged 10.5 ppg and 7.6 rpg.
16. Shabazz Napier, UConn
Shabazz Napier has quietly has put together a terrific career for UConn. His senior season could equal a return to the NCAA tournament.
15. Montrezl Harrell, Louisville
The trendy pick for breakout player, Montrezl Harrell plays hard, aggressively, and was impressive for Team USA in U19s.
14. Aaron Gordon, Arizona
Aaron Gordon may be the most athletic player in the country. He could be an All-American if he embraces playing PF for Arizona.
13. Glenn Robinson III, Michigan
Glenn Robinson III was a spot-up shooter as a frosh. Expect the Michigan SF to showcase his all-around game this year.
12. Rodney Hood, Duke
The Mississippi State transfer is expected to have huge year after sitting out last season for Duke.
11. Mitch McGary, Michigan
If the Michigan center can't get his back healthy, this ranking will look silly.
10. Aaron Craft, Ohio St.
A terrific defender with all the intangibles, Aaron Craft will need to be a more prolific scorer for Ohio St.
9. C.J. Fair, Syracuse
One of the nation's most underrated players, the Syracuse combo-forward will lead the Orange into the ACC this year.
8. Jahii Carson, Arizona St.
The Sun Devils' PG is one of the nation's most entertaining players. He scores, dunks, and is explosive in transition.
7. Gary Harris, Michigan St.
Michigan State's SG is finally healthy. He's a proven shooter, and excels attacking the rim.
6. Russ Smith, Louisville
Russ Smith's nickname is Russdiculous, but Smith is a tenacious defender and more efficient scorer than the public realizes.
5. Doug McDermott, Creighton
Doug McDermott is the best scorer in the country. Period. He will lead Creighton to the Big East-era despite Grant Gibbs' return to the team.
4. Jabari Parker, Duke
3. Julius Randle, Kentucky
Julius Randle is a big, physical, and athletic PF with perimeter skills. Kentucky fans will like this kid a little bit.
2. Andrew Wiggins, Kansas
Andrew Wiggins is an elite perimeter defender, freak athlete, and will only get better as he gets more aggressive offensively.
1. Marcus Smart, Oklahoma St.
Winner, defender, playmaker. Marcus Smart will be unstoppable if he improves his jumper.