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Jahii Carson, the nation’s most entertaining player? (VIDEO)

Jahii Carson

Arizona State’s Jahii Carson (1) brings the ball up court in the second half during an NCAA college basketball game against Utah Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)


Kentucky will be must-see TV every single time they take the floor next season. That’s what happens when your roster is populated by seven guys that could end up being a first round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

The same goes for Kansas and Andrew Wiggins, who could end up being the best freshman we’ve seen since Kevin Durant graced Austin with his presence. Aaron Gordon’s raw athleticism will make Arizona a staple on Sportscenter’s top ten, while the likes of Duke, Louisville and Michigan State are all going to be talented enough to warrant plenty of air time on ESPN. Heck, if you’re into guys with a throwback style of play, we’ve got a few of those as well, headlined by Marcus Smart and Mitch McGary.

In short, there will be plenty to keep the casual college basketball fan entertained next season.

But the nation’s best kept secret may be the little guy leading the way for Arizona State.

As you can see in the video above, which was shot at the Adidas Nations camp last week, there isn’t much that Carson can’t do as a point guard. He’s throwing down windmill dunks. He’s making passes that don’t seem possible. He even knocked down a jumper or two, which, along with cutting down on turnovers, is the part of his game that needed the most improvement.

Bottom line: Carson is a freak athlete with terrific vision, and Herb Sendek has embraced his talents, turning his usually-methodical style of play into a more uptempo system.

He shouldn’t be a secret at this point, not after averaging 18.5 points and 5.1 assists as a freshman, but he is. He played for a team that ended up in the NIT last season coming out of a conference that plays their games after the east coast has gone to sleep on a network that reaches a limited number of households.

You may have heard the name. You might have seen a highlight or a youtube clip. But have you seen him play yet?

Carson may be the most entertaining player in the country. Be sure to tune in.

(h/t Norlander via Dime Mag)

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