Dave Ommen spotlights 15 players to watch in 2010-11
Ones to watch
North Carolina Tar Heels
Stepped in for injured Dogus Balbay at season's end to mixed results. Should fare better as a sophomore.
Creek's trying to return from a fractured left knee, which ended his season in December. He was Indiana's leading scorer at the time. His return is critical to Tom Crean's rebuilding process.
Gonzaga coach Mark few must be elated to have Harris back in Spokane and not in the NBA.
St. John's Red Storm
Key part of a solid group for new coach Steve Lavin. St. John's deseprate to finally return to NCAA tournament.
St. Louis Billikens
Billikens haven't been to NCAA tournament since 2000, and it's time for Rick Majerus's group to take that step.
D. J. Richardson,
Illini need him to be an even more dynamic scorer to help ease pressure on Demetri McCamey.
Ohio State Buckeyes
With some solid recruits behind Tompkins, Mark Fox could have Georgia back in the NCAA tournament next season.
Critical component for Tennessee down the stretch. Williams' value extends beyond just stats, which showed during Vols' tournament run.
Will need to continue excellent balance for the Wildcats to make a return to the top of the Pac-10.