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Top College Basketball Players for the 2020-2021 Season: 40-31

31. Remy Martin Arizona State

Martin brings really good steadiness and leadership for Arizona State with a chip-on-his-shoulder mentality. While Martin is on the ball a lot he does a really good job of getting open without the basketball creating scoring opportunities. Furthermore, he brings good toughness and can get into the lane at times and finish at the rim when he’s in control. Additionally, control and consistency are really key for Martin to take the next step if he can show consistency he will be one of the best point guards in the country next season and have Arizona State as a top 10 team in the country. His ability to create off the dribble and pull up with major confidence is a really good aspect of his game. His playmaking and shot hunting ability are what make Martin the player he is. Now, defensively, he’s undersized but brings really good effort and tenacity. He can get up in guys and cause some havoc at times. Arizona State will be the PAC-12 favorites with Martin leading the way next season.

Marcus Garrett takes top spot in ratings after tough ...32. Marcus Garrett Kansas

Garrett brings a lot of intangibles to Kansas, leading to a great amount of success. He is the reigning Defensive Player of the Year. He does a good job getting to the basket with his quickness and he finishes well. Also, his perimeter shooting has continued to improve and is a capable three-point shooter when he gets good looks. Additionally, he does a good job setting up others with his passing and rebounds the ball well. He will get isolated at times for him to create off the dribble. He will be taking on duties as the lead guard for Kansas with the departure of Devon Dotson. His ability to contribute in so many aspects makes him very valuable for Kansas’ success. Defensively, he brings elite effort on the basketball with the ability to switch on any perimeter player. His length and toughness contribute very effectively on and off the ball. Garrett will be crucial to Kansas’ success on both ends of the floor next season.

33. John Fulkerson Tennessee

Fulkerson made great improvements for Tennessee becoming a reliable interior scorer. Further, he is really active on the offensive end and plays really well with his back to the basket, as well as being able to attack off the dribble with his quickness against slower bigs. He can consistently make mid-range jumpers he’s in great control and takes them with ease. Also, he has a great spin on drives that allows him to create separation and finish at the rim strong. He plays with a great amount of freedom and confidence with the basketball. His strength could improve to be even more effective inside but his shot-making and efficiency were excellent. Fulkerson has an opportunity to be the best frontcourt player in the SEC next season. At the defensive end, he does a decent job of defending the ball but can get blown by quicker forwards and guards. He utilizes his hands well at the basket to contest drives well. Fulkerson will look to lead Tennessee to the SEC title as the favorites going into the season.

34. Grant Golden Richmond

Golden fits in perfectly to the Richmond offensive scheme as they run the Princeton offense and he is the center point of the offense. That is because of his ability to pass the basketball and his overall skill level, The IQ that Golden brings is elite and he can score at a high level within the offense. His ability to make plays facing up to the basket is great. The A-10’s best player will have a great impact for Richmond next season, who is trying to secure a bid to the NCAA tournament.

35. Trendon Watford LSU

Watford brings solid athleticism and versatility from the forward position for LSU. He can be a threat from three and be effective getting to the basket against forwards who can’t stay with him. Also, he can push the ball himself in transition with the capabilities to get to the basket and distribute it. Furthermore, he can be activated off the basketball and sets up cuts for good looks around the basket and in the high post area. The overall versatility offensively he brings for LSU is the main reason he can continue to develop into a more complete offensive threat. Now defensively, he must improve his ability to defend off the basketball and be balanced while in help to be in a position to contain the basketball. Therefore, he must get better in defending the ball especially with the length he has. Watford should be a more primary option for LSU offensively next season and take a major step forward in his development. Watford declared for the NBA draft with the option to return.

36. Bryce Aiken Seton Hall

The presence that Aiken will bring to Seton Hall will be vital, as he is trying to replace the impact of their backcourt in Myles Powell and Quincy McKnight. He has the ability to take over games as a scorer, but will have a tremendous feel and will impact winning greatly. Aiken is undersized as a defender, but moves his feet very well and does a solid job defending the basketball. He will bring exceptional leadership and consistency to run a team at the point guard position. Further, he does a very good job of pushing the ball in transition and is always in great control. He is very good at ball screen situations, getting to the basket with his finishing ability. Next, he is a solid shooter from the mid-range and three. Aiken will be as influential as any other point guard next season and will try to keep Seton Hall as an NCAA tournament team. Kevin Willard has a steal of a transfer in the local player in Aiken.

Trayce Jackson-Davis - Men's Basketball - Indiana University Athletics37. Trayce Jackson-Davis Indiana

Jackson-Davis moves very well around the basket and has very good athleticism. His ability to just go get the basketball on post entries is really good and his second jump ability is exceptional. Next, he’s got really good hands and touch around the basket with the ability to finish consistently. Furthermore, his footwork is very good around the basket and he can get by people on a consistent basis. Additionally, an area of improvement for Jackson-Davis is facing up and extending his range to the mid-range and possibly three-point range to be a more versatile scorer. He’s a great rebounder and has very good energy around the basket. As for defensively, Jackson-Davis can provide rim protection at times but also can struggle to stay in front on switches from the perimeter. Added strength will help to defend the post. Jackson-Davis will be one of the best players in the Big Ten next season.

38. BJ Boston Kentucky

Boston has the ability to be a really good athlete and will be a dynamic player for Kentucky in transition. He will pair up very well with two other freshman guards in Terrance Clarke and Devin Askew. His overall strength is an area in which he must improve to be a more physical player on both ends. Further, he is a very good scorer with the ability to score at all three levels. Boston should flourish in the Kentucky system in his freshman campaign.

39. David Duke Providence

Duke had a very good season playing more off the basketball than the previous season. He contributes to all aspects of the game for Providence. He can be dynamic in transition with his ability to get to the basket with his athleticism. Also, he does a good job of contributing on the boards on both ends. Additionally, he shot the ball very well from three off of catch and shoot opportunities. His ability to finish at the rim is really solid and his improved strength has been a key. Duke could improve his ability to make shots off the dribble and finish through contact more often. Duke’s overall confidence on the offensive end has improved very well is becoming a consistent scorer for Providence. As for the defensive end, he has really good size and moves really well on the ball. He does a very solid job of taking charges and has solid length contributing to turnovers. Duke will be apart of a very strong backcourt with A.J. Reeves and Jared Bynum for Providence next season.

40. Ziaire Williams Stanford

Williams will bring major impact to Stanford on their perimeter with his ability to play in the open floor at a high level. Furthermore, he has major potential to be a really good scorer with his shooting ability from the perimeter off the dribble and catch. He has a really solid first step allowing him to get to the rim well and finishes with good touch. Next, the improved strength and continued development can allow him to be an effective two-way player. A backcourt with Tyrell Terry and Ziaire Williams could lead Stanford to a very good season.

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