The 50 Best Players in College Basketball for 2015-2016

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - JUNE 18: Ben Simmons #75 in white brings the ball up the court during the National Basketball Players Association Top 100 Camp on June 18, 2014 at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Kelly Kline/Getty Images)

For the 5th summer in a row, we’re tackling the 50 best players in College Basketball. Here’s the list from 2011-2012, here’s the list from 2012-2013, here’s the list from 2013-2014 and here’s the list from 2014-2015. Surely a name or two or 10 will outrage you. There’s a dozen or so players listed at the very bottom who “just missed.” What constitutes “Best?” A combination of things: 1) How they’ve played in college or last year in high school, 2) How I project them as a player next year, 3) Individual skill and value to the team, 4) How I project them as a pro. 

50. E.C. Matthews, G Rhode Island – Is he the best player in the A-10? Averaged 16.9 ppg last season.

49. Dwayne Bacon, G, FSU – Incoming freshman can absolutely fill it up, I mean look at this guy just pumping in the…

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