There are many talented young players still competing in the NCAA Tournament, and I wrote about two of them for CBS Local: Oregon’s Tyler Dorsey and South Carolina’s Chris Silva. The sophomores played important roles in helping their teams advance to the Sweet 16 and will be counted on again. Dorsey and the Ducks take on Michigan on Thursday night, while Silva’s South Carolina squad plays Baylor on Friday.
SMU, banned from the NCAA Tournament last year, is flying under the radar as the Big Dance approaches. The Mustangs’ sophomore point guard, Shake Milton, has had a great season, and I wrote about him for CBS Local. Rising Star: SMU Guard Shake Milton
He came off the bench in Monday’s national championship and scored a career-high 20 points to help Villanova win the title. Phil Booth, a sophomore guard, is a Rising Star to keep an eye on next season.
While Carolina has proven it can win without shooting well from the outside, it sure would help against a very formidable Villanova opponent tonight. Joel Berry is an outside threat and a willing distributor. Keep an eye on him tonight; he’s my Rising Star.
Has this become a Syracuse basketball blog? My latest story is on Tyler Lydon, a freshman forward for the Orange who made some key plays in Chicago last weekend. Can he help Syracuse pull off another big upset?
You know Buddy Hield and the other three-point shooting Sooners. But the one starter who doesn’t shoot jumpers will be key for Oklahoma this weekend. Meet my latest Rising Star, sophomore forward Khadeem Lattin.
He’s the type of guard who could take over a game or two in the NCAA Tournament. Keep an eye on Seton Hall’s Isaiah Whitehead, my latest Rising Star for CBS Local.