Found November 08, 2012 on NESN.com:
The 2012-13 college basketball tip-off is upon us as the action gets underway on Friday. There’s a long way to go before the madness of March, but here are the five most important and influential players to watch this season: 1. Christian Watford — Indiana Hoosiers The 6-foot-9 wing forward is not a typical wing forward because his size is more consistent with a power forward. However, Watford is a player who has great range with his perimeter jump shot. He beats defenses not by pounding them, but by shooting against them. Watford plays a face-up game instead of employing a back-to-the-basket game. Watford is the player to watch on Indiana, the preseason No. 1 team in the United States, because most of the attention will flow to super sophomore Cody Zeller in the paint. Watford needs to flourish on the wing so that Zeller won’t be double-teamed as much. Indiana needs to have strong second and third scorers to help Zeller manage the team’s offensive workload. If Watford comes and goe...
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