Rising Stars

Wisconsin's Future In Good Hands With Bronson KoenigThree-year starter Traevon Jackson is graduating, but Wisconsin’s point guard spot is in good hands. When Jackson broke his foot in January, sophomore Bronson Koenig replaced him in the starting lineup and played well.
Rising Star: Duke Guard Grayson AllenWhile Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow, and Tyus Jones have been incredible this season, don’t forget about Grayson Allen.
Dion Wiley Will Have To Step Up In 2015-2016 For The Maryland TerrapinsDion Wiley had a good season for the Maryland Terrapins in his freshman year, but that's only the beginning. Now, he's going to have to step up even more as there are a number of seniors moving on and it's time for him to move in.
Rising Star: Michigan State Guard Lourawls Nairn, Jr.If Michigan State is to continue its magical Tournament run, it will need continued strong play from a 5’10” freshman from the Bahamas called “Tum Tum.”
Jerian Grant Brought His Family Legacy To Notre Dame And Now Looks To Continue In The NBAJerian Grant went to school at Notre Dame with a legacy of family history behind him, but that wasn't really necessary to make him a star. He's doing that all on his own and looks to be ready to do it at the next level too.
Rising Star: Notre Dame Guard Steve VasturiaVasturia, who played his high school ball at St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia, has started every game for Notre Dame this season after starting 12 last year.
Chinanu Onuaku Has Helped Lead The Louisville Cardinals Into The Sweet 16The Louisville Cardinals are heading into the Sweet 16 of the 2015 NCAA Tournament, and there are a lot of players contributing to their great success. One is a freshman by the name of Chinanu Onuaku, and his family legacy and talent will take him far.
Rising Star: Ohio State Guard D’Angelo RussellA United States Basketball Writers Association First Team All American, Russell will lead Ohio State into this week’s NCAA Tournament.
Rising Star: West Virginia Guard Daxter Miles, Jr.On the court, the 6’3” shooting guard has stepped up his game following injuries to Staten and Browne. Miles is averaging 7.2 points per game while shooting 40 percent from the field and 34 percent from deep.
Valparaiso Forward Alec Peters Shines In Regular Season FinaleAlec Peters is not just a scorer. The 6’9” forward proved that in the first half of Valparaiso’s regular season finale against Cleveland State, passing out of double teams and attempting just two shots.
Rising Star: UCLA Forward Kevon LooneyKevon Looney came to UCLA as one of the top prospects in the country (ranked 10th by Scout; 15 by Rivals), which in this era means the NBA is not far off.
Rising Star: Kentucky Guard James YoungYoung scored 20 points for Kentucky last night, twice as many as the next highest-scoring Wildcat, in a 60-54 loss to Connecticut. This was Young's ninth 20-plus point game and he led Kentucky with 17 in the Final Four win over Wisconsin.