Ranking College Basketball’s Five Best Backcourts

Posted by Pete McMullen on July-8-2009 Add Comments

The backcourt has been critical for recent NCAA champions, and this year should be no different. Last year, North Carolina seemed to be the odds-on favorite from the very beginning, but this season will be a two-horse race between Kansas and Kentucky.

Both schools have a great group of guards that will carry them in March with both scoring and playmaking.

When the Tar Heels cut down the nets last April, Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington headed the backcourt. Not surprisingly, both were drafted in the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft.

The year before, Bill Self's Jayhawks won it all, defeating the Memphis Tigers. Between those two schools, there were three draft picks...

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