Ranking the Best ‘Glue Guys’ in College Basketball in 2016-17 Season

Posted by Jake Curtis on January-9-2017 Add Comments

"Glue guy" is a nebulous term that means different things to different people. As the phrase suggests, it refers to a player whose presence holds the team together, helping the team function as a single unit, rather than five individuals.

The glue guy may provide a service that is otherwise lacking, such as a physical inside presence, floor leadership or standout defensive play. Often a glue guy's influence is not immediately obvious, but it becomes noticeable over the course of several games or if he is unavailable.

Sometimes the team's best player is the glue guy, but it is often someone else. The glue guy may not get the most publicity, but he is essential to a team's success. Although it is difficult to describe in word...

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