Ranking the Top Player-Coach Duos in College Basketball in 2016-17

Posted by Brian Pedersen on September-29-2016 Add Comments

Which matters more when putting together a winning college basketball team: talent or coaching? Stop, you're both right.

Look back at the top teams in recent years, and they nearly all have something in common. Each had a coach who is regarded as one of the best in the game, and his squad was led by a standout player. That combination is what made many of them as good as they were, since the relationship between player and coach was strengthened by each side's abilities and talents.

Who are the best player-coach duos in college basketball for the 2016-17 season? We've picked out 20 of them, with the rankings leaning heavily toward ones that have worked together before. There are some that involve highly touted freshmen, but...

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