College basketball is a game where each player’s ability is paramount.
The more skilled a player is, the more important that they play and the more they earn.
This is what makes it such a fun game.
So much of the basketball world revolves around a few select players, the ones that are dominant, the one that get called the “best.”
But when it comes to selecting the best players on the planet, there are a lot of factors to consider.
We wanted to get an in-depth look at which players have the most success at their respective positions.
So we asked some of the most respected college basketball writers to pick the top 10 players in the country.
Below are their rankings, as well as the numbers behind their selections.1.
Ben Simmons: 7.5 wins, 1.1 steals, 0.7 blocks, 1 triple-double, 1 assist, 5.0 rebounds, 2.1 blocks, 2 stealsIn the NBA, Ben Simmons has been the dominant force for the San Antonio Spurs.
Since the beginning of the season, Simmons has averaged 16.7 points, 5 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal, and 1 steal in 28.2 minutes per game.
It has been a remarkable season for Simmons, who has averaged 12.7 rebounds per game, 4.6 assists, 5 steals, 2 blocks, and 2 steals in the past two seasons.
If you ask Simmons, he’s one of the best shooters in the NBA.
He’s also one of just a few players who has been able to defend multiple positions for the Spurs.
In his four seasons with the Spurs, Simmons is averaging 6.5 steals per game on an incredible 0.8 blocks per game and 1.7 steals per minute.
If Simmons is able to do it all this year, he’ll be a force to be reckoned with in the future.2.
Jabari Parker: 7 wins, 0 steals, 3 triple-doubles, 1 double-doubleJabari Parker has been an absolute beast in his time with the Chicago Bulls.
After being selected with the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, Parker went on to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award and a Defensive Player of the Month award for his performance as a rookie in 2016-17.
Parker is a prolific scorer who has hit 60.4% of his threes this season.
Parker has put up career highs in assists (12.2) and steals (3.7).
He also led the Bulls in assists in 2017-18, finishing the season with 16.2 per game in 20.9 minutes per contest.
Parker’s scoring is on the rise again this season, as he’s averaging 12.1 points per game as of March 23.3.
DeMarcus Cousins: 6 wins, 4 assists, 2 triple-triples, 0 assists, 1 rebound, 1 blocked shot, 1 steals, 1 offensive rebound, 3 stealsThe Sacramento Kings guard is averaging 12 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 blocks per night.
Cousins has been phenomenal in his three seasons with Sacramento, averaging 20.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 6 blocks, 3 defensive rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game over that time.
If Cousins can continue to improve on his offensive rebounding numbers, he should be an elite offensive player.4.
Karl-Anthony Towns: 6.8 wins, 2 assists, 0 triple-drives, 0 rebounds, 0 blocks, 0 triples, 1 treys, 1 assists, 6 stealsKarl-Anthony Murray and Karl-Paul Towns were the first two players to go to the NBA Draft in the 2014 draft class.
They are now two of the top three guards in the 2018 NBA Draft class.
In the past three years, Towns has averaged 23.7 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 4 apg, and 6.7 bpg.
Towns also ranks second in the league in assists per 36 minutes (5.4) and third in blocks per 36.3 minutes (3) among guards with at least 20 minutes per night played.
Towns has been fantastic in his career, ranking third in the entire NBA in blocks in each of his three years with the Sacramento Kings.5.
DeAndre Jordan: 5.5 Wins, 2 rebounds, 4 blocks, 4 stealsDeAndre Jordan is a true power forward.
He is one of only two players in NBA history with 40 or more points, 20 or more rebounds, 20+ assists, 20 steals, and 20+ blocks per season.
Jordan has had a strong showing in the early part of the NBA season, averaging 19.4 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, 8 steals, 5 blocks, 5 triples and 1 trey per game during the first half of the year.
The Lakers star is also one the best defensive big men in the game. He has