Players who could cause upsets
March, 10, 2012
By Jordan Brenner | ESPN.com
Mike Carter/US PresswireC.J. McCollum could make some noise this March.Every April back at GK Central, as we vacuum crushed Doritos, recycle our empties and roll the abacus back into its cabinet, we engage in a raucous debate over the tourney's All-Giant Killer Team. What began as a fun way to honor the pivotal players in the tournament's upsets actually yields some interesting upsets in the composition of Giant Killer rosters.
Thus, on the eve of Selection Sunday, we're looking ahead. We've already written at length about teams with Giant Killer aspirations, and we'll have plenty more coming, including upset ratings for every game with GK implications. But the theories behind Giant Killing -- maximizing possessions, high-risk/high-reward styles -- can be expressed through players, too.