Top 'blend' players in college basketball
November, 20, 2013
By Seth Greenberg | ESPN.com
Gregory Shamus/Getty ImagesMichigan State forward Branden Dawson is nearly averaging a double-double this season.Every team has a leading scorer and a leading rebounder, but championship-level squads have “blend players” who do everything for the good of the group. Blend players don't necessarily bring the same intangibles, but one common denominator is they make their teams complete and make their coaches’ jobs easier.
Here’s a look at the top blend players in college basketball.
1. Titus Rubles, F, Cincinnati Bearcats
Rubles is a power forward who can defend multiple positions. His length and athletic ability make him extremely effective in coach Mick Cronin's pressing defensive system. In the half court, Rubles is an excellent ball-screen defender as well as an alert off-the-ball defender.