Most overburdened college stars

Carson, Henderson among players who need major help in 2013-14

Updated: November 13, 2013, 12:22 PM ET
By Miles Simon | ESPN Insider

Jahii CarsonMark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY SportsPoint guard Jahii Carson averaged 18.5 points and 5.1 assists last season for Arizona State.

Everyone in this world needs a little help, and in college basketball it's no different. This season, some prominent players across the country will need assistance from their teammates in order to succeed at the highest level. No one individual can lead a squad deep into the NCAA tournament.

Some stars -- due to former teammates leaving early for the NBA, graduating or transferring to another program -- now have less to work with than in previous seasons. Or they never had much around them to begin with.

Which players need the most help entering the 2013-14 campaign? Let's take a look.


Jahii Carson, PG, Arizona State Sun Devils

Sun Devils coach Herb Sendek knew he had something special on his hands last season and changed Arizona State's offense to highlight the talents of Carson. As a result, the 5-foot-10 point guard burst onto the scene as a freshman, averaging 18.5 points and 5.1 assists per game. Carson kept the Sun Devils on the NCAA tourney bubble for most of the season, but he didn't do it alone. Wings Carrick Felix and Evan Gordon averaged double figures in 2012-13. However, they're both gone (Felix to the NBA, Gordon to Indiana), so Carson needs teammates to step up.