Rodriguez on Final Four All-PER team

VCU's diminutive point guard is among top five most important players in the Final Four

Originally Published: March 31, 2011
By Matt Giles | ESPN Insider
Joey RodriguezJamie Squire/Getty ImagesJoey Rodriguez has been the catalyst behind VCU's improbable tourney run.

Ever want a way to compare every player in college basketball? John Hollinger has your answer. With his college player efficiency ratings (PER), we can evaluate the productivity of Division I hoopsters from Syracuse to Siena to see who's really helping his team the most.

In this week's edition, we look at five players in the Final Four whose efficiency could help their teams win a national championship.

In anticipation of two exciting Final Four matchups, one between major conference powerhouses and one between mid-major surprises, here are five players who are critical to their teams' national championship hopes as viewed through the lens of player efficiency.

Joey Rodriguez, G, VCU Rams