Evan Turner ... and Terrelle Pryor 

March, 17, 2010
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On the eve of March Madness, I was curious to find the best college basketball prospects who are playing college football.

Many of the guys on this week's top 10 list probably could really help the basketball programs at their schools part time if they weren't focused on football. In fact, a few have. I obviously could have had former basketball players-turned-football players Greg Paulus and Jimmy Graham on here, but I am including only guys who will be playing in the 2010 season.

Anyhow, if you were picking a basketball team from among college football talent, here's my top 10.

1. Terrelle Pryor, Ohio State Buckeyes, QB:
At 6-foot-6, 235 pounds, Pryor is a spectacular athlete, as he's already proved for the Buckeyes' football team. As celebrated as he was as a football recruit, Pryor also received plenty of hype as a basketball prospect. During his senior year of high school, he averaged 22 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists per game, leading his team to a state title. He finished his career with 2,285 points -- No. 8 in Western Pennsylvania history. With his frame and athleticism, you wonder how good he'd be if he had gone the basketball route, kind of in the same way you're curious how good a football player LeBron James eventually would have become. Longtime basketball recruiting maven Bob Gibbons once said of Pryor, "If he focused on basketball, he could easily be in the top 25 in the country."

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