College Ball’s Talent Deficit (and Why It Doesn’t Matter)
The sheer ability of players on the floor is down, but March is as mad as ever
The biggest difference on the court is the dearth of top post players. This season, there were no players taller than 6-foot-8 on the All-Big Ten, Pac-10 or Atlantic Coast Conference first teams. All the big men are “now playing on the perimeter,” Mr. Anderson says. “And if you find one of those great post guys, they’re definitely one-and-done or at most two-and-done,” that is, leaving the college game after their first or second year.