Although it’s crucial to have a talented and efficient starting lineup in college basketball, it’s almost as important to boast depth. Bench players are integral pieces in a quest for a national title. Who will fill the void when someone gets in foul trouble? Who will provide a spark if the team gets in an offensive rut?
Let’s take a look at the nation’s best sixth men and what they mean for their respective programs.
Finney-Smith adds a different dimension to No. 1 Florida. He can come off the bench and play the 3 or the 4 and is a sneaky offensive rebounder and ball mover. Although he’s not an exceptional long-range shooter, he has the ability to hit a 3-pointer when needed.