Memphis has a gem in Rose

When Mike Bibby had 19 points and nine rebounds as the lead guard in the national championship game 10 years ago, something changed. Bibby became the first true freshman with a ridiculous amount of hype who actually led his team to a national title.

In fairness, that Arizona team was led by Miles Simon as much as Bibby, but Bibby was the in-state prodigy that had won multiple Arizona high school titles, and his arrival in Tucson was trumpeted as the one that could get Lute Olson over the hump … and Bibby did.