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NCAA Tournament 2012: Top Ten Breakout Stars

First Posted: 03/13/2012 9:51 am   Updated: 03/13/2012 9:52 am

From Bryce Drew and Ali Farokhmanesh to Gordon Hayward and Stephen Curry, the NCAA Tournament offers up a fresh set of heroes every year. And this time around should be no different. While some of the tournament darlings will likely be relegated to "Whatever happened to that guy?" status some may use this launching pad to reach the NBA.

Here are 10 players with the right combination of skills and moxie to make this a March to remember. Who do you think is most likely to deliver at least one shining moment?

Isaiah Canaan (PG), Murray St.
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Canaan has been lighting up people all season long for Murray St. At over 19 points per game, he is lethal from the perimeter, knocking down three triples while converting a staggering 48.4 percent of his attempts. Canaan is not merely a catch-and-shoot threat, though, getting to the free throw line almost 6 times per game. If the Racers are to make a deep run, he will be the main reason why.
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