Patrick Young never expected to be a four-year player in college, but that's what he's become. And he's gained fame throughout Gainesville for his fierce on-court demeanor and his affable nature off the court. He's also donated a lot of his time to local charities.
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How could Marcus Paige not be popular? He had a go-ahead layup against Duke in the teams' first matchup that secured the upset, and he had a game-winning layup against in-state rival North Carolina State.
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You don't earn the nickname Russdiculous for no reason. Russ Smith has been commemorated in posters, videos and Internet memes because of his prolific scoring and fun-loving nature.
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What more is there to say about Dougie McBuckets? The Wooden Award he'll win at the end of this season will seal one of the best college careers in a generation.
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Sean Kilpatrick is a four-year starter and second all-time in points behind Oscar Robertson at Cincinnati. With the Bearcats, if your name is mentioned alongside Robertson, you've won.
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The moment Jabari Parker chose Duke over ? well, any school would have taken him ? he was an instant favorite for the Cameron Crazies. And that's a fan base you want rooting for you, not against you.
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Referred to as "Jahiisu," or, the savior of Arizona State basketball, Jahii Carson will increase his popularity if he can guide the Sun Devils to the Final Four.
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A company made T-shirts featuring Ron Baker's flowing locks. He's become an icon for a twice-surprising Shockers team.
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Shabazz Napier does everything on the court for Connecticut, leading the team in points, rebounds and assists. His penchant for game-winning shots has made him a Huskies legend.
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Aaron Craft became famous for his stingy defense, and Luke Winn's Craftometer. He's a model teammate and roommate. (His roommates say he can "do no wrong.")
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Ethan Wragge has a cult following thanks to his prolific three-point shooting. If you have your own hashtag -- his is #wraggebombs -- then you know you've made it.
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Not only is Nick Johnson the leading scorer for the Wildcats, but also he's their leading recruiter. He's been partly responsible for the commitments of Aaron Gordon and other elite prospects.
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