Busting Brackets

NCAA Basketball: Top 10 players to wear jersey No. 0 in 2023-24 season

Mar 28, 2024; Boston, MA, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini guard Terrence Shannon Jr. (0) dribbles the
Mar 28, 2024; Boston, MA, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini guard Terrence Shannon Jr. (0) dribbles the / Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
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Honorable Mentions

Kevin Miller (Wake Forest)

Following two years at Central Michigan, Miller departed for Wake Forest, having proven himself as a valuable guard in the MAC. The Chicago native headed east and took up a significant role for the Demon Deacons this season, averaging 15.6 points and 3.5 assists a game. Miller was part of a strong new core at Wake Forest and even dropped 31 points on Appalachian State in the NIT at the end of his season.

Micah Peavy (TCU)

Peavy’s role with the Horned Frogs continues to grow and his importance was evident last season. The former Texas Tech guard had only been a part-time starter in his first two seasons before averaging 10.9 points and 4.9 rebounds as a full-time starter this season. His senior season saw him become an impactful presence in the Big 12, stuffing the stat sheet and helping the Horned Frogs to the Big Dance once again.

Saint Thomas (Northern Colorado)

After things didn’t work out at Loyola Chicago, Thomas landed at Northern Colorado this past offseason and shined with the Bears. He slid right into the spot left behind by Dalton Knecht, averaging 19.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 4.2 assists for a squad that finished 2nd in the Big Sky. This was a terrific jump forward in Thomas’s career, becoming the conference’s top rebounder, and we’ll see what he can do at USC next season.

Marcus Tsohonis (Long Beach State)

The fifth and final collegiate season for Tsohonis was certainly the best, with the talented guard from Oregon averaging 17.6 points per game and helping lead Long Beach State on an unexpected run to the Big West Tournament title. The former Washington and VCU player had an outstanding 35-point effort in an upset at Michigan this season and ended his career with his only trip to the Big Dance.

Jaylen Wells (Washington State)

A junior college star at Sonoma State, Wells transitioned well to the D1 game this season, becoming a big part of Washington State’s breakthrough success. A starter for most of the season in the Cougars’ frontcourt, Wells averaged 12.6 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting 42% from outside the arc. He had great offensive numbers, punctuated by two nice efforts in the NCAA Tournament, including 20 points in a season-ending loss to Iowa State.