1. RaeQuan Battle - West Virginia
Battle is the player who started it all, he is the player responsible for starting the lawsuit against the NCAA. Battle had his waiver denied a few times by the NCAA this season. The guard started his career at Washington, then he transferred to Montana State and built that program up to the premier program in the Big Sky. He was the catalyst for the NCAA tournament runs over the last two seasons for the Bobcats.
Last season Battle finally got starters minutes and became a star he was able to use that to transfer to West Virginia. It would have been bad for Battle and his reputation if he started the lawsuit against the NCAA and then once he was eligible he could not lay an egg he had to be good.
Battle has been great since becoming eligible. He is currently averaging 29 points per game and 5 rebounds. He is doing that on 49% shooting and 86% from the free throw line. Just a hunch but Battle isn't going to average 29 points per game the entire season. He can average 20 per game and the good thing for Battle is that even though he is a volume shooter he shoots at a very high percentage and that is something that Battle has proven can be sustainable over his career.
West Virginia is not very good and Battle along with his teammate Noah Farrakhan are going to get almost every opportunity on the offensive end. Battle is good enough to change the fortunes of the Mountaineers this year. When he is right he can win games by himself even in the Big 12.