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Ranking the 8 best backcourts in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament

Let's take a look at which backcourts could help their team the most in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament.

Feb 28, 2024; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide guard Aaron Estrada (55) embraces Mark Sears (1) on the court.
Feb 28, 2024; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide guard Aaron Estrada (55) embraces Mark Sears (1) on the court. / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
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. . 2519. Tyon Grant-Foster. . team. 7. West Backcourts. . Ray Harrison

Grand Canyon is in the tournament thanks to the play of their guards. Tyon Grant-Foster is averaging 19.8 points per game for the Antelopes, but he only averages 1.7 assists per game. He shoots well from the floor with a 44.8 field goal percentage.

The other guard on this team who pairs well with Grant-Foster is Ray Harrison. Even though Harrison is not constantly lighting up the scoreboard, he averages almost four assists a game, opening things up for Grant-Foster.

Both guards are more lethal in the paint than beyond the three-point line, so if they are playing a team with a solid inside defense and big men, they might run into trouble. However, if Grant-Foster can get hot and Harrison can consistently find shots for him, this team could be dangerous.