Everyone knows that girls want to be with point guards and that guys want to be point guards. Without getting too cliché, they are the QB or pitcher. They touch the ball on most every possession, so having a great point guard can be the difference between making the tournament and winning it.
So which teams could win the tournament and which might just make it? To find out let's run down the Top 6 PGs in the conference and the top 10 nationally.
Top Six* Big 12 PGs
1. Jacob Pullen - Kansas St. Wildcats.
Pullen is most everyone's preseason Big 12 MVP.
1.5. Josh Selby - Kansas Jayhawks
Assuming Selby is eligible, he is the second best PG in the conference
2. Corey Joseph - Texas Longhorns
The freshman brings a lot of talent to Austin
3. Marcus Denmon - Missouri Tigers
Though Denmon only averaged 1.4 APG last season, he added over 10 PPG and is a defensive specialist
4. John Roberson - Texas Tech Red Raiders
Roberson is the top returning APG in the Big 12 and averaged nearly 15 PPG last season
5. Keiton Page - Oklahoma St. Cowboys
He might look like he is in 7th grade, but Page can really play, and his APG doubled over his freshman season while adding in over 10 PPG
6. Nate Tomlinson - Colorado Buffaloes
His assist numbers should skyrocket this year, with backcourt mates of Higgins and Burks, and a new up-tempo style of play
See the top PGs in the nation after The Jump
Top Ten PGs in the Nation
1. Pullen - K-State
2. Kalin Lucas - Michigan State Spartans
3. Brandon Knight - Kentucky Wildcats
4. Kyrie Irving - Duke Blue Devils
5. Demetri McCamey - Illinois Fighting Illini
6. E'Twaun Moore - Purdue Boilermakers
7. Selby - KU
8. Jimmer Fredette - BYU Cougars
9. Malcolm Delaney - Virginia Tech Hokies
10. Maalik Wayns - Villanova Wildcats