NCAA's most intriguing basketball players

The 2012-13 college basketball season should be intriguing. How

intriguing? Let Yahoo! Sports' Pat Forde count the ways. First up, the 25 most

intriguing players.

LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 05: Nerlens Noel #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots the ball during the exhibition game against the Transylvania Pioneers at Rupp Arena on November 5, 2012 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Transylvania v Kentucky
LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 05: Nerlens Noel #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots the ball during the exhibition game against the Transylvania Pioneers at Rupp Arena on November 5, 2012 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 31: Peyton Siva #3 of the Louisville Cardinals goes up for a shot against Anthony Davis #23 of the Kentucky Wildcats in the first half during the National Semifinal game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on March 31, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Final Four - Louisville v Kentucky
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 31: Peyton Siva #3 of the Louisville Cardinals goes up for a shot against Anthony Davis #23 of the Kentucky Wildcats in the first half during the National Semifinal game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on March 31, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Shabazz Muhammad goes up for a jam at the McDonald's All-American game in March
Shabazz Muhammad is elite camp's lone NBA-ready player
Shabazz Muhammad goes up for a jam at the McDonald's All-American game in March
COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 18: C.J. Leslie #5 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack dunks the ball at the end of the first half after stealing it from Otto Porter #22 of the Georgetown Hoyas during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's basketball tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 18, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
NCAA Basketball Tournament - North Carolina State v Georgetown
COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 18: C.J. Leslie #5 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack dunks the ball at the end of the first half after stealing it from Otto Porter #22 of the Georgetown Hoyas during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's basketball tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 18, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 24: Deshaun Thomas #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes cuts down the net after defeating the Syracuse Orange to win the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball East Regional Final at TD Garden on March 24, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NCAA Basketball Tournament - Ohio State v Syracuse
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 24: Deshaun Thomas #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes cuts down the net after defeating the Syracuse Orange to win the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball East Regional Final at TD Garden on March 24, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 18: James Michael McAdoo #43 of the North Carolina Tar Heels dunks the ball against the Creighton Blue Jays during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship at Greensboro Coliseum on March 18, 2012 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
NCAA Basketball Tournament - Third Round - Greensboro
GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 18: James Michael McAdoo #43 of the North Carolina Tar Heels dunks the ball against the Creighton Blue Jays during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship at Greensboro Coliseum on March 18, 2012 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
OMAHA, NE - MARCH 16: Phil Pressey #1 of the Missouri Tigers reacts after he missed a potential game-winning 3-point shot at the buzzer against the Norfolk State Spartans during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at CenturyLink Center on March 16, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska. Norfolk won 86-84. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
NCAA Basketball Tournament - Norfolk St v Missouri
OMAHA, NE - MARCH 16: Phil Pressey #1 of the Missouri Tigers reacts after he missed a potential game-winning 3-point shot at the buzzer against the Norfolk State Spartans during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at CenturyLink Center on March 16, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska. Norfolk won 86-84. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 17: Isaiah Canaan #3 of the Murray State Racers grabs a rebound in the first half while taking on the Marquette Golden Eagles during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at KFC YUM! Center on March 15, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
NCAA Basketball Tournament - Murray State v Marquette
LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 17: Isaiah Canaan #3 of the Murray State Racers grabs a rebound in the first half while taking on the Marquette Golden Eagles during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at KFC YUM! Center on March 15, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 18: C.J. McCollum #3 of the Lehigh Mountain Hawks moves the ball against the Xavier Musketeers in the second half during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 18, 2012 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
NCAA Basketball Tournament - Lehigh v Xavier
GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 18: C.J. McCollum #3 of the Lehigh Mountain Hawks moves the ball against the Xavier Musketeers in the second half during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 18, 2012 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 01: Mitch McGary #4 of the Michigan Wolverines tries to make a post move in front of Matt Iverson #41 of the Northern Michigan Wildcats during a exhibition game at Crisler Center on November 1, 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Northern Michigan v Michigan Wolverines
ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 01: Mitch McGary #4 of the Michigan Wolverines tries to make a post move in front of Matt Iverson #41 of the Northern Michigan Wildcats during a exhibition game at Crisler Center on November 1, 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 23: Mark Lyons #10 of the Xavier Musketeers reacts in the second half of their 70 to 75 loss to the Baylor Bears during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball South Regional Semifinal game at the Georgia Dome on March 23, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
NCAA Basketball Tournament - Xavier v Baylor
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 23: Mark Lyons #10 of the Xavier Musketeers reacts in the second half of their 70 to 75 loss to the Baylor Bears during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball South Regional Semifinal game at the Georgia Dome on March 23, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 14: Steven Adams #24 of the West Team shoots against Tony Parker #32 of the East Team during the 2012 Jordan Brand All-American Classic at the Time Warner Cable Arena on April 14, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)
2012 Jordan Brand Classic All-American
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 14: Steven Adams #24 of the West Team shoots against Tony Parker #32 of the East Team during the 2012 Jordan Brand All-American Classic at the Time Warner Cable Arena on April 14, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 11: Michael Snaer #21 of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates after their 85-82 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Final Game of the 2012 ACC Men's Basketball Conference Tournament at Philips Arena on March 11, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ACC Basketball Tournament - Florida State v North Carolina
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 11: Michael Snaer #21 of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates after their 85-82 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Final Game of the 2012 ACC Men's Basketball Conference Tournament at Philips Arena on March 11, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Duke's Mason Plumlee (5) goes up to dunk as Lehigh's Gabe Knutson (42) and C.J. McCollum (3) defend during the first half of an NCAA tournament second-round college basketball game in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, March 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Duke's Mason Plumlee (5) goes up to dunk as Lehigh's Gabe Knutson (42) and C.J. McCollum (3) defend during the first half of an NCAA tournament second-round college basketball game in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, March 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Duke's Mason Plumlee (5) goes up to dunk as Lehigh's Gabe Knutson (42) and C.J. McCollum (3) defend during the first half of an NCAA tournament second-round college basketball game in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, March 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Michael Carter-Williams #1 of the Syracuse Orange reacts after a play against the Connecticut Huskies during the quarterfinals of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Big East Basketball Tournament - Syracuse v UCONN
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Michael Carter-Williams #1 of the Syracuse Orange reacts after a play against the Connecticut Huskies during the quarterfinals of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 28: Gary Harris #40 of the East team shoots during the 2012 McDonald's All American Game at United Center on March 28, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
2012 McDonald's All American Game
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 28: Gary Harris #40 of the East team shoots during the 2012 McDonald's All American Game at United Center on March 28, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 16: Jamaal Franklin #21 of the San Diego State Aztecs sits on the floor after being called for a foul against the North Carolina State Wolfpack in the second half during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 16, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
NCAA Basketball Tournament - North Carolina State v San Diego State
COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 16: Jamaal Franklin #21 of the San Diego State Aztecs sits on the floor after being called for a foul against the North Carolina State Wolfpack in the second half during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 16, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 14: Steven Adams #24 of the West Team shoots against Tony Parker #32 of the East Team during the 2012 Jordan Brand All-American Classic at the Time Warner Cable Arena on April 14, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)
2012 Jordan Brand Classic All-American
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 14: Steven Adams #24 of the West Team shoots against Tony Parker #32 of the East Team during the 2012 Jordan Brand All-American Classic at the Time Warner Cable Arena on April 14, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 11: Michael Snaer #21 of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates after their 85-82 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Final Game of the 2012 ACC Men's Basketball Conference Tournament at Philips Arena on March 11, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ACC Basketball Tournament - Florida State v North Carolina
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 11: Michael Snaer #21 of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates after their 85-82 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Final Game of the 2012 ACC Men's Basketball Conference Tournament at Philips Arena on March 11, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Duke's Mason Plumlee (5) goes up to dunk as Lehigh's Gabe Knutson (42) and C.J. McCollum (3) defend during the first half of an NCAA tournament second-round college basketball game in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, March 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Duke's Mason Plumlee (5) goes up to dunk as Lehigh's Gabe Knutson (42) and C.J. McCollum (3) defend during the first half of an NCAA tournament second-round college basketball game in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, March 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Duke's Mason Plumlee (5) goes up to dunk as Lehigh's Gabe Knutson (42) and C.J. McCollum (3) defend during the first half of an NCAA tournament second-round college basketball game in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, March 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Michael Carter-Williams #1 of the Syracuse Orange reacts after a play against the Connecticut Huskies during the quarterfinals of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Big East Basketball Tournament - Syracuse v UCONN
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Michael Carter-Williams #1 of the Syracuse Orange reacts after a play against the Connecticut Huskies during the quarterfinals of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 28: Gary Harris #40 of the East team shoots during the 2012 McDonald's All American Game at United Center on March 28, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
2012 McDonald's All American Game
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 28: Gary Harris #40 of the East team shoots during the 2012 McDonald's All American Game at United Center on March 28, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 16: Jamaal Franklin #21 of the San Diego State Aztecs sits on the floor after being called for a foul against the North Carolina State Wolfpack in the second half during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 16, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
NCAA Basketball Tournament - North Carolina State v San Diego State
COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 16: Jamaal Franklin #21 of the San Diego State Aztecs sits on the floor after being called for a foul against the North Carolina State Wolfpack in the second half during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 16, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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