The country's top backcourts in 2009-10

The country's top backcourts in 2009-10

Published Sep. 25, 2009 6:05 p.m. ET

With the mass exodus of point guards after last season, there just aren't as many high-powered backcourts in college basketball this year.

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Here's our ranking of the top 20 backcourts in the country — led by one floor leader who led his team to the championship game a year ago.


1. Michigan State

Backcourt: Kalin Lucas, Durrell Summers, Chris Allen, Korie Lucious

Analysis: Lucas, who can really push the ball up the floor and find his teammates, is one of the elite floor leaders in the country and Summers has the athleticism and a much-improved perimeter shot. Allen has been up and down thus far in East Lansing and Lucious is one of the top reserve guards in the nation.