Cole Aldrich, Kansas -- Aldrich has a chance to be a dominant big man on the top team.
Craig Brackins, Iowa State -- The Big 12's most potent scorer could keep quite a run going of player of the year candidates from this conference after a three-year stretch of Durant, Michael Beasley and Blake Griffin.
Sherron Collins, Kansas -- Collins has the breakout scoring ability to be a title favorite.
Luke Harangody, Notre Dame -- Harangody is the favorite for Big East Player of the Year and if he carries the Irish back to the tournament he could be in position to win the award.
Robbie Hummel, Purdue -- Hummel is the scrappy player who will do anything for a win. He won't have stunning stats but he'll be involved in nearly every big play. If Purdue were to unseat Michigan State for the Big Ten title, then he would have to be considered.