Nigel Hayes ranked No. 13, Bronson Koenig No. 58 in SB Nation's Top 100 College Basketball Players


You really should read through this whole preview to get ready for the college basketball season, but if you see nothing else, know that SB Nation thinks Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig are two of the best 100 players in college basketball.

Here's what they had to say about each of them:

Koenig- Koenig was thrust into a larger role than most expected last season when starting point guard Traevon Jackson fractured his right foot in January. Koenig responded when he was given the keys to the Bo Ryan offense, averaging fewer than one turnover per game, connecting on 40.5 percent of his 3-point attempts, and helping guide the Badgers to their first national championship game appearance since 1941. Now, suddenly, he's the third-oldest player on a team without a scholarship senior, and he's walking into a season where he knows he's going to be relied on for added production and leadership.

Hayes- Hayes may have been best known last season for his humorous love of stenography and stenographers during the Badgers' NCAA Tournament. That reputation overshadowed the fact that he was likely Wisconsin's second-best player (Sam Dekker wasn't himself when he was hobbled by an ankle injury during the early part of the season) for most of the year. Hayes will have to morph from solid role player and funny man into star captain quickly if Wisconsin wants to contend for another Big Ten title, let alone another national championship.