Nic Moore (SMU)
Nic Moore is still a relative unknown to the casual college basketball fan, but make no mistake -- The 5-foot-9 junior is an All-American. One year after leading SMU to the NIT championship, Moore has helped lead Mustangs to the American Athletic Conference regular season title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. Moore began his career at Illinois State where he helped the Redbirds earn a berth to the NIT. He was also named to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshmen team. Since arriving in Dallas, Moore has been a big part of the Mustangs national resurgence. A first team Al-American Athletic Conference selection, Moore was a preseason Wooden Award nominee. He was also named to the Naismith and Lute Olson mid-season Watch Lists. According to CI’s Angela Lento, Nic Moore is the straw that stirs the drink for the Mustangs.