8 CBB Stars Who Can Take Over the 2023 Men's NCAA Tournament

Marcus Sasser
Every season invariably has a couple of cruel twists. In 2021-22, a toe injury ended Marcus Sasser’s year in December, which caused him to miss out on Houston’s trip to the Elite Eight.

But he’s back, healthy and as effective as ever.

Sasser has put together a strong campaign with per-game averages of 16.7 points, 3.2 assists and 1.7 steals. The fourth-year guard, who’s shooting 37.4 percent on 7.0 three-point attempts per game, is Houston’s go-to option on offense and a true lockdown on-ball defender.

“It just helps the team for the other guys to see our leader compete like he competes on both ends of the court,” Houston assistant coach Quannas White said of Sasser, per PaperCity’s Chris Baldwin.

Sasser’s two-way impact has vaulted Houston to the brink of securing an AAC title and a No. 1 seed in March.


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