College basketball’s most well-known shot-makers from last season are gone. With apologies to some, Kris Jenkins, Dillon Brooks, Melo Trimble and Luke Kennard were responsible for the most memorable late-game heroics over the past few years.


That just means new heroes will need to be born. We determined this list by identifying players who excel in creating their own shot – ideally, guys who can score inside, outside and in between. From there, we looked at big-game experience. Of that pool, who has the best NCAA tournament track record? Who routinely bails their team out of dire situations, in crucial spots?

Here are six guys you want to have the ball with the game hanging in the balance.

KeVaughn Allen, Florida

We talk about “three-dimensional scorers” – the ability to slash, shoot 3s, and hit from mid-range. Allen can do it all, as Wisconsin knows: