NCAA Basketball has a lot of pride and prestige in its history. Since there are so many great players and great teams, I have decided to compile a list that featured the best players per position that have played in the last decade of college basketball (2004-2013). This article will feature the ten best small forwards in the last decade. With that being said, this list was extremely tough and there were a lot of awesome players that didn’t make the cut. First, lets start with the honorable mentions.
James Ennis – Long Beach State
Ennis was the Big West Player of the Year in 2013 and was named to the All American team as an Honorable Mention selection. Ennis also won the Big West Conference title during his time at Long Beach State and made it to the NCAA Tournament. Ennis is currently enjoying his career with the Miami Heat.
Andre Igoudala – Arizona
During his sophomore year at Arizona Igoudala was an All American Honorable Mention Selection. Every year he was at Arizona, the Wildcats were in the NCAA Tournament. At one point they made it to the Elite Eight. Igoudala also joined Jason Kidd as the only Pac-12 players with two or more triple doubles in a season.
Jared Dudley – Boston College
Dudley won the ACC Player of the Year in 2007 and was Second Team All American. When his playing career was over at Boston College he left as a top five scorer in school history. Also, Dudley left BC being fourth in free throws made & attempted, seventh in rebounding and eighth in steals.
Al Thornton – Florida State
Thornton was a force while playing at Florida State. He did virtually everything that he could to will his team into the NCAA Tournament. They fell short, but it was not because of Thornton’s play. During his senior year, he made the All American team as a Third Team selection and finished second to Jared Dudley in ACC Player of the Year voting.