This is the first of four team profiles I’ll be putting together for SLAM Magazine in the next couple of days. After that, I’ll be releasing a ranked list of all 56 players in this weekend’s Final Four. All leading up, of course, to the live blog SLAM has asked me to keep during the big games. It’s gonna be a good few days. Let’s get it…

by Nick Gibson / @euro_adventures

TWO YOU MIGHT REMEMBER

Trajan Langdon, Duke: The best ever Blue Devil from beyond the arc not named Redick, the Alaskan Assassin left the Cavs in 2003 after three NBA seasons and instantly made Europe his personal playground. He has played in five Euroleague title games, won two, and picked up three All-Euroleague nods and one Final Four MVP (’08) en route to a spot on Euroleague’s All-Decade team.

Sasha Kaun, Kansas: Sasha came to Lawrence as a draft prospect and left as a champion whose personal achievements fell drastically short of expectations. Last season he cozied up on the bench, called “fives” and returned there to start the ‘09-10 campaign, logging just 22 minutes in the first four weeks. He was forced into duty in week five, given the starting role in week six and thanks to averages of 15 points and 7 rebounds over the next few games, hasn’t relinquished that spot since.

ONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

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