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The stars who drive potential Giant Killers

Mike Daum is already a two-time Summit League Player of the Year Jonathan Devich/Getty Images

Giant Killer teams spawn Giant Killer stars.

Some make it to the NBA and remain in our consciousness for years to come. Most capture our attention for just a few weeks. Either way, there will be a player this year on an underdog team who suddenly, in late March, becomes mainstream.

Here at Giant Killers HQ, we generally ask our model to produce the future teams that will go on tournament runs. But today we're introducing the (potential) Giant Killing stars class of 2019, a group of players who lead teams projected by BPI to be No. 11 seeds or worse yet have a good chance of pulling off early upsets. Murray State's Ja Morant would be a prime candidate for this list, but he's big-time enough already that we're excluding him and searching for the less known possible tournament stars.