I don’t mean to disparage (Markel) Starks. He was Georgetown’s leader and the kind of four-year athlete that NCAA traditionalists love to rave about. But (D'Vauntes) Smith-Rivera matched him statistically, and he did it as a sophomore playing second fiddle. Now that Smith-Rivera is the Hoyas’ no. 1 guy, Lord have mercy on the rest of the Big East.2014-15 NCAA Basketball Preview: The Big East " Mark Titus from Grantland previews the Big East. He has the Hoyas slated as the #2 team in the conference, DSR as the most underrated player in the conference, and Joshua Smith as the most frustrating player in the conference.