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Locals set to go dancing

A look at the Gwinnett products you might see on CBS during broadcasts of The Big Dance this week:

Chris Allen, Michigan State

6-3 Sophomore

· High school: Meadowcreek

· Tourney debut: Friday, 9:50 p.m. vs. Robert Morris

· The skinny: Averages 9.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and leads the Spartans in 3-pointers

Wesley Witherspoon, Memphis

6-8 Freshman

· High school: Berkmar

· Tourney debut: Today, 12:25 p.m. vs. Cal-State Northridge

· The skinny: Averages 4.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and is a key defender at the top of the Tigers' zone defense

Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest

6-9 Freshman

· High school: Norcross

· Tourney debut: Friday, 9:40 p.m. vs. Cleveland State

· The skinny: Freshman All-ACC selection averages 12.8 points and 8.2 rebounds, making 51.1 percent of his shots

Maya Moore, Connecticut

6-0 Sophomore

· High school: Collins Hill

· Tourney debut: Sunday, noon vs. Vermont

· The skinny: Unbeaten Huskies rely heavily on their national player of the year favorite, who leads them in scoring (19.1), rebounding (9.1), blocks (53), steals (67) and ranks second in assists (111)

A look at other noteworthy locals in the NCAA tournaments:

MEN

Jordan DeMercy, Florida State, 6-7, Sophomore

· Norcross grad averages 3.1 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists in 19.6 minutes

· Debut: Friday, 9:55 p.m. vs. Wisconsin

Avery Jukes, Butler, 6-8, Junior

· South Gwinnett grad averages 3.1 points, 2.0 rebounds in 11.2 minutes for 26-5 team

· Debut: Today, 12:20 p.m. vs. LSU

Jon Mandeldove, Connecticut, 6-11, Junior

· Shiloh grad is seldom-used reserve for top-seeded Huskies

· Debut: Today, 2:50 p.m. vs. Chattanooga

Tanner Smith, Clemson, 6-5, Freshman

· Wesleyan grad averages 3.7 points as one of Tigers' top reserves

· Debut: Today, 7:10 p.m. vs. Michigan

WOMEN

Ashley Austin, Evansville, 5-9, Senior

· Collins Hill grad earned MVC Tournament MVP honors to earn NCAA berth; averages 13.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists

· Debut: Sunday, noon vs. Texas A&M

Emily Clarke, Western Carolina, 5-10, Sophomore

· South Gwinnett grad averages 9.7 points nad 4.4 rebounds

· Debut: Saturday, 8 p.m. vs. Vanderbilt

D'Nay Daniels, Central Florida, 5-10, Sophomore

· GAC grad averages 5.2 points, 3.2 rebounds

· Debut: Saturday, noon vs. North Carolina

Amber Kirkpatrick, Central Florida, 6-2, Sophomore

· Central Gwinnett grad averages 7.0 points, 4.4 rebounds

· Debut: Saturday, noon vs. North Carolina

Becca Lightfoot, Liberty, 6-2, Senior

· Providence grad averages 4.1 points, 2.3 rebounds in 14.5 minutes off the bench

· Debut: Sunday, 9:30 p.m. vs. Louisville

D'Andra Moss, Virginia Commonwealth, 6-0, Junior

· Norcross grad averages 9.9 points and 5.9 rebounds, helping VCU to its first NCAA bid

· Debut: Saturday, 2 p.m. vs. Rutgers