Throughout his three years in Columbia, English has taken pride in his ability to lead. The 6-foot-6, 200-pound senior is one of the most quotable Tigers, a social-media superstar, a campus leader, and one of the Big 12's top guards. The roots of English's development into a nationally recognized college basketball player can be traced back to Baltimore.English didn't pick up the game seriously until he was 13. He started out at Mount Royal, competing with Malcolm Delaney (Virginia Tech), Sean Mosley (Maryland) and Donte Greene (Sacramento Kings, Syracuse) on a regular basis. English moved over to Cecil Kirk at 15, teaming with Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies, UConn), Chester Frazier (Illinois), Jahmar Young (New Mexico State), Jamal Barney (Loyola), Paris Carter (New Mexico State) and several other future Division I players.