It's the single greatest creation in American sports: 68 college basketball teams duking it out across the country to determine a National Champion. From face-painting freshmen to the guy in the office who makes pool picks based on team colors, everyone gets involved in March Madness. But not everyone wants to pore over a season worth of game footage to figure out what games and which players are worth watching. A little catch up may be in order.
With so many schools, sorting through the potential stars can be tough. There are the NBA Lottery guys the draftniks will be watching, the college heroes looking to move their programs forward, and all those hard working guards. It's a lot to figure out. That's why we put together the definitive list of must-see talent.
DeAndre Kane, Iowa State
The Cyclones aren't the sexiest program in the Big 12 (Iowa State isn't the sexiest anything, really) but they sport wins over Michigan, BYU, Baylor, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State, all locks or near-locks for the field of 68. One big reason is Kane, a 24-year old transfer who spent three tumultuous years at Marshall before his one year stuffing box scores in Ames. In the regular season, Kane averaged 17.1 points, 5.9 assists, and 6.7 rebounds, across-the-board production rarely seen in the college game.
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