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.
Doug McDermott, Creighton
This year's Jimmer Fredette (sweet-shooting, high-scoring white guy from a mid-major school with questionable NBA athleticism), McDermott generates plenty of debate on how he'll do at the next level. In college, he's indisputably elite, having posted 20-plus points in all but four of the Bluejays' 30 regular season games, averaging more than Creighton's next three leading scorers combined. Wiggins, Parker, and Randle get more headlines because of what they could do rather than what they have done. Nobody in the tournament has McDermott's track record as an offensive force. If Creighton advances multiple rounds, he'll be the reason.
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