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.
Jabari Parker, Duke
Hating Duke is as American as apple pie and Congressional gridlock. But you not need prostrate yourself to the Blue Devil to appreciate the prowess of Parker, who can shoot from the perimeter, attack the basket, or get up for a lob. He's also a solid ballhandler, a great passer, and is so dedicated to improving that for years he refused to correct severe nearsightedness with contacts, because he found value in relying on other senses. "When you really struggle at one thing, you don't take it for granted," he explained. It is hard to hate that guy, even if he is wearing blue and white?
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