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.
Julius Randle, Kentucky
Every year, it seems, the Wildcats are stocked with NBA talent. This year is no different. UK has three players who could be drafted in the top 20, headlined by Randle (James Young and Willie Cauley-Stein are the others). The 250 lb. freshman is a bully down low, capable of punishing opponents with his strength and almost disconcerting speed. His T-Rex arms might give NBA scouts a moment's hesitation, but they won't hold him back in the tourney. Randle is a beast, capable of carrying the Wildcats deep.
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