Top 10 Players to watch in the NCAA Tournament

The NCAA Tournament is always alive with some of the best teams in premier college basketball, and picking out your favorite players can be quite a cumbersome task when there is so little time to pay attention to every game in the tournament.

Featured-290Next on Players to watch in the NCAA, To overcome this task, we have compiled a comprehensive list of who we think are the top 10 players for the 2014 NCAA Tournament; these guys show a lot of promise and keeping an eye on them will ensure you an up to date analysis of the current trends in the game and hopefully pick out the ones to place your bets on.

Top 10 Players to watch in the NCAA Tournament

#10-Jabari Parker-Duke

Top 10 Players to watch in the NCAA Tournament

Next on Players to watch in the NCAA, This bulky 6 foot 8 inch freshman is the reason why many NBA teams are opting to “tank” this winter season. With an unprecedented 8.8 rebounds and an average of 19.2 points per game, Parker is regarded as one of the most talented freshmen in the NCAA matches. Awards already under his belt include the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year, the McDonald’s National Player of the Year, the USBWA National Freshman of the Year, among others. He is also a gold medalist in the FIBA under-16 Championship, and is the youngest basketball player to be featured on our list.

#9-Russ Smith-Louisville

Top 10 Players to watch in the NCAA Tournament

Next on Players to watch in the NCAA, Coming in from a side that is largely overlooked by the NCAA selection committee, Russ Smith is the sole beacon of light that shines brightly to win favors for his team. His legendary averages of up to 18.3 points per game in his junior year and 29.6 during his senior year are enough to ensure a positive place in public opinion, as well as the NCAA officials. He has won numerous awards during his sophomore and senior year at Louisville; he was crowned the NCAA champion in 2013. 

 #8-Fred Van Vleet-Wichita State

Top 10 Players to watch in the NCAA Tournament

Next on Players to watch in the NCAA, Fred Van Vleet is perhaps the one point guard that has completely turned the tables in his favor over a remarkably short space of time. The Wichita State sophomore came in to prominence when he started performing after sitting out nearly an entire season; his average of 5.3 apg, 3.9 rpg, and 12.1 ppg stunned the crowds. Wichita State’s 34-0 winning streak owes itself largely to Van Vleet and this makes him a worthy candidate on our list. It is unlikely the public will forget him anytime soon.

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