The NCAA's popular annual Division I tournament will tip off this week. As expected, fans are already filling out their brackets and making their predictions on who will be the victors of this year's tourney. For those who do not follow college basketball, the NCAA is an annual basketball tournament. Fans could also get a glimpse of potential NBA lottery picks, and future stars of the pro league.
According to Sports Net, Markelle Fultz of Washington won't be able to showcase his skills since his team did not qualify for the tournament. However, fans should not be saddened by Fultz's absence because there are still a number of prospects who are ready to give their best in the tournament. Here is a look at the biggest names who are expected to rise up draft boards this March:
Kansas' freshman star Josh Jackson has been highly projected for being the very first non-point guard to be drafted in June, also being 3rd overall on most mock drafts. He is currently averaging 16.4 points with 7.2 rebounds, including 3.1 assists this season. He is currently shooting 51 percent from the floor for the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks.
Though the 6'8 forward got a late start in the season due to injury, he did not waste any time when he came back by playing his best basketball of the season and living up to the lottery hype. Tatum is currently averaging 22 points and 7.5 rebounds in Duke's four ACC Tournament games to help them win the title.
UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball is one the most talked about player in the tournament. Most Hoops fans expressed that they are excited to see the player in the upcoming tourney. According to Real GM, Ball currently stands at 6'6, with a wide range and exceptional basketball skills, he has an average of 14.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game. He can definitely help his team emerge in this year's tourney.
With the tournament loaded with yet another batch of talented basketball players, everyone can expect that this year's NCAA Tourney will be memorable and exciting.