If you’re a college basketball junkie, you’ve come to the wrong place.
If you’re an NBA fanatic who only tunes into college basketball when it’s NCAA Tournament time, we’re glad you’re here.
While college basketball die-hards are beyond hyped for the return of March Madness after last year’s COVID-induced hiatus and well informed about the players and teams participating in the tournament, there will be plenty of NBA fans casually catching tournament games for different reasons, including using the greatest sporting event on the American sports calendar to familiarize themselves with the college stars who will be first-round selections in this summer’s NBA Draft. If that’s you, know that there are more than a dozen kids playing in this year’s NCAA Tournament that could be first-round selections since this year’s class is widely considered to be deeper and choc full of impact players on the next level compared to the 2020 draft headlined by Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman, and LaMelo Ball.
So one day after offering up a look at six sleepers that can bust up your bracket—if you’re into that sort of thing—we’re offering up a rundown of the 10 college basketball stars NBA fans need to see as the first-round of the NCAA Tournament tips Friday.