Nothing compares to the spectacle of the NCAA Tournament. The passion of surviving and advancing, the Cinderella stories, and the unfortunate heartbreak of a long hard-fought season coming to an abrupt, early end is the recipe for the most thrilling event in American sports. It’s that time of year again: March Madness is here!
Looking back on some of the brightest-burning names in the men’s game, from one-and-done players like Zion Williamson and Anthony Davis to upperclassmen players like JJ Redick, Tyler Hansbrough, and Buddy Hield, March has given us a myriad of stars that have stepped up on the biggest stage in the sport.
Will Alabama’s Brandon Miller or Purdue’s Zach Edey follow the path of the aforementioned stars? Only time will tell but as the 2023 NCAA Tournament gets underway, we ranked the 25 greatest men’s players to have touched college hardwood this century.