Selection Sunday is behind us, meaning the field of 68 is set and millions of brackets are in the process of being filled out with hopes of generating a massive payday (courtesy of Warren Buffet).
Sure the odds of perfecting your tournament match-ups are virtually impossible (a reportedly 1 in 9 quintillion shot), but bragging rights among friends and colleagues at the office are still up for grabs.
Who said there’s no room for moral victories in sports?
In hopes of arming you with the knowledge needed to sharpen your pre-existing NCAA basketball acumen – or equip you with the basics for effective conversational hoops talk – TheSource has provided you with a plethora of digital cheat sheets, in preparation of one of the most electric weeks in U.S. sports.
Our latest installment deals with the young men tasked with carrying their respective college programs to the promised land (i.e. – a national championship). This collective is comprised of ten dynamic players with NBA prowess and All-American consideration.
Here are the top 10 players you need to know and watch, this tournament season:
Jabari Parker, Duke (19.3 ppg, 8.8 rpg):
Parker, one of the nations top freshman, headlines one of the most lauded freshman classes in the last decade. Parker hasn’t shied away from the pressure, however, nearly averaging a double-double in his rookie campaign (19 and 9) and leading his team to a tournament three-seed. The recent Tisdale Award recipient is slated to get selected third in the 2014 NBA Draft, should he declare.