21 players we can’t wait to watch in the NCAA Tournament, ranked

CJ Massinburg Buffalo

  • March Madness begins with Selection Sunday on March 17.
  • Across the country, college basketball fans are preparing for the most unpredictable event in sports.
  • From mid-major standouts to future superstars, these are the players we’re most excited to watch in March Madness.

March Madness is upon us.

On Sunday 68 selected teams enter the bracket that will be predicted millions of times by college basketball fans across the country.

While the joys of a bracket pool are many, what makes March Madness truly special is the basketball, and this year there’s no shortage of fantastic players to follow along with while watching at home.

For those who are looking for a sleeper superstar to fit into an upset or just want to know who you should be keeping an eye on throughout the tournament, below are 21 players we can’t wait to watch play in the NCAA tournament.

21. Kyle Guy — Virginia

Age: 21

One thing to know: Kyle Guy was a part of the top-ranked Virginia team that lost stunningly in the first round of the 2018 tournament to UMBC. Now a junior, Guy is still a leader for the Cavaliers and will be a big factor in how far Virginia makes it on their run at redemption.

20. Bruno Fernando — Maryland

Age: 20

One thing to know: Sophomore forward Bruno Fernando has averaged a double-double for Maryland this season. Wildly athletic, he’s capable of making huge game-changing plays on both sides of the court and is a strong centerpiece to the Terrapins defense.

19. Jon Teske — Michigan

Age: 21

One thing to know: Center Jon Teske is a big boy, measuring 7-foot-1 and 260 pounds. If the Wolverines need a stop in a critical moment, Teske will be the one to step up.

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