March Madness is arguably the best time of the sports calendar, but which players have arisen as heroes in the history of the NCAA Tournament?
March Madness is officially upon us. No, the NCAA Tournament has yet to begin, but that hasn’t stopped fans from debating who the No. 1 seeds should be and which athlete deserves national player of the year honors.
The NCAA Tournament is arguably the best event in all of sports. Many would argue the Super Bowl, some the World Series and others the NBA Finals, but no sporting event brings people more excitement and shock than the NCAA Tournament.
March also creates lasting memories for teams who make deep runs and players who make names for themselves on the national stage. March is when heroes are born.
Being a hero in March doesn’t just mean you’re remembered by your school, and your school only, but also college basketball fans everywhere. Although there have been countless March Madness heroes over the course of college basketball history, there are a handful who deserve recognition above the others for their selfless efforts.
Some of the guys on this list have led their respective teams to national titles. Others have led underdogs out of the shadows to a national stage and there are even some who have just made incredible shots in the NCAA Tournament that will never be forgotten.
Let’s kick things off with one of the best Cinderella stories in NCAA Tournament history at No. 25.