The NCAA Tournament is a perfect setting for dominant players to do what they do best — dominate. Who is one player in each region who can reshape a bracket?
The 68 teams have been chosen and the bracket has been revealed, that means one thing: March Madness is here! The NCAA Tournament is set to kick off on Tuesday with two of the First Four games in Dayton. That’s followed by arguably the best four days of the basketball season from Thursday to Sunday. Featuring all-day basketball action as the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament are completed.
With all the college basketball that is getting ready to flood your television screens and social media timelines, we thought it best to give you a heads up on the four players that could ultimately shape what happens in each region. Sure, Virginia, Villanova, Kansas, and Xavier are four of the best teams in the country, but that doesn’t mean that they have the best players (SPOILER ALERT: they don’t).
We all remember the runs that players like Steph Curry, Jimmer Fredette, Kemba Walker, and Carmelo Anthony put on in past tournaments; this list features the four players –one from each region– that are set up to have a similar run against this year’s field.
Freshmen have been the en vogue players of the one-and-done era and their are two names that the masses should definitely be familiar with that are featured on this list, but the young kids don’t get to have all the fun. They are joined by two seniors who have helped lead their respective teams to better than expected performance in route to securing at-large bids this season.
During the NCAA Tournament, any player can be morphed into a household name overnight. The likelihood is that one of the four players listed below not only becomes a name few will forget, but that their team could be playing well beyond this opening weekend. Click through the slides to find out the players who are most likely to dominate each region in the 2018 NCAA Tournament.