1. Ja Morant, Murray State
NBA fans have heard the name Ja Morant, but many people have not had the opportunity to see him play. Morant has spent the past two years dominating the Ohio Valley Conference for Murray State, and now he finally gets a chance to showcase his talent on the national stage.
The Racers are driven by Morant, who averages 24.6 points per game and leads the nation with 10 assists a night. Morant also grabs 5.5 rebounds per game for good measure and recorded two triple-doubles during the regular season.
Murray State will go as far as Morant takes them, and they could be going pretty far considering Morant has drawn favorable comparisons to Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook. Morant’s ability to score and create for his teammates should make him a must-see attraction in March, and the madness should be his final warm-up act before taking his talents to the next level.