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The most underrated players entering March Madness each have been immense assets to their respective NCAA basketball teams throughout the 2011-12 college basketball season but most have done it quietly. From point guards to small forwards, these underrated college basketball players all hope to not only enter the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament but lead their team to greatness.

Many of these talented young men will go on to have long careers in the National Basketball Association but first they need to get noticed in the NCAA. It doesn't help that many of these players, like Darius Johnson-Odom and Jae Crowder from the Marquette Golden Eagles men's basketball team or Kevin Jones from the West Virginia Mountaineers men's basketball team, play on some of the most underrated teams in college basketball in 2012. That lack of exposure for the team trickles down to the players who suffer the same setbacks.

But that's the great thing about March Madness. Of the 68 teams that enter, every one has a chance at becoming that next great Cinderella team and each of the players on those teams, like the 6-foot-10 center Reggie Johnson out of Miami or the beast of a forward Yancy Gates out of Cincinnati, has the chance to show the NBA scouts, executives and coaches just how great they actually are. Of course many of these teams will need some help getting into the NCAA Tournament but strong performances from these players in the conference tournaments can help with just that.

These college basketball players might not be making headlines or breaking any records but they are the unsung heroes of college hoops. Take note of these names and pay attention during March Madness as these fine young players may just shock the world.

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Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Underrated Players Entering March Madness
Jae Crowder Small forward

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J’Covan Brown is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Underrated Players Entering March Madness

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Mike Scott is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Underrated Players Entering March Madness
Mike Scott Forward, Power forward

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Robbie Hummel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Underrated Players Entering March Madness

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Kevin Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Underrated Players Entering March Madness
Kevin Jones Forward, Power forward

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Hollis Thompson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Underrated Players Entering March Madness
Hollis Thompson Small forward

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Erick Green is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Underrated Players Entering March Madness

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JaMychal Green is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Underrated Players Entering March Madness
JaMychal Green Power forward

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Darius Johnson-Odom is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Underrated Players Entering March Madness
Darius Johnson-Odom Shooting guard

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Dominique Morrison is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Underrated Players Entering March Madness

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Keith Clanton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Underrated Players Entering March Madness

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Trey Burke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Underrated Players Entering March Madness
Trey Burke Point guard

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Michael Glover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Underrated Players Entering March Madness

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Nasir Robinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Underrated Players Entering March Madness

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Mike Moser is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Underrated Players Entering March Madness

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Maurice Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Underrated Players Entering March Madness

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Yancy Gates is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Underrated Players Entering March Madness

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C.J. Aiken is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Underrated Players Entering March Madness
C.J. Aiken Forward

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Mark Lyons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Underrated Players Entering March Madness

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Melsahn Basabe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Underrated Players Entering March Madness

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Reggie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Underrated Players Entering March Madness
Reggie Johnson Power forward, Center

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Laurence Bowers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Underrated Players Entering March Madness

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Rodney McGruder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Underrated Players Entering March Madness

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Festus Ezeli is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Underrated Players Entering March Madness
Festus Ezeli Center

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Reeves Nelson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Underrated Players Entering March Madness
Reeves Nelson Forward, Power forward