Current Sports The Best College Basketball Players Right Now  

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List Rules Vote up the best college basketball players to watch for during March Madness.

Here are the best college basketball players every fan must watch in the 2019 March Madness. Featuring the top NBA prospects in the 2018 draft class, this ranking of college basketball players also includes unknown sleepers you should keep an eye on. Who will be the 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player?  

When ranking the top 10 college players in this year's March Madness, you can't leave out Duke Blue Devils' Zion Williamson, who is currently one of the best college basketball players right now. Other potential first round draft picks include Syracuse Orange Tyus Battle, Oregon Ducks center Bol Bol, Kansas Jayhawks center Udoka Azubuike, and North Carolina Tar Heels forward Luke Maye. 

Vote for the best college players who will most likely ball out at March Madness 2019. Feel free to add any good NCAA basketball players missing from this list whose teams have not been eliminated. 

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Zion Williamson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Small forward, Power forward
Zion Williamson (born July 7, 2000) is an American college basketball player for the Duke Blue Devils of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Listed at 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) and 285 pounds (129 ...more

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R.J. Barrett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Shooting guard
Rowan Alexander "R. J." Barrett Jr. (born June 14, 2000) is a Canadian basketball player for the Duke Blue Devils of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). A native of Mississauga, he ...more

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Ja Morant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
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Temetrius Jamel "Ja" Morant (born August 10, 1999) is an American college basketball player for the Murray State Racers of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC). He is widely considered one ...more

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Cameron Reddish is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Small forward, Shooting guard
Cameron Reddish (born September 1, 1999) is an American college basketball player for the Duke Blue Devils in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Reddish attended The Haverford School in Haverford ...more

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Rui Hachimura is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Small forward, Power forward
Rui Hachimura (born February 8, 1998) is a Japanese basketball player for the Gonzaga Bulldogs of the West Coast Conference (WCC) and the Japanese national team. Listed at 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) and ...more

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Tre Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
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Tre Isiah Jones (born January 8, 2000) is an American college basketball player for the Duke Blue Devils of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

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Grant Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Power forward
Grant Dean Williams (born November 30, 1998) is an American college basketball player for the University of Tennessee. A 6'7" sophomore power forward from Charlotte, North Carolina, ...more

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Cassius Winston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Point guard
Cassius Winston (born February 28, 1997) is an American basketball player for Michigan State University. His 182 assists were the second most ever by a freshman at MSU, trailing only Magic ...more

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Carsen Edwards is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
IanLese added Guard
Carsen Edwards (born March 12, 1998) is an American college basketball player for the Purdue Boilermakers. He made an immediate impact as a freshman at Purdue, appearing in all 35 games (21 ...more

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Bol Bol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Becool1928 added Center
Bol Manute Bol (born November 16, 1999) is a Sudanese-born American college basketball player for the Oregon Ducks of the Pac-12 Conference. A son of basketball player Manute Bol, Bol was born ...more

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72 102
De'Andre Hunter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Shooting guard, Small forward
De'Andre James Hunter (born December 1, 1997) is an American college basketball player for the Virginia Cavaliers in the Atlantic Coast Conference. During his redshirt freshman season, Hunter ...more

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65 93
Cameron Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Small forward
Cameron Jordan Johnson (born March 3, 1996) is an American college basketball player for the North Carolina of the Atlantic Coast Conference. As a junior in high school, Johnson was a 6-foot-2 ...more

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71 108
Admiral Schofield is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Small forward
Admiral Schofield (born March 30, 1997) is an American college basketball player for the University of Tennessee. Schofield was named to the SEC All-Tournament Team as a junior due to a 22-point ...more

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Kyle Guy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Shooting guard
Kyle Joseph Guy (born August 11, 1997) is an American college basketball player for the Virginia Cavaliers. Guy scored a career-high 29 points in a 76-67 win against VCU on November 17, 2017. He ...more

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72 110
Nassir Little is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Small forward
Nassir Little (born February 11, 2000) is an American college basketball player for the North Carolina Tar Heels. He played high school basketball at Orlando Christian Prep in Orlando, Florida. ...more

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Jordan Bone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
KhaosVFL14 added Jordan Bone Point Guard

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Luke Maye is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Forward
Luke David Maye (born March 7, 1997) is an American college basketball player for the University of North Carolina. Maye is having a breakout season as a junior in the 2017–18 season. In his ...more

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51 83
P.J. Washington is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
TRENT13 added Small forward
Paul Jamaine "P. J." Washington Jr. (born August 23, 1998) is an American basketball player for the Kentucky Wildcats. Washington is considered as one of the best players in the 2017 ...more

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Romeo Langford is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Shooting guard
Romeo Langford (born October 25, 1999) is an American college basketball player for Indiana University of the Big Ten Conference. Currently a freshman, he was ranked as one of the highest ...more

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21 37
Ty Jerome is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
JackBaruch added Ty Jerome

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Tyus Battle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Shooting guard
Tyus Akili Battle (born September 23, 1997) is an American college basketball player for the Syracuse Orange in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He earned a gold medal with USA Basketball at the ...more

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Dedric Lawson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Connor Norton added Power forward
Dedric Lawson (born October 1, 1997) is an American college basketball player at the University of Kansas. Lawson played at Hamilton High School in Memphis, Tennessee alongside his older brother ...more

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Jordan Nwora is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
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Jordan Nwora (born September 9, 1998) is a Nigerian-American Basketball player who plays for the Nigerian national team D'Tigers. He plays College Basketball for the Louisville Cardinals.

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Ethan Happ is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Power forward
Ethan Happ (born May 7, 1996) is a redshirt senior basketball player for the Wisconsin Badgers. Happ attended Rockridge High School in Taylor Ridge, Illinois. Happ redshirted during his freshman ...more

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Keldon Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Shooting guard
Keldon Johnson (born October 11, 1999) is an American basketball player. Johnson attended Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, and played for United States men's national under-19 ...more