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The Best College Basketball Players Right Now  

Ranker NCAA Basketball
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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
voting closed at #1 Small forward, Power forward

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Zion Lateef Williamson (born July 6, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Listed at 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) ...more
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Ja Morant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
voting closed at #2 KhaosVFL14 added Point guard

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Temetrius Jamel "Ja" Morant (born August 10, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played ...more
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R.J. Barrett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
voting closed at #3 Shooting guard

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Rowan Alexander "RJ" Barrett Jr. (born June 14, 2000) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A shooting ...more
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Cameron Reddish is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
voting closed at #4 Small forward, Shooting guard

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Cameron Elijah Reddish (born September 1, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
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De'Andre Hunter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
voting closed at #5 Shooting guard, Small forward

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De'Andre James Hunter (born December 1, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
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Rui Hachimura is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
voting closed at #6 Small forward, Power forward

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Rui Hachimura (born February 8, 1998) is a Japanese professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
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Carsen Edwards is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
IanLese added Guard
Carsen Edwards (born March 12, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...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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Grant Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
voting closed at #9 Power forward

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Grant Dean Williams (born November 30, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
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P.J. Washington is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
voting closed at #11 TRENT13 added Small forward

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Paul Jamaine "P. J." Washington Jr. (born August 23, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He ...more
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Cameron Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
voting closed at #12 Small forward

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Cameron Jordan Johnson (born March 3, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
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Bol Bol is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
voting closed at #10 Becool1928 added Center

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Bol Manute Bol (born November 16, 1999) is a Sudanese-American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
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Kyle Guy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
voting closed at #13 Shooting guard

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Kyle Joseph Guy (born August 11, 1997) is an American basketball player for the Sacramento Kings. He played college basketball for the Virginia Cavaliers. Guy was drafted 55th overall in the ...more
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Nassir Little is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
voting closed at #14 Small forward

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Nassir Shamai Little (born February 11, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more
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Tre Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Arike Ogunbowale is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
voting closed at #27 stephen2005 added Arike Ogunbowale

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Arike Ogunbowale (born March 2, 1997[1]) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Wings of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). After playing college basketball for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Ogunbowale was drafted by the Wings with the fifth overall pick of the 2019 WNBA Draft.

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Megan Gustafson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
voting closed at #26 stephen2005 added Megan Gustafson

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Megan Gustafson (born December 13, 1996[1]) is an American basketball player for the Dallas Wings of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Gustafson was drafted in the second round (17th overall) by the Wings in the 2019 WNBA draft, but was released prior to the start of the season.

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Romeo Langford is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
voting closed at #19 Shooting guard

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Romeo Langford (born October 25, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
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Luke Maye is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
voting closed at #18 Forward

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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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Admiral Schofield is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
voting closed at #20 Small forward

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Admiral Schofield (born March 30, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
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Tyler Herro is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
voting closed at #21 TRENT13 added Shooting guard

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Tyler Christopher Herro (born January 20, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
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Nickeil Alexander-Walker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
voting closed at #22 Point guard, Shooting guard

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Nickeil Alexander-Walker (born September 2, 1998) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more
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Dedric Lawson is listed (or ranked) 23 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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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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Tyus Battle is listed (or ranked) 25 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