College Basketball 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 2018 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 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player?  

When ranking the top 10 college players in this year's March Madness, you can't leave out Oklahoma Sooners freshman point guard Trae Young, who is currently one of the best college basketball players right now. On December 9, 2017, he set a NCAA record with 22 assists in a game. Other potential first round draft picks include Arizona Wildcats center DeAndre Ayton, Duke Blue Devils power forward Marvin Bagley III, Texas Longhorns center Mohamed Bamba, and Kentucky Wildcats small forward Kevin Knox. 

Vote for the best college players who will most likely ball out at March Madness 2018. Feel free to add any good NCAA basketball players missing from this list whose teams have not been eliminated. 

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Udoka Azubuike is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Udoka Azubuike

Udoka Timothy Azubuike is a Nigerian college basketball player at the University of Kansas.

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Tyus Battle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Tyus Battle

Tyus Akili Battle 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 2014 FIBA Under-17 World Championship.

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Bol Bol is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Becool1928 added Bol Bol Center

Bol Bol is a Freshman Center who is the son of NBA player Manute Bol

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Sedrick Barefield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Sedrick Barefield

Sedrick Barefield is an American college basketball player at the University of Utah.

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Esa Ahmad is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Esa Ahmad

Esa Ahmad is a an American college basketball player at West Virginia University

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Dedric Lawson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Connor Norton added Dedric Lawson

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Dedric Lawson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Connor Norton added Dedric Lawson

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Ky Bowman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Ky Bowman

Ky Bowman is an American college basketball player at Boston College.

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Yoeli Childs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Yoeli Childs

Yoeli Childs is an American college basketball player at Brigham Young University.

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Jordan Caroline is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Jordan Caroline

Jordan Caroline is an American college basketball player for the Nevada Wolf Pack.

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C.J. Burks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
C.J. Burks

C.J. Burks is an American college basketball player at Marshall University.

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Barry Brown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Barry Brown

Barry Brown is an American college basketball player at Kansas State.

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Lamonte Bearden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Lamonte Bearden

Lamonte Bearden is an American college basketball player at Western Kentucky University.

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Carsen Edwards is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
IanLese added Carsen Edwards Guard

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Mike Daum is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Mike Daum Power forward Mike Daum (born October 30, 1995) is an American college basketball player for South Dakota State University. A 6'9" junior power forward, Daum was named the Summit League Player of the ...more

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Luke Maye is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Tra Holder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Tra Holder Pont guard Tra Holder (born September 27, 1995) is an American college basketball player for the Arizona State Sun Devils. Holder committed to Arizona State, and former coach Herb Sendek after an ...more

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Nick Ward is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Nick Ward Center Nick Ward (born September 2, 1997) is an American basketball player for Michigan State University. His 485 points were the second most in a season by a freshman in MSU history, trailing Magic ...more

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Daniel Gafford is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Daniel Gafford Power forward Daniel Gafford (born October 1, 1998) is an American basketball player for the University of Arkansas.

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Cassius Winston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Cassius Winston 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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Jordan Murphy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Jordan Murphy Forward Jordan Murphy (born June 17, 1997) is a basketball player for the Minnesota Golden Gophers who is currently playing his junior season for the 2017–18 team. He was a Big Ten All-Freshman ...more

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Shamorie Ponds is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Shamorie Ponds Point guard Shamorie Ponds (born June 29, 1998) is an American college basketball player for St. John's University. He played basketball at Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, New York and scored over ...more

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Ömer Yurtseven is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Center Ömer Faruk Yurtseven (born June 19, 1998) is an Uzbekistani-born Turkish professional basketball player for the NC State Wolfpack. Standing at 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in), he plays the center ...more