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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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Marvin Bagley III is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Marvin Bagley III Power forward Marvin Bagley III (born March 14, 1999) is an American college basketball player for Duke University in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in the 2017–18 season. He is considered one of the top ...more

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Wendell Carter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Wendell Carter Jr. Power forward, Center Wendell Carter Jr. (born April 16, 1999) is an American college basketball player for the Duke Blue Devils in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Against the Indiana Hoosiers, Carter had a ...more

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Grayson Allen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Grayson Allen Shooting guard Grayson James Allen (born October 8, 1995) is an American college basketball player for Duke University. Entering his junior season, Allen was considered one of the top returning players in ...more

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Gary Trent Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Gary Trent Jr. Shooting guard Gary Dajaun Trent Jr. (born January 18, 1999), is an American college basketball player for the Duke Blue Devils in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). In January 2017 Trent Jr. was selected as ...more

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Trevon Duval is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Trevon Duval Point guard Trevon Duval (born August 3, 1998) is an American college basketball player for the Duke Blue Devils in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). He was a consensus five-star prospect in the Class of ...more

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Collin Sexton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Collin Sexton Point guard Collin Sexton (born January 4, 1999) is an American college basketball player who currently plays for the Alabama Crimson Tide. In January 2017 Sexton was selected as a McDonald's All-American. ...more

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DeAndre Ayton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
DeAndre Ayton Center, Power forward DeAndre Ayton (born July 23, 1998) is a Bahamian basketball player who currently plays for the Arizona Wildcats in the Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12) in the 2017–18 season. He was a consensus ...more

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Jalen Brunson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Jalen Brunson Point guard Jalen Brunson (born August 31, 1996) is an American basketball player who plays for the Villanova Wildcats men's basketball where he is playing his junior season for the 2017–18 team. He ...more

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Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Trae Young Point guard Rayford Trae Young (born September 19, 1998) is an American college basketball player for the Oklahoma Sooners. In January 2017, Young was selected as a McDonald's All-American. On December 19, ...more

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Devonte' Graham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Devonte' Graham Point guard Devonte' Graham (born February 22, 1995) is an American college basketball player who currently plays at the University of Kansas. He is the starting point guard for the Jayhawks. Graham was ...more

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Mikal Bridges is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Mikal Bridges Small forward, Shooting guard Mikal Bridges (born August 30, 1996) is a college basketball player for the Villanova Wildcats. He was named to the 2017–18 preseason All-Big East second team. Bridges hit all six 3-point tries ...more

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Miles Bridges is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Miles Bridges Small forward, Shooting guard Miles Lamont Bridges (born March 21, 1998) is an American college basketball player for the Michigan State Spartans. A native of Flint, Michigan, he competed for Flint Southwestern Academy ...more

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Mohamed Bamba is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Mohamed Bamba Center Mohamed Karlakwan Damala Bamba (born May 12, 1998) is an American college basketball player at the University of Texas at Austin. He is highly regarded due to his reported 7-foot, 9-inch ...more

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Jevon Carter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Jevon Carter Point guard Jevon Carter (born September 14, 1995) is an American college basketball player for West Virginia University (WVU). A senior point guard for the Mountaineers, Carter is known as one of the top ...more

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Jaren Jackson Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Jaren Jackson Jr. Center Jaren Jackson Jr. (born September 15, 1999) is an American basketball player who currently plays for the Michigan State Spartans. He is currently projected to be a Top 10 pick for the 2018 NBA ...more

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Allonzo Trier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Allonzo Trier Shooting guard Allonzo Trier (born January 17, 1996) is an American college basketball player for the Arizona Wildcats. As a sophomore in 2016–17, he earned second-team all-conference honors in the Pac-12 and ...more

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Angel Delgado is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Angel Delgado Center Ángel Luis Delgado Astacio (born November 20, 1994) is a Dominican college basketball player. Internationally, Delgado represents and plays for the Dominican national team. In his junior ...more

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Aaron Holiday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Aaron Holiday Point guard Aaron Shawn Holiday (born September 30, 1996) is an American college basketball player for the UCLA Bruins. The guard played in high school in Los Angeles, where he was ranked among the top ...more

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Luke Maye is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Luke Maye 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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Bonzie Colson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Bonzie Colson Power forward Bonzie Alexander Colson II (born January 12, 1996) is an American college basketball player for the University of Notre Dame. He has played more games than any other active college basketball ...more

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Trevon Bluiett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Trevon Bluiett Shooting guard Trevon Bluiett (born November 4, 1994) is an American college basketball player for the Xavier Musketeers of the Big East Conference. In a notable performance in his junior year, Bluiett scored ...more

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Aaron Short is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
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Mike Daum is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Carsen Edwards is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
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Kevin Knox is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Kevin Knox Small forward Kevin Knox II (born August 11, 1999) is an American college basketball player who currently plays for the University of Kentucky. He attended high school at Tampa Catholic High School. Knox won ...more

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Tra Holder is listed (or ranked) 26 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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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (born July 12, 1998) is a Canadian college basketball player for the Kentucky Wildcats. In the nonconference season for Kentucky, Gilgeous-Alexander came off the bench ...more

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Robert Williams III is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Robert Williams III Forward Robert Lee Williams III (born October 17, 1997) is a college basketball player for the Texas A&M Aggies. In his first college game, he scored five points and had five blocks and seven ...more

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Hamidou Diallo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Hamidou Diallo Shooting guard Hamidou Diallo (born July 31, 1998) is an American college basketball player for the Kentucky Wildcats. He was a consensus 5-star prospect, and one of the top rated basketball players in the ...more

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Nick Ward is listed (or ranked) 30 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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Marcus Foster is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Marcus Foster Shooting guard Marcus Foster (born June 3, 1995) is a college basketball player for the Creighton Bluejays. Foster transferred fro Kansas State to Creighton since he had developed a relationship with coach ...more

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Lonnie Walker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Lonnie Walker Shooting guard Lonnie Walker IV (born December 14, 1998) is an American college basketball player for the Miami Hurricanes in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He played high school basketball for Reading High ...more

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Khyri Thomas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Khyri Thomas Guard Khyri Thomas (born May 8, 1996) is a college basketball player for the Creighton Bluejays.

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Jock Landale is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Jock Landale Center Jock Landale (born October 25, 1995) is an Australian college basketball player, currently a senior at Saint Mary's College of California. Landale scored 33 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in an ...more

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Cassius Winston is listed (or ranked) 35 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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Chimezie Metu is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Chimezie Metu Power forward, Center Chimezie Metu (born March 22, 1997) is a college basketball player for USC Trojans. In the 2016-2017 season, he was named the 2017 Pac-12 Most Improved Player, All-Pac-12 second team and ...more

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Landry Shamet is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Landry Shamet Shooting guard Landry Michael Shamet (born March 13, 1997) is an American college basketball player for the Wichita State Shockers. The shooting guard played just three games in his redshirt freshman year and ...more

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Daniel Gafford is listed (or ranked) 38 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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Chandler Hutchison is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Chandler Hutchison Small forward Chandler Hutchison (born April 26, 1996) is an American basketball player for Boise State University. In his junior season, he was selected for All-Mountain West First Team. He is the first ...more

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Shamorie Ponds is listed (or ranked) 40 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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Shake Milton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Shake Milton Point guard Malik "Shake" Milton (born September 26, 1996) is an American college basketball player for the SMU Mustangs. In his rookie year at SMU, Milton saw the hardwood in 30 games (23 starts) ...more

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Jordan Murphy is listed (or ranked) 42 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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Jaylen Adams is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Jaylen Adams Point guard Jaylen Adams (born May 4, 1996) is a college basketball player for St. Bonaventure University. In his junior season, he finished second in the Atlantic 10 Conference in scoring with 20.6 PPG. ...more

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Brandon McCoy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Brandon McCoy Center Brandon Lee McCoy (born June 11, 1998) is an American college basketball player for the UNLV Runnin' Rebels. He stands 7’0’’ (213 cm) tall and plays center. He was named to the US roster for the ...more

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Ömer Yurtseven is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Ömer Yurtseven 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

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Troy Brown Jr. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best College Basketball Players Right Now
Troy Brown Jr. Small forward Troy R. Brown Jr. (born July 28, 1999), is an American basketball player who currently plays college basketball for the Oregon Ducks. He was named an 2017 McDonald's All-American. Troy won a ...more