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The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked 

Aaron Hager
Updated April 22, 2019 1.3k votes 106 voters 43 items

List Rules Only active college players participating in NCAA tournament

March Madness can be about more than watching your NCAA tournament bracket get busted. It's a chance to watch some of the best players in college basketball showcase their skills with an eye on improving their NBA draft status and of course competing for a national title.

The 2019 NCAA tournament is the time for superstars like Duke's Zion Williamson to prove they can live up to the hype, and it's a chance for less heralded players like Fletcher Magee and the underdog Wofford Terriers (pun intended) to show the world what they can do.

As you follow along with the 2019 NCAA tournament, check back here to see the players you should be paying attention to and make sure to highlight the players you think the rest of the basketball world should know about.

UPDATED: The Virginia Cavaliers won the 2019 NCAA Tournament, and Virginia star Kyle Guy was named Most Outstanding Player on the tournament.

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Zion Williamson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
New Orleans Pelicans
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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R.J. Barrett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
New York Knicks
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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Tre Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
Duke Blue Devils
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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Cameron Reddish is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
Atlanta Hawks
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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Ja Morant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
Memphis Grizzlies
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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Jarrett Culver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
Minnesota TImberwolves
Jarrett Culver (born February 20, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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Carsen Edwards is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
Boston Celtics
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 Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
Michigan State Spartans
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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Kyle Guy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
Sacramento Kings
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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P.J. Washington is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
Charlotte Hornets
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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Brandon Clarke is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke (born September 19, 1996) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies. He played college basketball for the Gonzaga Bulldogs. He was drafted 21st ...more
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De'Andre Hunter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
Atlanta Hawks
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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Fletcher Magee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
Wofford Terriers
Fletcher Magee (born November 13, 1996) is an American college basketball player for Wofford College. He was named the 2017–18 Southern Conference Player of the Year by the league's media.
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Nassir Little is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
Portland Trail Blazers
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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Rui Hachimura is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
Washington Wizards
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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Luke Maye is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
North Carolina Tar Heels
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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Grant Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
Boston Celtics
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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Markus Howard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
Marquette Golden Eagles
Markus Howard (born March 3, 1999) is an American college basketball player for Marquette University.
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Admiral Schofield is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
Washington Wizards
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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Bruno Fernando is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
Atlanta Hawks
Bruno Afonso David Fernandes (born August 15, 1998), known as Bruno Fernando, is an Angolan professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He ...more
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Ty Jerome is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
Virginia Cavaliers
Ty Jeremy Jerome (born July 7, 1997) is an American college basketball player for the Virginia Cavaliers.
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Tyler Herro is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
Miami Heat
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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Cameron Johnson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
Phoenix Suns
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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Matisse Thybulle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
Philadelphia 76ers
Matisse Thybulle (born March 4, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
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Payton Pritchard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
Oregon Ducks
Payton Michael Pritchard (born January 28, 1998) is an American college basketball player for the Oregon Ducks. As a sophomore, he was named second-team all-conference in the Pac-12. In his ...more