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The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked 

Aaron Hager
Updated April 22, 2019 1.4k votes 109 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

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

Number: 1

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

Teams: New York Knicks

Number: 9

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) 3 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked

Teams: Atlanta Hawks

Number: 22

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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Tre Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked

Teams: 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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Ja Morant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked
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Teams: Memphis Grizzlies

Number: 12

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

Teams: 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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Cassius Winston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked

Teams: 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) 8 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked

Teams: 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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Carsen Edwards is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked

Teams: Boston Celtics

Number: 29

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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P.J. Washington is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked

Teams: Charlotte Hornets

Number: 25

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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De'Andre Hunter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked

Teams: 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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Brandon Clarke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked

Teams: 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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Rui Hachimura is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked

Teams: Washington Wizards

Number: 9

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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Admiral Schofield is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked

Teams: 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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Markus Howard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked

Teams: Marquette Golden Eagles

Markus Howard (born March 3, 1999) is an American college basketball player for Marquette University.
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Grant Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked

Teams: Boston Celtics

Number: 40

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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Bruno Fernando is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked

Teams: 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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Cameron Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked

Teams: 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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Ethan Happ is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked

Teams: Wisconsin Badgers

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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Dedric Lawson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked

Teams: Kansas Jayhawks

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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Nassir Little is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers

Number: 9

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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Ty Jerome is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked

Teams: Virginia Cavaliers

Ty Jeremy Jerome (born July 7, 1997) is an American college basketball player for the Virginia Cavaliers.
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Matisse Thybulle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked

Teams: 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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Fletcher Magee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked

Teams: 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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Luke Maye is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked

Teams: 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