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The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked

Updated April 22, 2019 2.5k votes 113 voters43 items

List RulesOnly 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

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionForward

    BirthplaceSalisbury, North Carolina, USA

    Number1

    Zion Lateef Williamson (born July 6, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • R.J. Barrett2
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    R.J. Barrett

    New York Knicks

    PositionShooting guard

    BirthplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada

    Number9

    Rowan Alexander "RJ" Barrett Jr. (born June 14, 2000) is a Canadian professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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  • Cameron Reddish3
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    Cameron Reddish

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionSmall forward

    BirthplaceNorristown, Pennsylvania, USA

    Number22

    Cameron Elijah Reddish (born September 1, 1999) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • Tre Jones4
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    Tre Jones

    Duke Blue Devils
    Tre Isiah Jones (born January 8, 2000) is an American college basketball player for the Duke... more on Wikipedia
  • Ja Morant5
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    Ja Morant

    Memphis Grizzlies

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceDalzell, South Carolina, USA

    Number12

    Temetrius Jamel "Ja" Morant (born August 10, 1999) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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  • Brandon Clarke6
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    Brandon Clarke

    Memphis Grizzlies

    PositionPower forward

    Brandon Clarke (born September 19, 1996) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • P.J. Washington7
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    P.J. Washington

    Charlotte Hornets

    PositionPower forward

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, USA

    Number25

    Paul Jamaine "P. J." Washington Jr. (born August 23, 1998) is an American professional... more on Wikipedia

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  • Grant Williams8
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    Grant Williams

    Boston Celtics

    PositionPower forward

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

    Number40

    Grant Dean Williams (born November 30, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • Markus Howard9
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    Markus Howard

    Marquette Golden Eagles
    Markus Howard (born March 3, 1999) is an American college basketball player for Marquette... more on Wikipedia
  • Cameron Johnson10
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    Cameron Johnson

    Phoenix Suns

    PositionSmall forward

    Cameron Jordan Johnson (born March 3, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • Nassir Little11
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    Nassir Little

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionSmall forward

    Number9

    Nassir Shamai Little (born February 11, 2000) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • Dedric Lawson12
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    Dedric Lawson

    Kansas Jayhawks
    Dedric Lawson (born October 1, 1997) is an American college basketball player at the... more on Wikipedia
  • Jarrett Culver13
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    Jarrett Culver

    Minnesota TImberwolves

    PositionShooting guard

    Jarrett Culver (born February 20, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bruno Fernando14
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    Bruno Fernando

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionPower forward

    Bruno Afonso David Fernandes (born August 15, 1998), known as Bruno Fernando, is an Angolan... more on Wikipedia
  • Fletcher Magee15
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    Fletcher Magee

    Wofford Terriers
    Fletcher Magee (born November 13, 1996) is an American college basketball player for Wofford... more on Wikipedia
  • Cassius Winston16
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    Cassius Winston

    Michigan State Spartans
    Cassius Winston (born February 28, 1997) is an American basketball player for Michigan State...
  • Carsen Edwards17
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    Carsen Edwards

    Boston Celtics

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

    Number29

    Carsen Edwards (born March 12, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Matisse Thybulle18
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    Matisse Thybulle

    Philadelphia 76ers

    PositionShooting guard

    Matisse Thybulle (born March 4, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Kyle Guy19
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    Kyle Guy

    Sacramento Kings

    PositionShooting guard

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana, USA

    Kyle Joseph Guy (born August 11, 1997) is an American basketball player for the Sacramento... more on Wikipedia
  • Tyler Herro20
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    Tyler Herro

    Miami Heat

    PositionShooting guard

    Number14

    Tyler Christopher Herro (born January 20, 2000) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia

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    #57 of 213 The Best White Players in NBA History#10 of 141 The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time

  • Rui Hachimura21
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    Rui Hachimura

    Washington Wizards

    PositionForward

    BirthplaceToyama, Japan

    Number9

    Rui Hachimura (born February 8, 1998) is a Japanese professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • De'Andre Hunter22
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    De'Andre Hunter

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionSmall forward

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    De'Andre James Hunter (born December 1, 1997) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia

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    #58 of 75 The Best Current NBA Defenders#22 of 47 The Best Current NBA Small Forwards

  • Payton Pritchard23
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    Payton Pritchard

    Boston Celtics

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceTualatin, Oregon

    Payton Michael Pritchard (born January 28, 1998) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • Ty Jerome24
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    Ty Jerome

    Virginia Cavaliers
    Ty Jeremy Jerome (born July 7, 1997) is an American college basketball player for the Virginia... more on Wikipedia
  • Ethan Happ25
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    Ethan Happ

    Wisconsin Badgers
    Ethan Happ (born May 7, 1996) is a redshirt senior basketball player for the Wisconsin... more on Wikipedia