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The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked

Updated April 22, 2019 2.4k votes 111 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
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    Zion Williamson

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionForward

    Number1

    Zion Lateef Williamson (born July 6, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
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    R.J. Barrett
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    30

    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 Reddish
    46
    40

    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
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    Tre Jones
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    34

    Tre Jones

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

    Memphis Grizzlies

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceDalzell, South Carolina, US

    Number12

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

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    Brandon Clarke
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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
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    P.J. Washington
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    39

    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 Williams
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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
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    Markus Howard
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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
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    Cameron Johnson
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    35

    Cameron Johnson

    Phoenix Suns

    PositionSmall forward

    BirthplaceMoon Township, Pennsylvania, USA

    Cameron Jordan Johnson (born March 3, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
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    Dedric Lawson
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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
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    Nassir Little
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    26

    Nassir Little

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionSmall forward

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida, USA

    Number9

    Nassir Shamai Little (born February 11, 2000) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
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    Jarrett Culver
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    39

    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 Fernando
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    35

    Bruno Fernando

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionPower forward

    Bruno Afonso David Fernandes (born August 15, 1998), known as Bruno Fernando, is an Angolan... more on Wikipedia
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    Matisse Thybulle
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    29

    Matisse Thybulle

    Philadelphia 76ers

    PositionShooting guard

    Matisse Thybulle (born March 4, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
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    Fletcher Magee
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    23

    Fletcher Magee

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

    Michigan State Spartans
    Cassius Winston (born February 28, 1997) is an American basketball player for Michigan State...
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    Carsen Edwards
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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
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    Kyle Guy
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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
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    Tyler Herro
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    24

    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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    Payton Pritchard
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    Payton Pritchard

    Oregon Ducks
    Payton Michael Pritchard (born January 28, 1998) is an American college basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
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    Rui Hachimura
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    34

    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
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    De'Andre Hunter
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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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    Ethan Happ
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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
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    Admiral Schofield
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    Admiral Schofield

    Washington Wizards

    PositionSmall forward

    BirthplaceLondon, England

    Admiral Schofield (born March 30, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia