There's nothing like the biggest tournament and brightest stage in the world to propel kids to the best league on the planet.
That's not to say NBA scouts are unintelligent. They aren't going to completely alter their knowledgeable opinions of college basketball players based on one, two or even six games.
But if already-talented youngsters can prove to excel against the country's best in the most crucial, most-scrutinized games of their lives, there's no reason for their NBA stock not to rise.
It has happened in recent years, and it will happen again in 2013.
Let's take a look at this tournament's likely culprits.