A lot of the top players who will be taken early in this year’s NBA draft are sitting at home watching the NCAA tournament rather than playing.
Shabazz Muhammad of UCLA, Marcus Smart of Oklahoma State, Anthony Bennett of UNLV and Otto Porter of Georgetown all went out of March Madness early. Alex Len of Maryland didn’t even make the Big Dance, and Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel suffered a season-ending knee injury.
On Sunday, the majority of the best players still in the tournament will be in action. Ben McLemore of Kansas will lead the Jayhawks against North Carolina. Cody Zeller and Indiana will face Temple.
These players not only have bright professional futures, but their play will decide if their teams win or lose.
Here are 10 players to watch on day six of the NCAA tournament.