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5. Tyler Dorsey (Oregon, SG, Freshman)
Tyler Dorsey hit some huge shots to sink Saint Joseph's in the second round. He finished with 14 points and nailed a clutch three-pointer to put Oregon up a point in the final two minutes.
A confident freshman who can handle the ball, shoot and put pressure on the basket, Dorsey looks poised to create some NBA buzz as a sophomore in the Pac-12.
4. Malachi Richardson (Syracuse, SG, Freshman)
He struggled against Middle Tennessee (1-of-7, four points), but Malachi Richardson's 21 points against Dayton were impressive. At 6'6", he's shown the shooting range to spot up from deep or pull up into threes. He can also handle the ball and get into the lane.
Richardson is still rough around the edges and should return to Syracuse as a go-to sophomore. But at some point, whether it's in 2017 or 2018, there should eventually be NBA interest.
3. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (Kansas, SG, Sophomore)
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk had one of his best games at Kansas in the opening around against Austin Peay. He went for 23 points on 11 shots in 24 minutes. At 6'8", Mykhailiuk's size, athleticism and shot-making ability stand out under the NBA lens. He'll need one more year in school to improve his shooting and confidence.
2. Justin Jackson (North Carolina, SF, Sophomore)
Justin Jackson finished with 15 points against Providence, which he mostly picked up around the rim off cuts and transition opportunities. But he also made a three and some nice passes (three assists) playing within North Carolina's offense.
He didn't shoot well enough from three his sophomore year (27.1 percent) to generate 2016 NBA draft buzz, but Jackson clearly has a jumper. I suspect he'll raise his percentage as a junior and declare for the draft in 2017.
1. Tyler Lydon (Syracuse, PF, Freshman)
Tyler Lydon has played a consistent bench role for the Orange. And he was everywhere against Middle Tennessee, finishing with 14 points, seven boards and six blocks.
A high-IQ, above-the-rim leaper who can stretch the floor and block shots, Lydon's blend of strengths is rare. He'll have the chance to be a first-round riser in 2017.