2010 NCAA Tournament Bracket: Who To Watch For In The South Region
March Madness is finally upon. Along with getting the best teams in the nation, we get to watch some of the great players. This slideshow will mainly value which players need to be watched the most based on stats and also who is most exciting and thrilling to watch.
This list will include some of the bigger names and also a few of the smaller names.
The Big Three—Duke Blue Devils, No. 1 Seed
These three stars are no secret. Jon Scheyer, Kyle Singler, and Nolan Smith carried Duke to a No. 1 seed and everybody, especially senior Scheyer, will play their hearts out in the tournament.
Scheyer averages 18.7 points per game and 5.1 assists per game while shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc.
Singler scores 17.5 points per game and is coming off an excellent ACC Tournament where he averaged 23.3 points per game.
Smith averages 17.4 points per game.
Jerome Randle—California Golden Bears, No. 7 Seed
Jerome Randle is the flat-out star of this Cal team. Randle scored 18.7 points per game and shoots over 40 percent from three-point range. Randle is explosive, scoring as many as 39 points in a game this year.
Jared Quayle & Tai Wesley—Utah State Aggies, No. 12 Seed
Jared Quayle has his good days and his bad days. Quayle has scored as many as 27 points, hitting five three-pointers, against Utah. On the year, Quayle is shooting 44 percent from three-point range and is scoring 12.5 points per game.
Tai Wesley complements Quayle in the post. Wesley scores 13.6 points per game an grabs 6.6 rebounds per game. Wesley is a strong presence in the post.
Donald Sloan—Texas A&M Aggies, No. 5 Seed
Donald Sloan carried Texas A&M this year. Sloan has failed to reach double digits in scoring on only three occasions this year. On the year, Sloan is averaging 18.7 points per game. Sloan can score both off the drive and off jumpshots.
Alex Franklin & Clarence Jackson—Siena Saints, No. 13 Seed
Despite being only 6'5", Alex Franklin can play very well in the post. Franklin improved his driving game this season. He can now take his defender off the dribble and score.
Clarence Jackson is a good, but streaky, three-point shooter. Jackson's season-high is 25 points. Jackson has hit as many as six three-pointers in one game this year. Against Purdue's poor perimeter defense, Jackson has a good chance to light up in the first round.
Tim Abromaitis, F—Notre Dame Fighting Irish, No. 6 Seed
When you hear Notre Dame, the first player that comes to mind is Luke Harangody. However, when Harangody went down, somebody had to fill in. Tim Abromaitis continued to step up in Harangody's absence and put the Fighting Irish on a track to the NCAA Tournament.
Abromaitis scores 16.3 points per game and shoots 44 percent from beyond the arc.
LaceDarius Dunn—Baylor Bears, No. 3 Seed
LaceDarius Dunn has been a star player at Baylor for three season now. Dunn can score from anywhere on the floor, which makes him a pleasure to watch. He has reached 30 points on three difference occasions this year.
Dunn scores 19.4 points per game and shoots 42.5 percent from three-point range.
Gilberto Clavell—Sam Houston State Bearkats, No. 14 Seed
Gilberto Clavell is the leader of the Sam Houston State Bearkats. Clavell is playing his first year of D-I basketball and is averaging 16.9 points per game and 6.3 rebounds.
Clavell has six double-doubles on the year and has scored as many as 34 points against Auburn.
Omar Samhan—St. Mary's Gaels, No. 10 Seed
Omar Samhan is the heart and soul of Saint Mary's. Samhan is averaging a double-double on the year with 20.9 points per game and 11 rebounds. Samhan has recorded 15 double-doubles this season.
The 6'11" big man can provide trouble for any player in the post.
Scottie Reynolds—Villanova Wildcats, No. 2 Seed
Scottie Reynolds is the player that cannot be missed in the NCAA Tournament. Reynolds plays with infinite heart and will go to extreme measures to make his collegiate career last as long as possible.
Reynolds is a sharp-shooter and can also score with ease off drives. This will be the last chance to see Scottie Reynolds in a Villanova uniform, so make sure you don't miss it.