Barrett arrived home with the Duke Blue Devils on Monday. Here are nine Canucks to keep track of as the collegiate season gets underway: Men R. He was the No. Hailing from Mississauga, Ont.
I could go in a variety of directions here for the most entertaining players for the season. He is a late-game shot-maker. He embraces the headline, star moment and will be a high-volume scorer.
Markus Howard, Marquette: Howard will be in step with Powell for potential player of the year in the conference and make a play for the national honor.
Howard can go for 40, even 50 on a given night. Top college basketball players: Ranking Nos. He will make headbands chic again.
The Izzone will be all-in on every possession when Winston is on the floor. James Wiseman, Memphis: Wiseman will be the most discussed and analyzed freshman due to his tag as being the potential top pick in the NBA draft.
Wiseman will be a dominant player in the post. You will want to watch his every move.
And he will likely embrace the attention. Expect Edwards to be the most-watched player in the SEC. Isaiah Stewart, Washington: Stewart will be an active, disruptive presence in the Huskies' zone.
He will be flying around the basket at both ends of the court. He can face and flush.
Maryland will be much more than just Smith, but his entertainment value is high. He also can bury 3s in bunches.
Giorgi Bezhanishvili, Illinois: The smile is infectious. His mannerisms are entertaining. And his play is worth watching since he can score around the basket, using the angles to complete the play. Kamar Baldwin, Butler: Baldwin is going to be all over the stat box, scoring, dishing assists, picking up steals and rebounding.
Butler will lean heavily on his play every night out.
And when you control the ball, you can make your own highlights. Tyrese Maxey, Kentucky: Maxey has the speed to get quickly down court, can pull up for a 3 or mid-range jumper and finish around the rim.
Kentucky rarely lacks the player with entertainment value. Maxey fills the need. Andy Katz makes his Final Four picks and more early predictions for McKinley Wright IV, Colorado: If you love watching a player get down the court as fast as anyone, then Wright is your attraction.
He should lead the Buffaloes to the NCAA tournament and along the way entertain with his ability to push, push, push the basketball.
Perry will be one of the most productive players in the SEC. And he will be the reason the Bulldogs are in the hunt for a bid. Antoine Davis, Detroit: Davis put up over 40 multiple times and averaged nearly 27 playing for his father Mike.
Not at all. Matt Haarms, Purdue: Haarms has the flowing hair but he also brings the energy and enthusiasm every time he steps on the court.
He plays to the crowd and embraces being the one to watch. And he's a player of the year candidate in the Colonial. Henry is ready to shine. Katz worked at ESPN for 18 years as a college basketball reporter, host and anchor.
Katz has covered every Final Four since , and the sport since as a freshman at Wisconsin. Follow him on Twitter at theandykatz. Follow his March Madness weekly podcast here. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NCAA or its member institutions.
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