NBA Draft 2017: Top 10 Best College Basketball Players for March Madness

Welcome, NBA fans, if you are just joining the college basketball party as many do in March. Heavy is here to give you a rundown of the players you need to watch during March Madness. We realize best is a subjective term but for the context of this article we are outlining the ten players in the NCAA tournament with the most NBA potential. Washington's Markelle Fultz, who many consider the best prospect in the 2017 NBA Draft, will not be playing. Washington was dreadful all season, and Fultz has already declared for the draft. UCLA's Lonzo Ball is playing in March and has a chance to overtake Fultz as the top prospect before June's draft. A deep UCLA run while Fultz is absent could only help Ball's stock. Ball continues to stay in the news as his father, Lavar Ball, wants to make sure the entire country knows just how good of an NBA player his son will be. Ball seems content to let his play (and his dad) do the talking. Draft fans were deprived of a late season re-match between Fultz and Ball. Fultz missed his last four college games with a knee injury. Another battle to keep your eye on is how the top swingmen perform. Duke's Jayson Tatum, Kansas' Josh Jackson and Florida State's Jonathan Isaac are battling to be the first one taken off the board in June. All three players will look to lead their team on a deep March run. Overall, you will want to watch the standard teams that have a history of performing well this time of year. Kentucky, UCLA and Duke are the three teams with most coveted prospects. North Carolina, Florida State, Michigan State and Gonzaga are a few more teams to keep your eye on. There are always new players that will emerge during the NCAA tournament which is part of the excitement of March Madness. The following players are listed in order from least to greatest. Click the arrow on the right side of the above image to see Heavy's best college basketball players and NBA prospects. (Getty)