March Madness: 6 Players to Watch in the Sweet 16

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Source: Turinboy via Flickr

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Now that your bracket is horribly, totally, and utterly screwed (why’d you have to go and win like that, Dayton?), it’s time to safely abandon March Madness. That is, of course, the only reason to watch NCAA hoops — for the rare hope that your shot-in-the-dark guesswork pays off in the office pool. Right?

Wrong! Now it’s time to put your individual appreciation hat on and start rooting for the players who showed up and impressed everyone — so, you know, the opposite of Jabari Parker. Just kidding, even though Parker’s great college season is going to be completely overshadowed by his poor performance against Mercer. This marks the beginning of an era for some of these guys, and the end of high-level hoops for others.

These six guys  are a mixture of both — some of them will be headed to the NBA in June, while others will move on to the “real world.” Either way, they’re playing some of the best basketball in the entire tournament — from the hustle players and dirty workers to the highlight reelers with the already-famous last names. Vive March Madness! Vive the Sweet 16!

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