Players To Watch In The Sweet 16

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The 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has provided thrilling upsets and amazing comebacks in the first two rounds. Onion Sports presents a guide to the 10 players to watch in the Sweet 16.

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Lauri Markkanen: Arizona’s Finnish freshman forward is just the latest product of Sean Miller’s famed Jyväskylä-to-Tucson recruiting pipeline.

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Devonte’ Graham: The Kansas point guard has amazed college basketball fans nationwide by having a recent arrest that only had to do with a traffic ticket.

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Derek Willis: Kentucky will rely on the old-school veteran leadership of their only starter born before 1996.

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Isaac Haas: Purdue’s 7’2’’ junior is a specialist who excels at getting the ball down when it gets stuck between the rim and the backboard.

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Sindarius Thornwell: The South Carolina senior guard and SEC Player of the Year was completely unknown until he had one good game in the NCAA Tournament.

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Quentin Goodin: The playmaking freshman hopes to overcome long odds to bring a national championship to wherever the fuck Xavier is.

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Lonzo Ball: The star point guard has already verbally committed the next seven generations of his family to play for UCLA.

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Josh Jackson: The Kansas small forward has been able to maintain extreme focus throughout the season knowing that his teammates and coaches will always make excuses for his criminal behaviors.

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Aldo: This south Florida native has provided Baylor with the end-to-end speed and staunch defense only a 1,100-pound, 15-foot crocodile can offer.

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Frank Mason III: Millions of fans will be cheering on the Jayhawks’ Mason in the hopes that he’ll solidify their only correct Final Four pick.

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