The 6 players who rise and fall the most after the March Madness

If we look at the list for the draft before the tournament we see that some players have come out very reinforced and others, quite the opposite.


UP De'Andre Hunter (Virginia)

Apuntaba to the top-10 before starting the tournament, has remained in their socks in points (15.8) and rebounds (5.3) of the entire season and has been shown as a player very regular, but his stellar performance in the final has shown everything that can boost him to a really high position in the draft. Even fighting for a position between the first five elections. 27 points, 9 rebounds, 50% in shots, 4/5 in triples, including the one that forced the extension. All this coupled with his undoubted defensive talent and adorned with the title of university champion being the best in the most important game.

Rui Hachimura (Gonzaga)

Despite falling in the conference final against the inhuman defense of Texas Tech, Hachimura has confirmed all the expectations I had created before the March Madness. Both he and his partner Brandon Clarke (another who has also come out reinforced) have proven to be the leaders of his team, without hiding in the hottest moments. The Japanese have averaged 16.5 points and 6 rebounds and shown important player ways. His candidacy to the top-10 has won many integers.

Carsen Edwards (Purdue)

One of the great revelations of the tournament. His team fell in the conference final against Virginia in overtime, but his performance is already March Madness story: 42 points with 10 triples. Only a miracle of the rival forcing the extension prevented that Purdue was in the Final Four with him as a great hero. His averages of 34.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 45.9% in triples shooting 61 times from the perimeter are spectacular. Due to his height (1.85) he was never among the favorites of the franchises, but his continuous exhibitions in the tournament have made him climb positions until having real options to be elected in the first round, something unthinkable a month ago.

BAJAN Cam Reddish (Duke)

He has been the biggest loser of Duke's failure. I went for top-5 (at various times of the season even for top-3) and now nobody knows how far it can fall (for now always within the top ten positions). He lost the Sweet 16 to Virginia Tech and his team noticed. But he was in the previous round against UCF, in which Duke was miraculously saved, and in the Eastern end, where they fell with Michigan State. In both cases he showed nothing that made him a really special player. It has thrown very well of three (43.7%), worse than the general percentage (40%). In general terms we can say that the Reddish balloon has deflated enough.

Keldon Johnson (Kentucky)

was the big star of one of the favorites in the Final Four, especially after the elimination of North Carolina, the first on his side of the picture. But removing the debut match against a very weak Abilene Christian (25 + 6 with 62.5% in field goals), the rest of the participation of Johnson has gone unnoticed, always having a partner who took out the chestnuts of fire when his team needed his leadership. A gray performance for someone who was a serious candidate for the top-10 of the draft. A goal that is now much harder to achieve.

Coby White (North Carolina)

The North Carolina goal may have been the biggest disappointment in a tournament with fewer surprises than other years. Coby White came as a name to continue with Nassir Little in a team that aspired to everything. While the second had great performances in the first two games (the third and decisive only played 13 minutes due to physical problems), White did not take the step forward against Auburn with his teammate and his team in a moment of maximum need. His 0/7 in triples was a reflection of what some already pointed and that I could be a great enemy of his candidacy: a microwave player capable of the best and the worst, with a very uncertain future.



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