Oklahoma's Buddy Hield has continued his brilliance, destroying Oregon for 37 points to propel the Sooners to their first Fin

Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield has continued his brilliance, destroying Oregon for 37 points to propel the Sooners to their first Final Four since 2002.

There may not a better time to endear yourself to NBA scouts than during the NCAA Tournament. The entire country is locked in, as are prospective employers. As we examined recently, March Madness heroes of the past have become household names and propelled themselves further up draft boards. This year has been no different.

Here are the 10 players who have improved their draft status the most during the dance:

  • Yogi Ferrell, senior, point guard, Indiana

    Instead of focusing on what the undersized Ferrell can't do, let's focus on what he can do: score, push tempo, shoot the 3, h
  • Domantas Sabonis, sophomore, power forward, Gonzaga

    Sabonis' feathery lefty touch may very well have helped him play his way into the top five of June's draft. His best per
  • Brice Johnson, senior, forward, North Carolina

    Johnson has 23 double-doubles, meaning he and Sabonis are tied for fifth nationally. The former mega recr
  • Malachi Richardson, freshman, shooting guard, Syracuse

    Richardson, a former McDonald's All-American and Jordan Brand Classic selectee, has been chastised by Jim Boeheim for his err
  • Tyler Lydon, freshman, forward, Syracuse

    Richardson isn't the only Syracuse freshman drawing rave reviews for his play in the tournament. Lydon -- and his <a href="ht
  • Buddy Hield, senior, shooting guard, Oklahoma

    Nobody has had a better year, and yet Hield -- who ranks second nationally in scoring -- has been even better in the tourname
  • Brandon Ingram, freshman, small forward, Duke

    The electric Ingram was lights out during Duke's three NCAA Tournament games, including a 24-point, 5-rebound line in its Swe
  • V.J. Beachem, junior, shooting guard, Notre Dame

    Beachem put together a splendid junior year, averaging 12 points on 44 percent from distance for an Elite Eight Irish club. A
  • Georges Niang, senior, forward, Iowa State

    Niang's remarkable versatility as a playmaking point-forward was on full display during Iowa State's Sweet 16 run. The 6-foot
  • Chris Boucher, senior, forward, Oregon

    Boucher is a human pogo stick who ranked second nationally in blocks (3.1 per game) this year starring in Eugene. But the for

Watch my latest for Bleacher Report to find out how Monday night’s title game will be decided and the winners and losers thus far in the Final Four.

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