There is no better place to cement your legacy as a hoops star than the NCAA Tournament.

Stephen Curry, Harold “The Show” Arceneaux, Shabazz Napier, Kemba Walker, Miles Simon, Bryce Drew, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony are America’s Darlings of March Madness past.

With the opening weekend now in the books, it’s time to examine the best of the bunch, a list strictly comprising the top 16 players (not ranked) remaining as we get set to embark on the Sweet 16. Keep in mind: There is no Diamond Stone, Robert Carter, Justin Jackson, Nigel Hayes, Ethan Happ, Monte Morris, Thomas Bryant, Wayne Selden, Jr., Tyler Lydon or Malachi Richardson. 

For my 16 best “prospects,” please watch latest for Bleacher Report, here.

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