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PLAYER RANKINGS CHEATSHEET

NCAA Tournament player rankings are based on scoring average and possible games played. But because balancing those two factors can be tricky -- a player with a lower scoring average who is certain to play multiple games is a better pick than a higher-scoring player who is likely to play fewer games -- possible games are based on seeds to eliminate guesswork from the equation.

Seeds 1-4 have the potential to play six games; seeds 5-7 likely won't advance to the Final Four, but could play four games; seeds 8-9 likely will only play two games because the top seeds are waiting in the second round; seeds 10-13 might be able to advance to the Sweet 16, but probably no farther (three games); and seeds 14-16 aren't likely to get out of the first round. No. 1 seeds also were given slightly greater weight atop the list. Teams in the play-in games were not considered.

Of course, if you think, for example, Washington is going to win the championship (and thus play six games), you'll want to give greater weight to Washington players in your personal rankings. This list is a starting point.

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1. Jimmer Fredette, BYU, G, 28.5 ppg
2. Kemba Walker, Connecticut, G, 23.5
3. Nolan Smith, Duke, G, 21.3
4. JaJuan Johnson, Purdue, F-C, 20.5
5. Jordan Hamilton, Texas, G-F, 18.6
6. Jon Leuer, Wisconsin, F, 18.6
7. Ben Hansbrough, Notre Dame, G, 18.5
8. E'Twaun Moore, Purdue, G, 18.2
9. Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin, G, 18.1
10. Jared Sullinger, Ohio state, F, 17.2
11. Kyle Singler, Duke, F, 17.1
12. *Kyrie Irving (toe), Duke, G, 17.4
13. Marcus Morris, Kansas, F, 17.3
14. Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh, G, 16.7
15. Brandon Knight, Kentucky, G, 17.5
16. Terrence Jones, Kentucky, F, 16.5
17. Kawhi Leonard, San Diego State, F, 15.4
18. Tim Abromaitis, Notre Dame, F, 15.3
19. Harrison Barnes, North Carolina, F, 15.0
20. Preston Knowles, Louisville, G, 14.8
21. Tyler Zeller, North Carolina, F, 14.5
22. William Buford, Ohio state, G, 14.4
23. Erving Walker, Florida, G, 14.4
24. Kris Joseph, Syracuse, F, 14.4
25. Kenny Boynton, Florida, G, 14.1
26. Markieff Morris, Kansas, F, 13.6
27. Tu Holloway, Xavier, G, 20.2
28. Tristan Thompson, Texas, F, 13.3
29. Rick Jackson, Syracuse, F, 13.0
30. John Jenkins, Vanderbilt, G, 19.5
31. Jacob Pullen, Kansas State, G, 19.5
32. Doron Lamb, Kentucky, G, 13.0
33. Scoop Jardine, Syracuse, G, 12.8
34. Derrick Williams, Arizona, F, 19.1
35. Jackson Emery, BYU, G, 12.6
36. Jon Diebler, Ohio state, G, 12.5
37. Brad Wanamaker, Pittsburgh, G, 12.0
38. Dwight Hardy, St. John's, G, 18.0
39. Austin Freeman, Georgetown, G, 17.9
40. David Lighty, Ohio state, G-F, 11.8
41. Carleton Scott, Notre Dame, F, 11.6
42. Malcolm Thomas, San Diego State, F, 11.5
43. Gary Johnson, Texas, F, 11.5
44. Chandler Parsons, Florida, F, 11.5
45. John Henson, North Carolina, F, 11.4
46. Brandon Triche, Syracuse, G, 11.3
47. Darius Miller, Kentucky, G, 11.3
48. Vernon Macklin, Florida, C, 11.3
49. Isaiah Thomas, Washington, G, 16.8
50. D.J. Gay, San Diego State, G, 11.2
51. Gilbert Brown, Pittsburgh, F, 10.9
52. Kyle Kuric, Louisville, G, 10.8
53. Cory Joseph, Texas, G, 10.5
54. Matthew Bryan-Amaning, Washington, F, 15.5
55. Jeremy Lamb, Connecticut, G-F, 10.3
56. Peyton Siva, Louisville, G, 10.1
57. Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt, F, 15.1
58. Talor Battle, Penn State, G, 20.1
59. Alex Oriakhi, Connecticut, F-C, 10.0
60. Keaton Nankivil, Wisconsin, F, 10.0
61. Tyrel Reed, Kansas, G, 10.0
62. Ramone Moore, Temple, G, 14.9
63. Billy White, San Diego State, F, 9.9
64. Scott Martin, Notre Dame, G, 9.9
65. J'Covan Brown, Texas, G, 9.8
66. Tyrone Nash, Notre Dame, F, 9.7
67. Terrence Jennings, Louisville, F, 9.7
68. Khris Middleton, Texas A&M, F, 14.3
69. Seth Curry, Duke, G, 9.5
70. Casey Mitchell, West Virginia, G, 14.1
71. Reeves Nelson, UCLA, F, 13.9
72. Mark Lyons, Xavier, G, 13.8
73. Chris Smith, Louisville, G, 9.1
74. Tyshawn Taylor, Kansas, G, 9.1
75. Keith Benson, Oakland, C, 18.0
76. Nasir Robinson, Pittsburgh, F, 9.0
77. Justin Harper, Richmond, F, 17.9
78. Kenneth Faried, Morehead State, F-C, 17.6
79. *Chris Wright (hand), Georgetown, G, 13.1
80. Kevin Jones, West Virginia, F, 13.1
81. Reggie Hamilton, Oakland, G, 17.4
82. Alex Tyus, Florida, F, 8.7
83. Malcolm Lee, UCLA, G, 13.0
84. Kalin Lucas, Michigan State, G, 17.2
85. Marcus Denmon, Missouri, G, 17.1
86. Festus Ezeli, Vanderbilt, C, 12.8
87. Noah Hartsock, BYU, F, 8.5
88. Chase Tapley, San Diego State, G, 8.4
89. Tyler Honeycutt, UCLA, F, 12.6
90. Kevin Anderson, Richmond, G, 16.5
91. Justin Brownlee, St. John's, F, 12.2
92. Jason Clark, Georgetown, G, 12.1
93. Trey Thompkins, Georgia, F, 16.1
94. Jimmy Butler, Marquette, G-F, 16.0
95. Demonte Harper, Morehead State, G, 16.0
96. Darius Johnson-Odom, Marquette, G, 15.9
97. David Loubeau, Texas A&M, F, 11.9
98. Yancy Gates, Cincinnati, F, 11.8
99. Lavoy Allen, Temple, F, 11.8
100. Kenny Frease, Xavier, C, 11.7
101. *Scootie Randall (foot), Temple, F, 11.6
102. Dion Dixon, Cincinnati, G, 11.6
103. Rodney McGruder, Kansas State, G, 11.4
104. Leslie McDonald, North Carolina, G, 7.4
105. Tai Wesley, Utah State, F, 14.7
106. Darryl Bryant, West Virginia, G, 10.9
107. Travis Leslie, Georgia, G, 14.5
108. Dexter Strickland, North Carolina, G, 7.2
109. Jamel McLean, Xavier, F, 10.8
110. Justin Holiday, Washington, F, 10.8
111. Juan Fernandez, Temple, G, 10.7
112. Joshua Smith, UCLA, C, 10.6
113. Brad Tinsley, Vanderbilt, G, 10.6
114. Kareem Maddox, Princeton, F, 13.9
115. Ian Hummer, Princeton, F, 13.9
116. *Chris Singleton (foot), Florida State, F, 13.8
117. Steven Gray, Gonzaga, G, 13.8
118. Curtis Kelly, Kansas State, F, 10.3
119. Khalif Wyatt, Temple, G, 10.0
120. Jeff Brooks, Penn State, F, 13.3
121. Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati, G, 9.9
122. John Flowers, West Virginia, F, 9.6
123. Lamont Jones, Arizona, G, 9.6
124. Dan Mavraides, Princeton, G, 12.7
125. Robert Sacre, Gonzaga, C, 12.5
126. Will Hudson, Oakland, F, 12.5
127. Ian Clark, Belmont, G, 12.4
128. Draymond Green, Michigan State, F, 12.3
129. Will Barton, Memphis, G, 12.3
130. Gerald Robinson, Georgia, G, 12.2
131. Elias Harris, Gonzaga, F, 12.1
132. Douglas Davis, Princeton, G, 11.9
133. Jae Crowder, Marquette, F, 11.7
134. Scotty Hopson, Tennessee, G, 17.4
135. Laurence Bowers, Missouri, F, 11.6
136. Brockeith Pane, Utah State, G, 11.6
137. Durrell Summers, Michigan State, G, 11.5
138. Matt Howard, Butler, F, 16.7
139. Mick Hedgepeth, Belmont, F-C, 10.6
140. Brian Green, Utah State, G, 10.6
141. Travis Bader, Oakland, G, 10.5
142. Ricardo Ratliffe, Missouri, F, 10.5
143. Terrance Hill, Morehead State, G, 10.4
144. Corey Fisher, Villanova, G, 15.4
145. Cam Long, George Mason, G, 15.3
146. Kim English, Missouri, G, 10.2
147. Michael Dixon Missouri, G, 10.2
148. Shelvin Mack, Butler, G, 15.2
149. Darius Morris, Michigan, G, 15.2
150. Tobias Harris, Tennessee, F, 15.2
151. Frank Hassell, Old Dominion, F, 15.0
152. Scott Saunders, Belmont, F-C, 10.0
153. Corey Stokes, Villanova, G, 15.0
154. Joe Jackson, Memphis, G, 9.9
155. Derwin Kitchen, Florida State, G, 9.9
156. Demetri McCamey, Illinois, G, 14.8
157. Ryan Pearson, George Mason, F, 14.4
158. Maalik Wayns, Villanova, G, 14.0
159. Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan, G, 13.9
160. Tre'Von Willis, UNLV, G, 13.5
161. Chace Stanback, UNLV, G-F, 13.0
162. Kent Bazemore, Old Dominion, G-F, 12.5
163. Mike Davis, Illinois, F, 12.0
164. Oscar Bellfield, UNLV, G, 11.1
165. Devon Beitzel, Northern Colorado, G, 21.4
166. Luke Hancock, George Mason, F, 10.7
167. Orlando Johnson, UC Santa Barbara, G-F, 21.1
168. Mike Tisdale, Illinois, C, 10.1
169. Noah Dahlman, Wofford, F, 20.0
170. John Holland, Boston, G-F, 19.2
171. Darrion Pellum, Hampton, G, 17.7
172. Kwame Morgan II, Hampton, G, 16.5
173. James Nunnally, UC Santa Barbara, F, 16.4
174. Mike Muscala, Bucknell, F-C, 14.9
175. Darryl Partin, Boston, G, 14.5
176. Cameron Rundles, Wofford, G, 14.0
177. Julian Boyd, Long Island, F, 12.9
178. Jamal Olasewere, Long Island, F, 12.9
179. Wesley Jenkins, St. Peter's, G, 12.8
180. Jamar Diggs, Wofford, G, 12.5
181. Dwayne Lathan, Indiana State, G, 11.0
182. Bryson Johnson, Bucknell, G, 11.7
183. Jeron Belin, St. Peter's, F, 11.6
184. Ryan Bacon, St. Peter's, F, 10.0
185. Nikola Cvetinovic, Akron, F, 11.9
186. David Hicks, Long Island, G, 11.0
187. Kyle Johnson, Long Island, G, 10.8
188. Nick Leon, St. Peter's, G, 10.6
189. Neal Kingman, Northern Colorado, F, 10.6
190. Brett McKnight, Akron, F, 10.3
191. Brett McClanahan, Akron, G, 10.1

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