This article is part of our NCAA Tournament Preview series.What the West Region lacks in star power, it makes up for with excellent team play. Of the 15 players mentioned in the USA Today All-American team, the West Region is represented by just two: a second-teamer (Trevon Bluiett) and a third-teamer (Luke Maye). The three- and four-seeds, Michigan and Gonzaga, are egalitarian in nature, while Keita Bates-Diop of the Ohio State Buckeyes or possibly Mike Daum of South Dakota State may be the best individual talents. In terms of NBA talent, Michael Porter Jr. represents the best bet for a lottery pick in the region, but he will be playing in just his third game of the season due to a back injury.
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