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NCAA Tourney Watch: 13 Prospects to Watch in the NCAA Tournament

Nick Whalen

RotoWire's NBA Editor and award winning host of the RotoWire NBA Podcast. Many years ago, Stromile Swift gave Nick his unbelievably sweaty headband after a preseason game. Despite its failure to match his school colors, Nick went on to wear that headband for the entirety of his sixth grade basketball season. Catch Nick on Twitter @wha1en.

As the 2017-18 Fantasy regular season nears its close, for many owners it’s time to start looking ahead to next season, and the draft prep that comes with it.

While we’re still three-plus months from the NBA Draft, we’re less than 24 hours from the start of the NCAA Tournament, which kicks off with a pair of First Four games Tuesday and Wednesday from Dayton, OH. With the exception of 19-year-old Slovenian Luka Doncic, nearly every other consensus lottery prospect -- if there ever was such a thing -- is set to take part in the Tournament.

Among the headliners are DeAndre Ayton, Marvin Bagley, Mikal Bridges and Jaren Jackson, each of whom lead top-four seeds with sights on a run to San Antonio. Meanwhile, the teams housing the draft’s two best point guard prospects -- Trae Young (Oklahoma) and Collin Sexton (Alabama) -- each snuck in as one of the final at-large bids

For the most part, there’s not a ton a blue-chipper like Ayton can do in the Tournament

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