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NCAA Basketball March Madness

NCAA Tournament 2014: Ranking the Top 15 Players in the Final Four

Ranking the Top 15 Players in the Final Four

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The Final Four is filled with talent. After all, the four teams remaining have separated themselves from the other 64 teams in the 2014 NCAA tournament. As you can imagine, there are plenty of talented players on these teams. We will be ranking the top 15 players.

There are definitely going to be some good players left off the list. However, all 15 of the lucky ones who did make the list are amazing to say the least.

15. Traevon Jackson, Wisconsin

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15. Traevon Jackson, Wisconsin

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Traevon Jackson may take a backseat to Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker, but he has been great in the tournament. He was better in the first two games than the last two, but that is okay. Jackson is averaging 12.8 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game and 4.5 assists per game in the dance.

14. Michael Frazier II, Florida

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14. Michael Frazier II, Florida

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Michael Frazier II is a game-changer. If he is on from behind the arc, Florida is very tough to beat -- tough to beat regardless. He is the best three-point shooter left in the tournament and his 117 made threes on the year would probably agree.

13. DeAndre Daniels, Connecticut

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13. DeAndre Daniels, Connecticut

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DeAndre Daniels may not get as much credit as Shabazz Napier, but Connecticut would not be the same without him. He is averaging 17 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game in the dance. The 6-foot-9 Huskie can also shoot the long-ball -- has made eight threes this tournament.

12. Ben Brust, Wisconsin

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12. Ben Brust, Wisconsin

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The game against Arizona was the only one that Ben Brust did not score in double figures in the tournament. Michael Frazier II may be the best three-point shooter left, but fans cannot forget about Brust. He has made 93 threes on the year and will make teams pay when left open.

11. Ryan Boatright, Connecticut

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11. Ryan Boatright, Connecticut

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Ryan Boatright has to come up big if the Huskies plan on upsetting No. 1 seed Florida. Him and Napier help make up a very good backcourt. Napier is the best player -- no doubt about it -- but Boatright is a very good player as well.

10. James Young, Kentucky

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10. James Young, Kentucky

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James Young is the type of player who can hit three or more threes very quickly. He is also a player who can disappear from games from time to time. Regardless, he did average 14.1 points per game during the season and has made 79 shots from behind the arc.

9. Casey Prather, Florida

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9. Casey Prather, Florida

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Casey Prather may not put up huge numbers, like he did at the beginning of the year, but he was still the leading scorer during the season and is easily one of the best players on Florida.

8. Andrew Harrison, Kentucky

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8. Andrew Harrison, Kentucky

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Every good team needs a good point guard and that is exactly what Andrew Harrison is. Him and his brother stepping up is the main reason why Kentucky has improved so much. Harrison also stands at 6-foot-6, so there is that.

7. Patric Young, Florida

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7. Patric Young, Florida

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Patric Young is the most underrated player on Florida. That has been the case ever since he joined the program. However, when he is on his game, he cannot be stopped in the paint. He is a great defender and he can rebound the ball at a high rate. Watch out for the Gators’ big man because he could be their MVP in the Final Four.

6. Sam Dekker, Wisconsin

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6. Sam Dekker, Wisconsin

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Sam Dekker has the talent to be a top 10 player in college hoops. He hasn’t necessarily been the most dominating scorer in the tournament, but he may need to show off his talent if Wisconsin is going to make the championship game.

5. Aaron Harrison, Kentucky

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5. Aaron Harrison, Kentucky

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Aaron Harrison is clutch. We all saw that when he sunk the game-winning three against Michigan. Like his twin brother, he has great size at the college level.

4. Scottie Wilbekin, Florida

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4. Scottie Wilbekin, Florida

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Scottie Wilbekin is a menace on the defensive side of the ball. He is pretty good on the offensive side of the ball as well. He seems to always have the ball in his hands at key moments. That is probably why the Gators have won 30 games in a row (among other reasons).

3. Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin

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3. Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin

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Frank Kaminsky was awesome last game against Michigan. After all, he did score 28 points. All eyes will be on him in the Final Four and it will be interesting to see if he can come up big once again. Regardless, he is easily one of the best players in the Big Dance and should have gotten more buzz this season.

2. Julius Randle, Kentucky

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2. Julius Randle, Kentucky

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Julius Randle would be No. 1 on this list if the player in front of him wasn’t playing so good right now. Randle rebounds and he scores. He is a double-double machine.

1. Shabazz Napier, Connecticut

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1. Shabazz Napier, Connecticut

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Shabazz Napier had a great season and that season has definitely carried over to the NCAA tournament. Out of every player left in the dance, he means the most to his team. That is one of the biggest reasons why he is No. 1 on this list. He is also averaging 23.3 points per game in the tourney. That is another reason.

Trevor Lowry is a Senior Writer and Copy Editor at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.