Ranking the Top 25 Players Entering the 2015 NCAA Tournament

By Eric Laboissonniere

Ranking the Top 25 Players Entering the 2015 NCAA Tournament

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These 25 players have been terrific for their respective teams all season long, and now they have the opportunity to show how good they really are.

25. Monte Morris, Iowa State

Monte Morris, Iowa State
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25. Monte Morris, Iowa State

Monte Morris, Iowa State
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Monte Morris is one of the best floor generals in the country, and he has really stepped up his game on the offensive end. He has been shooting terrific from deep this season, and he can help Iowa State make a deep run in the tourney.

24. Nic Moore, SMU

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24. Nic Moore, SMU

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Nic Moore is the best player on the best team in the AAC. He is the sole reason behind the Mustangs' success that earned them a trip to the NCAA tourney this season.

23. R.J. Hunter, Georgia State

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23. R.J. Hunter, Georgia State

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R.J. Hunter is one of the best hidden secrets in the nation. He is from a mid-major conference, but he can score at a major level. He is NBA-bound for sure, and he can make some noise during this NCAA tourney.

22. Larry Nance Jr., Wyoming

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22. Larry Nance Jr., Wyoming

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Where would Wyoming be without Larry Nance Jr.? Definitely not in the NCAA tourney. Nance can dominate on both ends of the floor, and he can lead Wyoming to an upset victory or two -- or three.

21. Quinn Cook, Duke

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21. Quinn Cook, Duke

Quinn Cook, Duke
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Quinn Cook has taken his game to another level this season for Duke. He is a deadly long-range shooter for the Blue Devils, and without his leadership and shooting, Duke would certainly not be one of the best teams in the nation.

20. Ron Baker, Wichita State

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20. Ron Baker, Wichita State

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Ron Baker is the leading scorer on Wichita State, but he is also terrific on the defensive end. Baker has plenty of tournament experience, and he is not afraid of the big moment, making him one of the best players in the nation.

19. Perry Ellis, Kansas

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19. Perry Ellis, Kansas

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Perry Ellis has been outstanding this season on both ends of the floor. The Jayhawks need a healthy Ellis if they want to make a deep run in the tourney. Ellis can score from anywhere on the floor, but his post play has been more than sensational.

18. T.J. McConnell, Arizona

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18. T.J. McConnell, Arizona

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T.J. McConnell does not get as much credit as he deserves. He is one of the best floor generals in the country, and he is the most valuable player on one of the best teams in the nation. He does the little things for Arizona and rarely makes a costly mistake.

17. Devin Booker, Kentucky

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17. Devin Booker, Kentucky

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Devin Booker is the most clutch shooter on the best team in the country. Booker has been so good for the Wildcats this season, and if he was on another team not named Kentucky, he would more than likely be that team's leading scorer.

16. Buddy Hield, Oklahoma

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16. Buddy Hield, Oklahoma

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The Big 12 Player of the Year Buddy Hield is one of the best scorers in the country. He makes Oklahoma a true Final Four contender.

15. Georges Niang, Iowa State

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15. Georges Niang, Iowa State

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Georges Niang is one of the best players to watch. He has so many different moves on the offensive end, especially when he is in the paint. Niang is the go-to guy for Iowa State, and they have one of the best offenses in the nation.

14. Kris Dunn, Providence

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14. Kris Dunn, Providence

Kris Dunn, Providence
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Kris Dunn does everything for Providence, and he always has the ball in his hands down the stretch. Dunn makes Providence a team that no one wants to play, and he gets the job done on both ends of the floor.

13. Stanley Johnson, Arizona

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13. Stanley Johnson, Arizona

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Stanley Johnson is one of the best freshmen in the country for Arizona, and he plays nothing like a freshman. He is a mature player for the Wildcats, and he is their go-to guy when the going gets tough. Johnson is the type of player everyone wants on their team.

12. Bobby Portis, Arkansas

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12. Bobby Portis, Arkansas

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Bobby Portis has been so good on the offensive end this season. Ge scores from anywhere on the court and has great size and length. Without Portis, Arkansas would not be in the NCAA tourney.

11. Melo Trimble, Maryland

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11. Melo Trimble, Maryland

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Melo Trimble has been delightful to watch this season for Maryland. He is a terrific guard who can shoot and get to the rim. Maryland struck gold with Trimble, and he is not afraid of the big moment.

10. Montrezl Harrell, Louisville

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10. Montrezl Harrell, Louisville

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Montrezl Harrell has struggled at times this season, but he is still one of the best big men in country. Harrell can literally take over in any game because of his size and skill in the paint. Watch out for him during the tourney.

9. Jerian Grant, Notre Dame

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9. Jerian Grant, Notre Dame

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Jerian Grant has put Notre Dame back on the map with his terrific offensive play. Seriously, where would Notre Dame be without Grant? He not afraid of any team, and he still produces big numbers against some of the best teams in the country.

8. Seth Tuttle, Northern Iowa

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8. Seth Tuttle, Northern Iowa

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Seth Tuttle is a big time player for Northern Iowa. He knows how to score the basketball, and he has taken over in many games this season. He has been the best player in the MVC all season long, and that says something when Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet are also in the conference.

7. Delon Wright, Utah

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7. Delon Wright, Utah

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Delon Wright always finds a way to help Utah win. If he is having an off night on the offensive end he will step up on defense, and vice versa. Wright is a terrific floor general who gives Utah a chance to go to the Final Four.

6. Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga

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6. Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga

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After transferring from Kentucky, Kyle Wiltjer has shown that he is one of the best players in the country. He has dominated in almost every game this season, and without him, Gonzaga would not be a high seed in the NCAA tourney.

5. Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky

Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky
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5. Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky

Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky
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Everyone knew Willie Cauley-Stein was a beast on the defensive end, but this season he has also been terrific on offense. He is one of the best big men in the country along with his teammate Karl-Anthony Towns.

4. Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky

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4. Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky

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Towns has been fantastic this season, and as of late he has shown that he has the ability to take over games on the interior. Towns creates problems for every team in the country.

3. D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State

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3. D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State

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Ohio State would not be in the NCAA tournament without D'Angelo Russell. He gives the Buckeyes a chance to win in any game because he can take over on the offensive end. Russell is one of the best scorers in the country, and he will be a terrific NBA player.

2. Jahlil Okafor, Duke

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2. Jahlil Okafor, Duke

Jahlil Okafor, Duke
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Jahlil Okafor has been so good for Duke this season. He is so gifted on the offensive end and has shown that he can score against anyone in the nation.

1. Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin

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1. Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin

Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
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Frank Kaminsky is the best player in the country, and he makes Wisconsin a true title contender that can compete with Kentucky. Kaminsky can score from anywhere, and he always plays at an extremely high level.

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