March Madness is upon us NBA fans, and whether you despise or absolutely love college basketball, it certainly benefits you as an avid basketball fan to watch these young hoopers duke it out on the hardwood. The tournament has yielded us with amazing finishes, star-studded performances, and gut-wrenching losses thus far, and who knows what’s in store for us farther down the road? NBA prospects like Zion Williamson and RJ Barret have already taken the court in the first few games of March Madness, so which NBA prospects can you watch during Saturday’s round of games? Stay tuned to find out!
1) Ja Morant, Murray State
After witnessing Ja Morant become just the fourth person all-time to drop a triple-double during the NCAA’s March Madness tournament, the projected lottery is being considered must-see TV. The second-year guard out of Dalzell, SC is averaging 24.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 10.2 assists per game while shooting 50.4% from the field. Interested in learning more about Ja and his game? Take a look at our Ja Morant draft profile right here on The Hardwood Tribune! Morant and the Murray State Racers basketball team will face FSU at 6:10 PM on TNT. You can also stream the game live on NCAA.com.
2) Rui Hachimura, Gonzaga
Hachimura and his Gonzaga Bulldogs started out the tournament hot with a dominating victory versus the Fairleigh Dickinson men’s basketball team, and there’s no doubt that they will look to replicate Thursday’s performance today against 9th seeded Baylor. Hachimura, who is projected to be a lottery pick, dropped 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 1 assist against the Knights during Thursday night’s Round of 64 matchup. Look for Rui to try to replicate his first-round success in tonight’s matchup as Gonzaga attempts to keep their championship dreams alive. Gonzaga will face Baylor tonight at 7:10 PM in Vivant Smart Home Arena located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The game will be aired on TBS and can be streamed live on Hulu.
3) Keldon Johnson, Kentucky
Keldon Johnson, who is being viewed as a possible lottery pick, had a great start to the tournament as he scored 25 points and grabbed 6 boards during Kentucky’s 44-79 victory versus Abilene Christian in their Round of 64 matchup on Thursday. While his season has been a bit inconsistent, he has scored 20-plus points six-times and shot just about 39% from behind the arc. Keldon may be primed and ready for a big game as the Wildcats will have their hands full with a tough Wofford team in their Round of 32 matchup. The Kentucky Wildcats and the Wofford Terriers will face off today at 2:40 PM in Jacksonville’s VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. The game will be aired on CBS and can be streamed live on Hulu.