The Final Four is the biggest stage in college basketball. Who is ready to use that platform and announce themselves as a top NBA Draft prospect.
This NCAA Tournament has been mostly chalk but many of the big name prospects have already been eliminated. With the Final Four coming in this weekend, which players are mostly like to move from the Tournament into the NBA?
5. Xavier Tillman, Forward, Michigan State
Tillman wasn’t on many draft boards to begin the tournament — a second-year big who’s started just 13 games this season and played just under 900 minutes. He moved into the starting lineup towards the end of the season and is peaking at just the right time, both for the Spartans and for his draft stock.
Tillman has averaged 15.3 points, 8.5 points, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.8 blocks per game in the tournament, numbers that will surely turn some heads. At 6-foot-8 and 245 pounds, Tillman is a mobile big with great rebounding, shot-blocking and finishing ability. He shows potential as a passer and you get the sense that he’s just starting to scratch the surface. However, there’s a limited sample of him as an impact player and in the draft he’d be both a risk and a project.