The beauty of the NCAA Tournament is that once the field of 68 gets set, it no longer discriminates. If you play like a star, the nation catches on. If you succumb to the pressure, there is nowhere to hide. Of course, we know that the upset reigns supreme this time of the year as well, which also sets the table for new stars to emerge. In the past, it's been unknowns like Davidson's Stephen Curry or Northern Iowa's Ali Farokhmanesh (recall his iconic 3-pointer to help topple Kansas) or Valpo's Bryce Drew, all the way back in 1998. Whether they go on to achieve NBA success is immaterial -- March is about so much more.
With that in mind, here are 17 names you don't know now but will by the end of the madness.
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