5 players for the Washington Wizards to watch during March Madness

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Jarace Walker, Washington Wizards
Jarace Walker of the Houston Cougars. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Jarace Walker is a player the the Washington Wizards should monitor.

With his never-ending competitiveness leading him to becoming an elite defender, Jarace Walker has become on of the best players in college basketball. While his fit isn’t immediately obvious for the Washington Wizards, he is an interesting prospect for them regardless.

As previously stated, Walker is a monstrous defender, he is six foot eight and built like an NFL linebacker. That is where the majority of his value to an NBA team is going to be right now. Although, he is an interesting prospect in other aspects as well.

Walker has a lot of potential on offense to pair with his high-caliber defense. He is an incredibly versatile player as he can finish around the rim with both power and finesse, he can find teammates in an offensive set, and he may be able to shoot the three. Some have even compared his potential on offense to All-Star Julius Randle.

While he has not shot the three ball incredibly well and could still be a mystery in that department as an NBA player, he has plenty of potential in that area. He is shooting 35.8% from deep this season, but again, due to the shortened three-point line in the NCAA, it’s hard to tell if that will translate to the next level.

While the Wizards have Kyle Kuzma, Kristaps Porzingis. and Deni Avdija who could take away potential minutes from Walker, he is a player with plenty of positional versatility. He can play the small forward, but he can also slide all the way to a small ball five. His strength and timing on defense could provide much needed relief to a Wizards frontcourt that is constantly in foul trouble.

His fit on the Wizards is definitely the most interesting possibility of anybody in the draft. It’s not clear cut, but it could also work incredibly well.