6 players Wizards fans need to watch in the NCAA Tournament

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Ja'Kobe Walter, Baylor

Starting all 33 games for the Baylor Bears this season, Ja'Kobe Walter has provided Baylor with strong play on the wing all season long. Standing 6'5", Walter is a confident three-point shooter and can fill up a stat sheet when he is in rhythm. While there is room to improve in terms of on-ball shot-creating, many scouts believe the 2023-24 Big-12 Rookie of the Year can be a solid three-and-D player in the NBA.

Reed Sheppard, Kentucky

Coming off the bench alongside Dillingham, Reed Sheppard has been mocked by some as the draft's best available guard option. Although he is somewhat undersized, Sheppard makes up for it with elite playmaking ability and a deadeye three-point shooting prowess. In 32 games for the Wildcats, Sheppard shot 52.5 percent from beyond the arc, an eye-popping number from the 2023-24 SEC Rookie of the Year.

Jared McCain, Duke

Known primarily for his shooting ability, Duke Blue Devils guard Jared McCain is a prospect built for modern basketball. The 20-year-old shot the third-most three-pointers of any freshman in the ACC this season, cashing in on 39.9 percent of his attempts. Although his size will likely negatively impact his defensive ability at the NBA level, his developing offensive game and confident profile would make him a welcome addition to a Wizards team that ranks 26th in offensive rating this season.

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