The 25 Players To Watch in the 2021 NCAA Tournament

25. Cameron Krutwig, Loyola-Chicago

One of a handful of NCAA players who has already played in a Final Four, Krutwig hopes he can lead the Ramblers on another magical run through March. In 2018, Krutwig was the fifth-leading scorer for Loyola-Chicago — all five leading scorers averaged double-digits.

This year, Krutwig led the way for the Ramblers and was the team’s only double-digit PPG scorer. The burly big man is efficient down-low, and posted a well-rounded stat-line of 15.0 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 3.0 APG, 1.1 SPG, and 1.2 BPG.

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24. Quentin Grimes, Houston

The former Kansas Jayhawk has taken off in Year 2 with the Cougars. Grimes has developed into one of the top guards in the country, finishing third in the American conference with 18.0 PPG. He’s gotten better in every facet of the game during his junior season.

His three-point percentage has jumped from 32.6-to-40.8, he’s rebounding and defending at a high-rate (6.0 RPG and 1.3 SPG). He was absolutely on fire during Houston’s conference tournament run, knocking down 14 threes in Houston’s three victories.

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