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11 NBA Pros Who Owned March Madness

From Anthony Davis to Carmelo, these guys used the NCAA tourney to skyrocket their pro ball careers.

While you watch the Madness that is March—which consists of 68 teams and four play-in games—just remember that the star-making performances you are witnessing are likely preludes to budding NBA careers. This year, is all about the freshman phenoms from Duke forward Jabari Parker  to Kansas star Andrew Wiggins and Kentucky's Julius Randle. But then there are seniors like Creighton's Doug McDermott, who is also ready to take the nation by storm. In the past decade or so, several current NBA players have dazzled the hardwood under the national spotlight, helping improve their draft stock or, in some cases, force the issue whether or not they’d declare for the NBA once the college season came to a close. Here are 11 pros who have used March Madness as their own personal coming out party.

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