NCAA March Madness is in full swing, with dozens of the country's best college basketball programs vying for supremacy.
The current crop of hardwood powerhouses features some of the top ballers in the nation like Jerian Grant, Christian Wood and Willie Cauley-Stein.
As the tournament gets under way, we took a look at some of the best collegiate athletes hoping to cut down the net. Defensive stars and offensive stalwarts all populate this list of the 20 fittest players of the NCAA tournament. Players are arranged in no particular order.
20. Terry Rozier
A combo guard from Rick Pitino’s stable at Louisville, the 21-year-old Rozier is a solid all-around athlete, who contributes on both sides of the ball.
19. Montrezl Harrell
Harrell is one of the most versatile forwards in the country. Standing 6'8", and weighing roughly 240 pounds, the North Carolina native is regarded as a highly-explosive offensive performer.
18. Jakob Poeltl
Poeltl, a 7 foot player from Austria, surprised many college basketball analysts with how easily he adapted to the college level. The Utah freshman has the 235-pound frame to box out other big men, and the quickness to be a force on the offensive end of the floor.
17. Justise Winslow
The soon-to-be 19-year-old Duke star can play guard or forward, and has an NBA-ready body. At 6'6", weighing 229 pounds, Winslow is a force to be reckoned with.
16. Justin Anderson
Anderson is a solid all-around playmaker, who can get his own shot. The Virginia Cavaliers’ standout can also play physical and is a stout defender.
15. Myles Turner
Turner is a one-of-a-kind offensive player. The Texas Longhorns' stud is a threat from all over the floor. At 6'11", Turner has an outstanding reach, which will allow him to block shots not just on the college level, but the professional level as well.
14. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
At 6'7", weighing 220 pounds, Jefferson is most efficient in the paint. While he’s typically not the strongest player out on the floor, the Arizona Wildcats' sophomore can clean the glass and get to the line.
13. Jerian Grant
Grant has everything you want in a prototypical NBA guard: size, strength, composure and good decision-making. At 6'5", weighing 202 pounds, the Notre Dame senior is capable of playing both guard positions and defending them as well.
12. Tyus Jones
The 18-year-old freshman out of Duke can get into the lane at will and possesses sneaky athleticism. Though he struggled with his shot later in the year, Jones remains one of the best point guards in the country due to his unselfishness and keen decision-making.
11. Kris Dunn
One of the top point guards in his class, the 21-year-old from Providence is lethal on both ends of the floor. At 6'3", weighing 205 pounds, Dunn has the speed to blow by defenders on offense, and the frame to withstand punishment on defense.
10. Bobby Portis
The 20-year-old Arkansas Razorback has the size to play inside and the shooting touch to play away from the basket. Portis is a solid defender and an above average offensive threat.
9. Kevon Looney
Looney is a 19-year-old tweener with a 6'9", 220-pound frame. The UCLA Bruins' star can shoot, attack the glass and stifle players on defense.
8. Sam Dekker
One of the Badger’s best players, this Wisconsin forward can play off-the-ball, shoot and post-up smaller players. At 6'9", weighing 230 pounds, the 20-year-old Dekker is one of the better athletes in the country.
7. Sir’Dominic Pointer
Pointer does it all for the St. John’s Red Storm. The 22-year-old senior weighs-in close to 200 pounds, but has been able to handle a heavy workload. He sports averages of 14 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two blocks.
6. Frank Kaminsky
Kaminsky led the Badgers to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament off the strength of a standout senior season. The 7 foot player averaged 18 points, eight rebounds and two blocks.
5. Stanley Johnson
Johnson is one of the most physical two-way forwards in the country. The Arizona Wildcats' freshman is a 6'7", 245-pound nightmare.
4. Willie Cauley-Stein
The 21-year-old Kentucky Wildcats' power forward is a tough low-post scorer and shot blocker. Stein played wide receiver on his Olathe Northwest high school football team.
3. Christian Wood
Wood is a supremely talented forward from the University of Nevada. The 19-year-old stands tall at 6'11", and is a pro rebounder and shot blocker.
2. Karl-Anthony Towns
Towns is one of the best centers in the country. At 6'11", weighing 250 pounds, the Kentucky Wildcats' freshman is a versatile big man, who fights for position in the post and is a ferocious rebounder.
1. Jahlil Okafor
Okafor, who many college basketball pundits regard as the top player in the country, is everything an NBA coach wants in a center. The 19-year-old Blue Devils star is a unique physical specimen, with crafty post moves and a high basketball IQ.