An NBA talent evaluator tells Seth Davis which five players have the most to prove in March
JIMMER FREDETTE, G, BYU
Everyone likes him, but there's a wide range of opinions. People knock his defense, but his only job on D is to not get into foul trouble, so it's hard to judge. Without [suspended forward Brandon] Davies in there he has more of a load to carry. Fredette has played great, but I want to see him do it against the bigger dogs. If he goes up against Pitt or Florida, can he still get it done?
KYLE SINGLER, F, Duke
I have a lot of questions about him. He hustles and does the smart stuff, but he has not shot the ball well at times. You wonder about that, you wonder about his athleticism. It doesn't get any easier at the next level. There are some guys in the NBA who won't let him be so rough-and-tumble.
BEN HANSBROUGH, G, Notre Dame
I think he gets overlooked, but I've been to four or five of his games when he has been the best player on the court—and that's against some really good teams. If he can keep scoring 20 or more points every game, it has to really help him. He seems to be a guy who wants to play on a big stage, so here's his chance.
KAWHI LEONARD, F, San Diego State
He does a lot of good things, but he has trouble scoring. Sometimes he can make plays for other guys, but there are a lot of tall wing players in the NBA who can do that but are better than him. Still, he has had a heck of a year. If he has a bad tournament, he could slip to the second round, but if he kicks butt, he could be a lottery pick.
TYLER HONEYCUTT, F, UCLA