AP Basketball Writer 

Who is No. 1? Top college player often not top NBA prospect


March 29, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke's Marvin Bagley III, Arizona's Deandre Ayton and Oklahoma's Trae Young are certain high NBA draft picks, one of them could easily be the top overall selection.

Still, that doesn't make any of them the best player in college basketball.

That's a different question.

Villanova's Jalen Brunson is a leading candidate to be anointed the national college player of the year.

While several freshmen will likely hear their names called as one of the top-five draft picks, Brunson has been the man in college. And Brunson has NBA talent at the helm of a team playing in this we...

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