10 Players Dallas Mavericks fans should watch in the NCAA Tournament

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With the NCAA Tournament starting this week, all eyes will be on the college basketball world.

It's the most wonderful time of the year for basketball fans, as you get to see Cinderella stories, players turn into stars, and games almost daily. There isn't anything better than March Madness, and right as the NCAA Tournament ends, the NBA Playoffs start just a few weeks later.

The NBA Playoffs are also a great time for basketball fans, and Dallas Mavericks fans are hoping that their team will be playing in it. The Mavs are in a great position to make the playoffs, as they are 40-29 and the seventh seed in the Western Conference after Tuesday's win over the San Antonio Spurs, but nothing is guaranteed.

10 Players Dallas Mavericks fans should watch in the NCAA Tournament

The Mavs must finish the season strong, and behind their star duo of Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, that is more than possible. They continue to prove that they are a top duo in the NBA, and the pieces around them are stepping up as well.

P.J. Washington has been a great defender for the Mavs and Dereck Lively II and Daniel Gafford have been phenomenal bigs for the Mavs, but you can always get better.

The Mavs likely won't have a first-round pick this year due to their pick being top-10 protected and probably going to the New York Knicks, but they will have a late second-round pick from the Boston Celtics.

Dallas' selection this year will be at the end of the second round due to Boston's record, and we could see the Mavs strike gold in the second round again. Two of the Mavs' last two second-round picks were Jalen Brunson and Jaden Hardy, and they could look to make a similar splash again.

Here we look at 10 players from the NCAA Tournament that Dallas Mavericks fans should watch because they could end up being Mavs next season.

10. Harrison Ingram

North Carolina, Forward, 6'7"

There is always a need for big wings no matter how deep your team is, and a player for Dallas Mavericks fans to watch during the NCAA Tournament is North Carolina forward and Dallas native Harrison Ingram.

The Mavs would be lucky if Ingram somehow fell all the way into the late second round, and he'd be a fun piece for Dallas' future.

This season for the Tar Heels, Ingram is averaging 12.1 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.4 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game while shooting 42.4 percent from the field and 37 percent from downtown.

Ingram's 3-point shooting has significantly improved this season, and he is someone who could crack the rotation next season if the Mavs were to draft him.

Ingram has a great feel for the game, and his ability to operate in the pick and roll as both a ball handler and a screener. The Mavs lack wings who can create, and Ingram is someone who they could occasionally play through due to his passing and decision-making.

Ingram also has great 3-and-D potential due to his switchability and shooting off the catch. He always brings great effort, and his 6-foot-7, 230-pound frame and 7-foot wingspan are good measurements for his position.

North Carolina's first game is on Thursday.