26 former 5-star recruits are playing in this year's NCAA Tournament

26 former 5-star recruits are playing in this year's NCAA Tournament

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26 former 5-star recruits are playing in this year's NCAA Tournament

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There will be no shortage of star players ready to take the court when the NCAA Tournament Round of 64 begins Friday.

March Madness is always littered with star power and this year’s NCAA Tournament field is no exception to that. Over 25 former five-star ranging from the class of 2016 to the class of 2020 are set to duke it out for a national title after the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out last year’s NCAA Tournament.

Let’s meet the 26 former five-star recruits who will play in March Madness this year.

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Class of 2020

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Oklahoma State G Cade Cunningham — Ranking: No. 1

USC C Evan Mobley — Ranking: No. 3

Florida State G Scottie Barnes — Ranking: No. 7

Texas F Greg Brown — Ranking: No. 9

Gonzaga G Jalen Suggs — Ranking: No. 11

North Carolina G Caleb Love — Ranking: No. 14

North Carolina F Day’Ron Sharpe — Ranking: No. 15

Tennessee G Jaden Springer — Ranking: No. 16

Tennessee G Keon Johnson — Ranking: No. 19

Kansas G Bryce Thompson — Ranking: No. 21

North Carolina F Walker Kessler — Ranking: No. 22

LSU G Cameron Thomas — Ranking: No. 25

Class of 2019

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Florida F Scottie Lewis — Ranking: No. 7

Oregon C N’Faly Dante — Ranking: No. 14

Villanova F Jeremiah Robinson-Earl — Ranking: No. 16

Villanova G Bryan Antoine — Ranking: No. 17

LSU F Trendon Watford — Ranking: No. 18

USC F Isaiah Mobley — Ranking: No. 20

Florida G Tre Mann — Ranking: No. 21

Tennessee G Josiah-Jordan James — Ranking: No. 22

North Carolina F Armando Bacot — Ranking: No. 27

Class of 2018

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Houston G Quentin Grimes — Ranking: No. 10

Gonzaga G Andrew Nembhard — Ranking: No. 23

Alabama PG Jahvon Quinerly — Ranking: No. 29

Class of 2016

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Michigan State G Joshua Langford — Ranking: No. 19

Texas G Andrew Jones — Ranking: No. 29

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