Ranking the top 10 players in the West Region for the 2024 NCAA Tournament

The UNC basketball program is in the West Region for the 2024 NCAA Tournament. How many Tar Heels cracked our top 10 players list?

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Ja'Kobe Walter, Pop Isaacs
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. . . 460. Ja'Kobe Walter. . 8. Ja'Kobe Walter. .

Although only a freshman, CBS Sports named Walter the best NBA Draft prospect in the West Regional. A big reason is his relentless scoring; he turned in 24.3 points per game and tallied double figures in 24 out of 33 games. The latest mock draft had Walter going to the Toronto Raptors as the 17th overall pick. However, the Big 12 Freshman of the Year told the Baylor Lariat that he is focused on delivering the Bears their second-ever national championship. Walker's coach, Scott Drew, calls him a rare combination of a "five-star guy (with) zero-star maintenance."