3 players that Jazz fans should watch for in the NCAA Tournament

With March Madness starting this week, Jazz fans should make an effort to watch for these potential lottery picks.
Dalton Knecht fires a jumper against Alabama
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Dalton Knecht
Dalton Knecht against the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the SEC Tournament / Andy Lyons/GettyImages

Dalton Knecht is a senior guard who plays for the Tennessee Volunteers. The Vols are a 2 seed in the Midwest region of the tournament bracket and could be set to make a deep run, giving fans and couch scouts across the nation a chance to get a good look at Knecht. As an NBA Draft prospect, he is an excellent scorer and secondary playmaker for any team that needs an offensive burst. A first-team All-American and widely regarded as one of the best players college hoops has to offer, teams like Utah would be crazy to disregard what he can add to a team.

"Talented shooter off the dribble with multiple moves to create space. Tennessee relies on him in must-score situations, and he has a feel for running the pick-and-roll, so he could develop into a primary option. At a minimum, his handle makes him a weapon attacking closeouts, slashing, and running transition offense."

The Ringer

A 40% 3-point shooter and dynamic scorer who has shown flashes of playmaking ability in his time with Tennessee. Knecht averages 21.1 points per game this season and has become the go-to scoring option for one of the best teams in the nation. He's a smart cutter and off-ball weapon, so you don't need to worry about dumping heavy usage into his development. His struggles have come mainly on the defensive end. Off-ball defense has been a strength of Knecht's, but he's often the weakest link defensively and can be targeted by opposing offenses. Improving on that end will be key to success in the NBA.